We can't afford to look away from this. Our present addiction to gaming and porn is a very serious matter, which needs confronting, just as any other addiction does. Our addictive fantasy world existence is actually hindering our development as a species. It is stunting us all, by suppressing our imaginations.
I say to all the young people I work with: the future of music is in the past. The secrets to today lie there. All you have to do you have to do is bring it forward to today, add some fairy dust and make it your own.
Whether coming up with an essay structure, life plan or menu for tea, every student needs new ideas, so you might as well have a party while you ponder. It sounds ridiculous, seems crazy and could be entirely flawed as a concept, but thinking aloud in an accent deserves some listening to.
My name is Meron Semedar. I was born in Eritrea, when the country was under the Derg regime of Ethiopia. Like many Eritreans, my father was part of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) trying to bring about independence. I was born in a free area of Eritrea, controlled by EPLF at that time. Independence came in 1991, with a referendum taking place in 1993. The country started to build itself from scratch and for once the people of Eritrea started to experience peace and development. But not for long...
Does not the fact that the statement is a command already deconstruct it, pointing to the element within it that undoes its own claim? The intention of the phrase is to allow the child to 'be itself', to act away from the distractions of modern culture
It's strange to think that we put a man on the moon almost 50 years ago. The technology for achieving that feat has progressed but has our spirit of daring done the same? Have some things become too hard while others have become too easy? Are books better because of word processing? Are films better because of new technology?
I've been on Twitter since the summer of 2010, soon after my first novel was published. Three books, three years and a few thousand followers later, I think I may be getting the hang of it. So for what it's worth, here are my own five ways to get the best out of Twitter, and make sure it gets the best out of me.
Every month, live from the Leicester Square Theatre, I host Mat Ricardo's London Varieties. It's the show I have always wanted to watch, and it's a bit of a childhood dream come true to actually be in charge of it. There are surprises, special guests, one-time only collaborations... What I'm trying to say is that it's fun, and a lot of it.
I like paying extortionate amounts for an uncomfortable seat, no pause button, no tea-making facilities, surrounded by idiots grazing on plastic cheese and crisps as you watch a crap film. It's what many of us regard as a 'luxury'. Nothing wrong with treating yourself to a bit of luxury.
Historically, the term luxury has always been a standard of quality, a mark of authenticity and shielded by a veil of exclusivity. But now the term is increasingly being owned by high street brands looking to squeeze a few more pennies via some nice packaging, leading to this dearth of 'luxury' options.
Thinking in Numbers forces us to see the world from Daniel's perspective. Even if we feel numbers don't come naturally to us, one must wonder at their depth and insight into human experience.
As I entered my teenage years I tried to suppress my imagination and creativity desperately trying to 'fit in' and to be the same as all the other kids. I would often analyse every aspect of my life, doing whatever I could to blend in with the crowd.
With only a few days of London 2012 Olympics to go, chances are that it's already too late to get a ticket to any of the events - unless you have Olympic Family connections.
Recently, I have been cycling to work and it has given me more of an opportunity to look at the other commuters then driving did. I have noticed that the vast majority of them are plugged into some form of media, one way or another.