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Join Martin on his lounge each week as he overthinks everything. You'll hear two distinct formats: a monologic stream of thoughts on how media and technology affect our lives; and conversation with guests about topics that are important to them.

Lounge Ruminator Martin Feld

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Join Martin on his lounge each week as he overthinks everything. You'll hear two distinct formats: a monologic stream of thoughts on how media and technology affect our lives; and conversation with guests about topics that are important to them.

    36. Mapping Entrepreneurial Narratives with Special Guest David Sharpe

    36. Mapping Entrepreneurial Narratives with Special Guest David Sharpe

    This week, I chat with David Sharpe, who is undertaking PhD research into entrepreneurship in the creative industries in Australia (through the University of Wollongong). He is particularly interested in the journeys that entrepreneurs take and the narratives that they create about them. I ask him to explain his background, motivation and process and we … Continue reading "36. Mapping Entrepreneurial Narratives with Special Guest David Sharpe"

    35. Personas and Pets

    35. Personas and Pets

    For this episode, I explore the concept of persona—just how many people make up the person that is you?—and I discuss my own experience of having furry and feathered companions while working from home. Notes Marshall, P.D. and Barbour, K., 2015, ‘Making Intellectual Room for Persona Studies: a New Consciousness and a Shifted Perspective’, in … Continue reading "35. Personas and Pets"

    34. Corporate Identity and the Art of Recapping

    34. Corporate Identity and the Art of Recapping

    This week, I discuss a range of topics: the value of individual reading; what Twitter’s purpose is as a company; how ever-changing corporate names can become confusing; and the function of the TV recap in the streaming era. Notes Carpenter, E., 1966, ‘The New Languages’, in E. Carpenter and M. McLuhan (eds), Explorations in Communication: … Continue reading "34. Corporate Identity and the Art of Recapping"

    33. We Meet at Screens

    33. We Meet at Screens

    Television sets have long determined not only where our furniture goes, but also how we interact with others at home. Are things now changing in this physical space to reflect our own individual use of smaller, mobile screens? Notes Rushkoff, D., 1994, Media Virus!: Hidden Agendas in Popular Culture, 1st ed., Ballantine Books. The Frame … Continue reading "33. We Meet at Screens"

    32. Tackling Sports Betting with Special Guest Dr. Hannah Pitt

    32. Tackling Sports Betting with Special Guest Dr. Hannah Pitt

    Turn on your TV to watch a sporting match in Australia and you’re sure to see advertisements for various betting apps and services. Of particular concern is how these advertisements can affect and are understood by children. To learn more, I invited Dr. Hannah Pitt (Postdoctoral Research Fellow in public health at Deakin University) to … Continue reading "32. Tackling Sports Betting with Special Guest Dr. Hannah Pitt"

    31. WWDC and the Reality Distortion Field

    31. WWDC and the Reality Distortion Field

    Every year, on a particular day in June, I get up at 3:00 am in Australia to watch Apple’s WWDC keynote address. This year’s was really impressive and in this episode, I summarise the most exciting updates. There is, however one part of this story—almost too quickly forgotten—that needs to be addressed and I tell … Continue reading "31. WWDC and the Reality Distortion Field"

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