http://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/ en-usJulian VigoJulian Vigo's stories. I cover the anthropological intersections of tech, politics & culture.Copyright 2019 Forbes LLChttps://blogs-images.forbes.com/julianvigo/files/2018/06/Julian-Vigo_avatar_1528743463.jpgJulian Vigohttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/feed/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/11/15/the-extensive-practices-of-augmented-reality-today/ The Extensive Practices Of Augmented Reality TodayWith this week’s news of Apple’s plans to launching a standalone gaming headset capable of AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality), back in the fore of tech and media discussions are the expansive uses of these technologies across and outside the gaming universe.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5dce6af723bb110006a2428cFri, 15 Nov 2019 09:17:41 +00002019-11-15T09:17:41ZWith this week’s news of Apple’s plans to launching a standalone gaming headset capable of AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality), back in the fore of tech and media discussions are the expansive uses of these technologies across and outside the gaming universe.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/11/12/is-internet-privacy-post-gdpr-merely-a-theater/ Is Internet Privacy Post-GDPR Merely A Theater?Internet privacy in the European Union set new levels with the adoption of the GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation last year which commanded new levels of consent for internet use from harmonizing data privacy laws across Europe, to protecting and empowering all EU citizens data privacy a...Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5dcb11bbd9f70c00065add6dTue, 12 Nov 2019 20:20:11 +00002019-11-12T20:20:11ZInternet privacy in the European Union set new levels with the adoption of the GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation last year which commanded new levels of consent for internet use from harmonizing data privacy laws across Europe, to protecting and empowering all EU citizens data privacy a...https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/11/06/from-market-to-entertainment-how-technology-bridges-creativity-with-innovation/ From Market To Entertainment: How Technology Bridges Creativity With InnovationToo enter into the frame the innovations of multitrack recording, the electric guitar, the synthesizer, auto-tune and MIDI controller which are widely part of both electronic and analog music today.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5dbf06d97840ed000708dd59Wed, 6 Nov 2019 08:48:45 +00002019-11-06T08:48:45ZToo enter into the frame the innovations of multitrack recording, the electric guitar, the synthesizer, auto-tune and MIDI controller which are widely part of both electronic and analog music today.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/11/03/urban-housing-and-the-ethics-of-technology/ Urban Housing And The Ethics Of TechnologyWhere a case from earlier this year in Connecticut is testing the limits of racial discrimination in housing, we are only now beginning to understand how technology can have incredibly negative impacts for individuals of certain ethnicities and economic means.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5dbf06daffa3060006b63ff0Sun, 3 Nov 2019 17:10:53 +00002019-11-03T17:10:53ZWhere a case from earlier this year in Connecticut is testing the limits of racial discrimination in housing, we are only now beginning to understand how technology can have incredibly negative impacts for individuals of certain ethnicities and economic means.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/11/01/how-blue-collar-female-workers-benefit-from-new-technology/ How Blue Collar Female Workers Benefit From New TechnologyWhere bias in the workforce has systematically marginalized women, however, the evidence that women actually have increased opportunities in tech is not hard-fast since automation is also showing that women in blue collar jobs are being hit hardest by automation and other forms of new technology.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5db74a34f6e69a00063e9761Fri, 1 Nov 2019 04:18:36 +00002019-11-01T04:18:36ZWhere bias in the workforce has systematically marginalized women, however, the evidence that women actually have increased opportunities in tech is not hard-fast since automation is also showing that women in blue collar jobs are being hit hardest by automation and other forms of new technology.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/10/30/technologys-part-in-university-cheating/ Technology’s Part In University CheatingThe first of 33 parents sentenced for having been ensnared in college tutor Rick Singer’s $25 million scheme to help wealthy parents’s children access elite universities through fraudulent sports placements and SAT scores.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5db9f73264236100063fb56aWed, 30 Oct 2019 20:56:51 +00002019-10-30T20:56:51ZThe first of 33 parents sentenced for having been ensnared in college tutor Rick Singer’s $25 million scheme to help wealthy parents’s children access elite universities through fraudulent sports placements and SAT scores.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/10/25/serverless-architecture-development-and-its-importance-today/ Serverless Architecture Development And Its Importance TodayFrom the online markets for banking, education, publishing, artistic productions and crafts, there is no shortage for uses of the internet for marketing freelance skills to the larger world market, irrespective of national boundaries and customs.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5da4aaf3bbe3fc00068b9044Fri, 25 Oct 2019 19:23:16 +00002019-10-25T19:23:16ZFrom the online markets for banking, education, publishing, artistic productions and crafts, there is no shortage for uses of the internet for marketing freelance skills to the larger world market, irrespective of national boundaries and customs.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/10/14/the-new-tech-economy/ The New Tech EconomyFrom the online markets for banking, education, publishing, artistic productions and crafts, there is no shortage for uses of the internet for marketing freelance skills to the larger world market, irrespective of national boundaries and customs.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5da4aaf2cec002000668fac9Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:18:08 +00002019-10-14T17:18:08ZFrom the online markets for banking, education, publishing, artistic productions and crafts, there is no shortage for uses of the internet for marketing freelance skills to the larger world market, irrespective of national boundaries and customs.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/10/08/why-online-life-is-turning-people-towards-irl/ Why Online Life Is Turning People Towards IRLOver the past two years, I have seen people take “social media breaks” due to the stress caused by online engagement.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d8e608675d71500084979a1Tue, 8 Oct 2019 12:47:58 +00002019-10-08T12:47:58ZOver the past two years, I have seen people take “social media breaks” due to the stress caused by online engagement.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/10/03/google-and-the-right-to-be-forgotten/ Google And The Right To Be ForgottenA particular axis of critique lodged against Google is directed at how this giant processes data to the extent that Google exposes links to sensitive personal information that extends beyond EU boundaries, hence EU legal jurisdiction under the EU’s “right to be forgotten” privacy rule.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d938c34e1410f0006a27705Thu, 3 Oct 2019 05:49:43 +00002019-10-03T05:49:43ZA particular axis of critique lodged against Google is directed at how this giant processes data to the extent that Google exposes links to sensitive personal information that extends beyond EU boundaries, hence EU legal jurisdiction under the EU’s “right to be forgotten” privacy rule.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/09/27/targeted-advertising-and-the-usurpation-of-civil-rights/ Targeted Advertising And The Usurpation Of Civil RightsThis is how targeted advertising functions whereby information that we largely deem uninteresting or trivial is used to create a menu of objects, from among a larger group of online advertisers, that us our information to feed us future advertisements.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d8eb09fe672a60008382546Sat, 28 Sep 2019 01:11:31 +00002019-09-28T01:11:31ZThis is how targeted advertising functions whereby information that we largely deem uninteresting or trivial is used to create a menu of objects, from among a larger group of online advertisers, that us our information to feed us future advertisements.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/09/27/why-we-need-to-take-data-privacy-seriously/ Why We Need To Take Data Privacy SeriouslyThe Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced the formation of the new ACM Technology Policy Council to coordinate an agenda for its activities around the world which relate to social and political issues such as algorithmic bias and online privacy.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d8ead6647b9ad0008ac5927Sat, 28 Sep 2019 00:55:34 +00002019-09-28T00:55:34ZThe Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced the formation of the new ACM Technology Policy Council to coordinate an agenda for its activities around the world which relate to social and political issues such as algorithmic bias and online privacy.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/09/20/traveling-without-moving-how-the-internet-creates-perpetual-consumers/ Traveling Without Moving: How The Internet Creates Perpetual ConsumersThe internet was initially billed as an “information superhighway,” a term used throughout the 1990s. There is a paradox on how the internet was sold as a “highway” when in reality it forces most to physically stagnate while may businesses are busy promoting "movement" through consumption.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d846116aa75db0082648675Fri, 20 Sep 2019 05:39:00 +00002019-09-20T05:39:00ZThe internet was initially billed as an “information superhighway,” a term used throughout the 1990s. There is a paradox on how the internet was sold as a “highway” when in reality it forces most to physically stagnate while may businesses are busy promoting "movement" through consumption.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/09/18/how-the-internet-merged-art-and-design/ How The Internet Merged Art And DesignAccess to art has been somewhat democratized through new technology while conversely, the internet has allowed for niche commodities and design objects to enter into this blurred field of art today. This article examines the interstices of art and object as brought to us by the internet.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d823126cacaf60085904d43Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:01:00 +00002019-09-18T15:01:00ZAccess to art has been somewhat democratized through new technology while conversely, the internet has allowed for niche commodities and design objects to enter into this blurred field of art today. This article examines the interstices of art and object as brought to us by the internet.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/09/14/our-cultural-need-to-integrate-local-food-production-and-artificial-intelligence/ Our Cultural Need To Integrate Local Food Production And Artificial IntelligenceWith the rise of AI in farming, how might we better resist industrial farming by taking advantage of new technology and involving cultural notions of consumption of production?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d7d2561cacaf600859043a5Sat, 14 Sep 2019 19:43:00 +00002019-09-14T19:43:00ZWith the rise of AI in farming, how might we better resist industrial farming by taking advantage of new technology and involving cultural notions of consumption of production?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/09/12/the-technology-of-labor-today/ The Technology Of Labor TodayThis article examines how new technology has affected labor practices from the dimensions of online job sites, to hiring practices and the shifts in class dynamics and ethical questions regarding production today.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d79dc5ecacaf60085903c79Thu, 12 Sep 2019 06:09:00 +00002019-09-12T06:09:00ZThis article examines how new technology has affected labor practices from the dimensions of online job sites, to hiring practices and the shifts in class dynamics and ethical questions regarding production today.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/09/08/tech-drug-culture/ Tech Culture's Drug CultureHow has the tech industry helped to create and rising cannabis market given the strong crossover between the rise of drug use and the rise of tech culture?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d75261ecacaf60085903108Sun, 8 Sep 2019 17:19:00 +00002019-09-08T17:19:00ZHow has the tech industry helped to create and rising cannabis market given the strong crossover between the rise of drug use and the rise of tech culture?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/09/05/how-internet-marketing-creates-cultural-change/ How Internet Marketing Creates Cultural ChangeThis article examines how internet marketing is creating cultural change as its messages are increasingly bringing to the fore new ideas of power, selfhood and authenticity springboarding selfhood through technologies that are effecting our culture and the way we perceive ourselves as a society. Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d70c2aa431541008344c1e2Thu, 5 Sep 2019 08:09:00 +00002019-09-05T08:09:00ZThis article examines how internet marketing is creating cultural change as its messages are increasingly bringing to the fore new ideas of power, selfhood and authenticity springboarding selfhood through technologies that are effecting our culture and the way we perceive ourselves as a society. https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/08/31/generation-z-and-new-technologys-effect-on-culture/ Generation Z And New Technology's Effect On CultureThis article examines how Generation Z approaches technology and queries if this demographic might have much more to teach the rest of us than previously thought.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d6a24151c7c400086584fd1Sat, 31 Aug 2019 18:00:00 +00002019-08-31T18:00:00ZThis article examines how Generation Z approaches technology and queries if this demographic might have much more to teach the rest of us than previously thought.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/08/25/internet-advocacy-how-it-has-shifted-human-rights-struggles/ Internet Advocacy: How It Has Shifted Human Rights StrugglesHow has online advocacy changed political activism and how does new technology work to highlight allegedly political issues, many of which end up being quite apolitical in nature?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d62322b1f2f4e00858524f0Mon, 26 Aug 2019 03:28:00 +00002019-08-26T03:28:00ZHow has online advocacy changed political activism and how does new technology work to highlight allegedly political issues, many of which end up being quite apolitical in nature?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/08/23/education-technology-and-the-shift-in-how-we-learn/ Education Technology And The Shift In How We LearnHow might new technology in learning prove beneficial to teachers and students and to whom is it beneficial? This article examines changes to how we learn through new technology.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d60d1ce1f2f4e0085852380Sat, 24 Aug 2019 03:57:00 +00002019-08-24T03:57:00ZHow might new technology in learning prove beneficial to teachers and students and to whom is it beneficial? This article examines changes to how we learn through new technology.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/08/16/online-addictions-a-symptom-of-the-times/ Online Addictions: A Symptom Of The TimesIs the phenomenon of what is called Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) a result of our "real life" cultural alienation or is it a product of our internet use?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d559cdd8133ed008225234fFri, 16 Aug 2019 07:18:00 +00002019-08-16T07:18:00ZIs the phenomenon of what is called Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) a result of our "real life" cultural alienation or is it a product of our internet use?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/08/14/how-new-technology-affects-our-consumption-of-art-and-media/ How New Technology Affects Our Consumption Of Art And MediaThis article explores how new technology has changed the way we consume media and art. Today anyone with an internet connection has access to independent creators who would otherwise not be seen and this fact has profound impacts on what art and media means to our cultures.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d548526f1e29300856c5ab7Wed, 14 Aug 2019 23:34:00 +00002019-08-14T23:34:00ZThis article explores how new technology has changed the way we consume media and art. Today anyone with an internet connection has access to independent creators who would otherwise not be seen and this fact has profound impacts on what art and media means to our cultures.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/08/13/surveillance-technology-and-cultural-notions-of-privacy/ Surveillance Technology And Cultural Notions Of PrivacyHow has the surveillance and storing of biometric data impinged upon our right to privacy? This article examines new technology and the larger political and ethical questions surrounding biometric data collection.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d516dc3ab9d9600832244d6Tue, 13 Aug 2019 09:00:00 +00002019-08-13T09:00:00ZHow has the surveillance and storing of biometric data impinged upon our right to privacy? This article examines new technology and the larger political and ethical questions surrounding biometric data collection.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/08/08/virtual-freelancers-and-the-future-of-human-employment/ Virtual Freelancers And The Future Of Human EmploymentAs freelancing is expected to be half the workforce in several European nations, how has new tech and online hiring platforms changed the face of employment today. This article investigates the burgeoning fields of virtual employment from cultural, legal and practical perspectives.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d4bf9ba6de9de0082b60b0aFri, 9 Aug 2019 03:22:00 +00002019-08-09T03:22:00ZAs freelancing is expected to be half the workforce in several European nations, how has new tech and online hiring platforms changed the face of employment today. This article investigates the burgeoning fields of virtual employment from cultural, legal and practical perspectives.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/07/31/the-patient-as-customer-how-biotech-and-medicine-are-being-driven-by-advocacy-groups/ The Patient As Customer: How Biotech And Medicine Are Being Driven By Advocacy GroupsHow have patient advocacy groups created an environment for clinicians and researchers to use science effectively in creating medicines, cures and therapies that are best suited for the patient? This piece examines the thorny terrains of where medical advocacy attempts to silence science.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d41ce6da496da0082e7c582Wed, 31 Jul 2019 22:14:00 +00002019-07-31T22:14:00ZHow have patient advocacy groups created an environment for clinicians and researchers to use science effectively in creating medicines, cures and therapies that are best suited for the patient? This piece examines the thorny terrains of where medical advocacy attempts to silence science.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/07/30/the-malaise-of-peak-wokeism-within-online-culture/ The Malaise Of Peak Wokeism Within Online CultureHow have certain forms of education and new technology formed the template to woke culture today? This piece examines the link between social media and new technology to the outwoking of the wokest through a veritable closing of the mind.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d40a900a496da0082e7c1f1Tue, 30 Jul 2019 21:53:00 +00002019-07-30T21:53:00ZHow have certain forms of education and new technology formed the template to woke culture today? This piece examines the link between social media and new technology to the outwoking of the wokest through a veritable closing of the mind.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/07/26/how-new-media-contributes-to-the-beauty-myth/ How New Media Contributes To The Beauty MythHow does media and new technology affect the ways women and girls perceive themselves almost thirty years after the development of Naomi Wolf's "beauty myth"?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d3b04d46fdce20082beb118Fri, 26 Jul 2019 22:42:00 +00002019-07-26T22:42:00ZHow does media and new technology affect the ways women and girls perceive themselves almost thirty years after the development of Naomi Wolf's "beauty myth"?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/07/24/new-techs-impact-on-memory/ New Tech's Impact On Memory And Cognitive Dissonance TodayHow does new technology influence the growing problem of erasing public memory on social media? This piece examines the synapse between what reality is remembered and how new technology can easily distort memories.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d3838be6fdce20082bea8afWed, 24 Jul 2019 13:17:00 +00002019-07-24T13:17:00ZHow does new technology influence the growing problem of erasing public memory on social media? This piece examines the synapse between what reality is remembered and how new technology can easily distort memories.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/07/19/when-internet-crashes-so-does-the-economy/ When Internet Crashes, So Does The EconomyThe social media and Cloudflare crashes two weeks ago highlight how much local economies are tied to the viability of the internet. This article examines how much of our local economies have shifted from in-person interactions to online ones.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d316d6619251800837b4f8dFri, 19 Jul 2019 07:47:00 +00002019-07-19T07:47:00ZThe social media and Cloudflare crashes two weeks ago highlight how much local economies are tied to the viability of the internet. This article examines how much of our local economies have shifted from in-person interactions to online ones.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/07/03/the-tech-management-of-knowledge-and-thinking-intelligently/ The Tech Management Of Knowledge And Thinking IntelligentlyBorn in the 1970s, the concept of mind mapping has become a standard within business and new tech, but how might mind-mapping inform our current social and cultural practices?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d1ce927c2d7270086d9d7e0Wed, 3 Jul 2019 21:24:00 +00002019-07-03T21:24:00ZBorn in the 1970s, the concept of mind mapping has become a standard within business and new tech, but how might mind-mapping inform our current social and cultural practices?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/07/02/can-we-retain-our-privacy-with-new-technology/ Can We Retain Our Privacy With New Technology?With capitalism and privacy seemingly at odds with one another, what are the ramifications for our right to privacy today in this era where private companies are offering biometric services and where it is increasingly difficult to avoid the hijacking of privacy by the private sector?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d1b3d82c2d7270086d9d2d7Tue, 2 Jul 2019 11:56:00 +00002019-07-02T11:56:00ZWith capitalism and privacy seemingly at odds with one another, what are the ramifications for our right to privacy today in this era where private companies are offering biometric services and where it is increasingly difficult to avoid the hijacking of privacy by the private sector?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/06/30/the-future-of-online-insecurity/ The Future Of Online InsecurityHow do we approach online transactions and websites requiring our personal and financial information today? This article looks at the state of insecurity today within online culture.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d18c9c5c2d7270086d9cc89Sun, 30 Jun 2019 20:44:00 +00002019-06-30T20:44:00ZHow do we approach online transactions and websites requiring our personal and financial information today? This article looks at the state of insecurity today within online culture.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/06/29/the-changing-future-of-solar-technologies/ The Changing Future Of Solar TechnologiesHow is the third-generation of solar power going to shape our notions of what solar energy should look like and what buildings ought to resemble?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d168243c2d7270086d9c98bSat, 29 Jun 2019 05:40:00 +00002019-06-29T05:40:00ZHow is the third-generation of solar power going to shape our notions of what solar energy should look like and what buildings ought to resemble?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/06/25/the-return-to-analog-the-human-voice-versus-new-technology/ The Return To Analog: The Human Voice Versus New TechnologyIs the human voice being replaced by contemporary technology or is there still demand for real voice interactions today that AI or other new technologies might never truly replace?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d12a052c1f8e700833ef6d2Tue, 25 Jun 2019 23:23:00 +00002019-06-25T23:23:00ZIs the human voice being replaced by contemporary technology or is there still demand for real voice interactions today that AI or other new technologies might never truly replace?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/06/23/how-cybersecurity-is-turning-users-into-security-experts/ How Cybersecurity Is Turning Users Into Security ExpertsHow has our use of the internet changed our internet habits as we must navigate the dangers of public wifi and hacking attempts? This article explores how the need for internet security is turning us all into security experts.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d1001aac1f8e700833eedfdMon, 24 Jun 2019 03:48:00 +00002019-06-24T03:48:00ZHow has our use of the internet changed our internet habits as we must navigate the dangers of public wifi and hacking attempts? This article explores how the need for internet security is turning us all into security experts.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/06/18/the-changing-culture-of-media-advertisements/ The Changing Culture Of Media AdvertisementsHow has advertising from television to the internet changed how we view advertising over the years and how have our viewing expectations informed how advertising is designed and executed today?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d08a4df1d15180081e0806aTue, 18 Jun 2019 21:18:00 +00002019-06-18T21:18:00ZHow has advertising from television to the internet changed how we view advertising over the years and how have our viewing expectations informed how advertising is designed and executed today?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/06/16/parametric-architectures-embrace-of-new-technology/ Parametric Architecture's Embrace Of New TechnologyThis article explores how AI is being used within the field of architecture and how new technology is necessarily impacting how older technologies are being re-discovered while new forms, techniques and materials innovated.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5d06a0081d15180081e07b6eSun, 16 Jun 2019 20:43:00 +00002019-06-16T20:43:00ZThis article explores how AI is being used within the field of architecture and how new technology is necessarily impacting how older technologies are being re-discovered while new forms, techniques and materials innovated.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/06/06/why-machine-learning-is-the-future-of-business-culture/ Why Machine Learning Is The Future Of Business CultureWhile machine learning is one of the many buzzwords afloat today in the world of new technology, it is provoking great shifts in business culture today. But how far can the integration of AI and ML within business go if the consumer en is more distrustful of these technologies?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5cf8cd698b65a40088122ea4Thu, 6 Jun 2019 13:44:00 +00002019-06-06T13:44:00ZWhile machine learning is one of the many buzzwords afloat today in the world of new technology, it is provoking great shifts in business culture today. But how far can the integration of AI and ML within business go if the consumer en is more distrustful of these technologies?ai-big-datahttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/05/30/how-technology-is-changing-how-we-do-leisure/ How Technology Is Changing How We Do LeisureHow has technology shifted what we do and how we do it? This article explores how new tech has changed how we engage in leisure activities.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5cef5573c8558b0084d347b3Thu, 30 May 2019 04:45:00 +00002019-05-30T04:45:00ZHow has technology shifted what we do and how we do it? This article explores how new tech has changed how we engage in leisure activities.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/05/26/human-made-technologies-of-the-body/ Human-Made: Technologies Of The BodyTechnology today both imitates the human body and extends abilities to our bodies. This article explores the uses and abuses of technology designed around the human body from Henrietta Lacks to the present day.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5cea9175c8558b0084d339d0Sun, 26 May 2019 13:47:00 +00002019-05-26T13:47:00ZTechnology today both imitates the human body and extends abilities to our bodies. This article explores the uses and abuses of technology designed around the human body from Henrietta Lacks to the present day.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/05/20/the-new-tech-culture-of-privacy-today/ The New Tech Culture Of Privacy TodayThe notion of privacy has been shifting in recent decades, especially where internet use intersects with capitalism. While users are careful about what pictures they share, many still voluntarily give away their private information. This article examines the blind faith in tech privacy today.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5ce281513628e700835a478cMon, 20 May 2019 11:58:00 +00002019-05-20T11:58:00ZThe notion of privacy has been shifting in recent decades, especially where internet use intersects with capitalism. While users are careful about what pictures they share, many still voluntarily give away their private information. This article examines the blind faith in tech privacy today.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/05/14/techs-changing-role-in-health-management/ Tech's Changing Role In Health ManagementThis article examines the nexus between mHealth technology specific to Alzheimer's Disease and culture. How might new technology help bridge the divide which separates those struggling with the reality of dementia from the rest of society?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5cda96ff0464dd00851ca7a8Tue, 14 May 2019 10:31:00 +00002019-05-14T10:31:00ZThis article examines the nexus between mHealth technology specific to Alzheimer's Disease and culture. How might new technology help bridge the divide which separates those struggling with the reality of dementia from the rest of society?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/05/11/the-technological-culture-of-ethical-transportation/ The Technological Culture of Ethical TransportationHow can we move away from privately owned vehicles towards ethical transportation?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5cd7a7420464dd00851ca167Sun, 12 May 2019 03:55:00 +00002019-05-12T03:55:00ZHow can we move away from privately owned vehicles towards ethical transportation?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/05/10/virtual-dentistry-and-the-culture-of-technological-control/ Virtual Dentistry And The Culture Of Technological ControlWhile we are just beginning to explore healthcare apps, this article questions the limits to dental apps that ostensibly teach children good gentle hygiene. Can we simply dispense with real-life lessons and let new tech take over?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5cd5f24d0464dd00851c9fc5Sat, 11 May 2019 02:01:00 +00002019-05-11T02:01:00ZWhile we are just beginning to explore healthcare apps, this article questions the limits to dental apps that ostensibly teach children good gentle hygiene. Can we simply dispense with real-life lessons and let new tech take over?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/05/05/how-tech-culture-has-changed-since-the-gdpr/ How Tech Culture Has Changed Since The GDPRAlmost a year later, the GDPR has changed the way EU nationals use the internet and how those around the world working in tech negotiate private data, security and web interfaces. This article explores the changing nature of tech culture and the use of new tech with regard to the GDPR.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5ccf3e20ad156400833053feSun, 5 May 2019 20:12:00 +00002019-05-05T20:12:00ZAlmost a year later, the GDPR has changed the way EU nationals use the internet and how those around the world working in tech negotiate private data, security and web interfaces. This article explores the changing nature of tech culture and the use of new tech with regard to the GDPR.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/04/30/the-war-on-privacy-through-tech-devices/ The War on Privacy Through Tech DevicesHow has new technology put travelers and victims of rape in peril of being coerced into handing over their tech devices and why should this matter to you?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5cc8ca976842580086eb8218Tue, 30 Apr 2019 22:36:00 +00002019-04-30T22:36:00ZHow has new technology put travelers and victims of rape in peril of being coerced into handing over their tech devices and why should this matter to you?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/04/27/the-digital-surveillance-and-blacklisting-of-women/ The Digital Surveillance And Blacklisting Of WomenTech giants, Apple and Google, have come under fire in recent months for hosting apps which survey women. How does new tech serve to continue the cultural and draconian practices which allow men to survey and blacklist females?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5cc500486842580086eb7512Sun, 28 Apr 2019 02:23:00 +00002019-04-28T02:23:00ZTech giants, Apple and Google, have come under fire in recent months for hosting apps which survey women. How does new tech serve to continue the cultural and draconian practices which allow men to survey and blacklist females?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/04/21/londons-culture-of-beauty-technology-today/ London's Culture Of Beauty Technology TodayHow does new technology and social media affect our growing obsession with self-improvement, wellness and beauty?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5cbccac3e53bd70083e5401aSun, 21 Apr 2019 21:04:00 +00002019-04-21T21:04:00ZHow does new technology and social media affect our growing obsession with self-improvement, wellness and beauty?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/04/20/techs-role-in-the-college-admission-scandal/ Tech's Role In The College Admission ScandalThe college admissions scandal is hardly news to those in academia, but tech's role in college cheating through online agencies that are operating in full view of the law are now under review in some countries.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5cbb6758e53bd70083e53e9cSat, 20 Apr 2019 22:07:00 +00002019-04-20T22:07:00ZThe college admissions scandal is hardly news to those in academia, but tech's role in college cheating through online agencies that are operating in full view of the law are now under review in some countries.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/04/19/do-we-really-need-it-on-the-excess-of-technology/ Do We Really Need It? On The Excess Of TechnologyIn a world where updates to apps and new hardware is changing constantly, how do we decide when we have enough technology and can there ever be too much? This piece explores these issues.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5cba9cd6e53bd70083e53db7Sat, 20 Apr 2019 03:45:00 +00002019-04-20T03:45:00ZIn a world where updates to apps and new hardware is changing constantly, how do we decide when we have enough technology and can there ever be too much? This piece explores these issues.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/04/14/the-erstwhile-culture-of-travel/ The Erstwhile Culture Of TravelThis article analyses the effects of technology on travel culture today to include medical tourism and everyday life events as now marketed as "experiences" through online travel sites and apps.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5cb30bc5eca4d300873ea68bSun, 14 Apr 2019 11:35:00 +00002019-04-14T11:35:00ZThis article analyses the effects of technology on travel culture today to include medical tourism and everyday life events as now marketed as "experiences" through online travel sites and apps.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/04/04/why-social-media-influencers-are-integral-to-tech-culture/ Why Social Media Influencers Are Integral To Tech CultureHow do social media influencers create micro-cultures of real tech interest and discussion and how might social media influencers recreate cultural discussions as marketing while this form of marketing interlopes on real lives and real social debates?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5ca5dec2da7dcd0081322f73Thu, 4 Apr 2019 11:24:00 +00002019-04-04T11:24:00ZHow do social media influencers create micro-cultures of real tech interest and discussion and how might social media influencers recreate cultural discussions as marketing while this form of marketing interlopes on real lives and real social debates?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/03/31/man-made-technology-and-the-women-unseen/ Man Made: Technology And The Women UnseenThe average human male is on average between 15% and 20% larger than females as well as having longer arms and far larger hands and feet. Why is it that still today technology today presupposes and centers male subjects while women in technology are rendered invisible?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5ca141eb64aaf928818cf4b0Sun, 31 Mar 2019 22:59:00 +00002019-03-31T22:59:00ZThe average human male is on average between 15% and 20% larger than females as well as having longer arms and far larger hands and feet. Why is it that still today technology today presupposes and centers male subjects while women in technology are rendered invisible?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/03/30/the-culture-behind-technology/ The Culture Behind TechnologyHow did the contemporary automobile and rules of the road evolve to normalise left- or right-hand driving and the position of vehicles on the road?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5ca0058264aaf928818cf21dSun, 31 Mar 2019 00:27:00 +00002019-03-31T00:27:00ZHow did the contemporary automobile and rules of the road evolve to normalise left- or right-hand driving and the position of vehicles on the road?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/03/27/why-the-uks-porn-block-is-necessary-for-society/ Why The UK's Porn Block Is Necessary For SocietyAs the UK approaches a ban on onlne pornogrpaphy, this essay explores if perhaps we ought to consider banning all forms of online pornography given the myriad damages it causes upon the indivual, society and most especially women and children.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c9bd5ee64aaf928818ce5ddWed, 27 Mar 2019 20:57:00 +00002019-03-27T20:57:00ZAs the UK approaches a ban on onlne pornogrpaphy, this essay explores if perhaps we ought to consider banning all forms of online pornography given the myriad damages it causes upon the indivual, society and most especially women and children.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/03/26/does-technology-make-us-more-unreasonable/ Does Technology Make Us More Unreasonable?While some have questioned if social media is making us rude, the greater question is this: what is it about social media that makes some people more aggressive while also creating a hostile social environment where people are increasingly becoming hypersensitive within common-sense discussions?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c9a58d164aaf928818cdfcdTue, 26 Mar 2019 20:48:00 +00002019-03-26T20:48:00ZWhile some have questioned if social media is making us rude, the greater question is this: what is it about social media that makes some people more aggressive while also creating a hostile social environment where people are increasingly becoming hypersensitive within common-sense discussions?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/03/07/streamlining-tech-into-the-everyday/ Streamlining Tech Into The EverydayHow does new tech impact our lives in terms of time, space, and waste management? Here I examine various facets of technology and how they potentially impact our culture and the planet positively.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c80b45a64aaf97e8692ca8fThu, 7 Mar 2019 06:29:00 +00002019-03-07T06:29:00ZHow does new tech impact our lives in terms of time, space, and waste management? Here I examine various facets of technology and how they potentially impact our culture and the planet positively.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/03/03/the-green-new-deal-we-must-act-now/ The Green New Deal: We Must Act Now!While there is no perfect solution to curbing our carbon footprint, we do need to act now. How does the Green New Deal effect changes that we need to take both culturally and politically?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c7c55b464aaf934e66c2873Sun, 3 Mar 2019 22:58:00 +00002019-03-03T22:58:00ZWhile there is no perfect solution to curbing our carbon footprint, we do need to act now. How does the Green New Deal effect changes that we need to take both culturally and politically?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/03/01/e-cigarettes-redux-a-society-in-fear-of-mistakes/ E-Cigarettes Redux: A Society In Fear Of MistakesWith the onslaught of legal measures made in recent weeks focussing on vaping, might it be a better idea for the U.S. and Canada to look toward the Irish and British models of how we approach the growing vape culture amongst high school students?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c78c06264aaf934e66c2253Fri, 1 Mar 2019 05:48:00 +00002019-03-01T05:48:00ZWith the onslaught of legal measures made in recent weeks focussing on vaping, might it be a better idea for the U.S. and Canada to look toward the Irish and British models of how we approach the growing vape culture amongst high school students?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/02/23/women-in-tech/ Women In Tech: Inconvenient Truths And Changing PerspectivesIndia outpaces the UK and the US for its representations of women working in IT. Why have western countries lagged behind the east and what are some of the cultural reasons behind women's underrepresentation in the field of IT?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c71a40564aaf967d4a29025Sat, 23 Feb 2019 20:36:00 +00002019-02-23T20:36:00ZIndia outpaces the UK and the US for its representations of women working in IT. Why have western countries lagged behind the east and what are some of the cultural reasons behind women's underrepresentation in the field of IT?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/02/21/from-high-tech-sleep-gadgets-to-low-tech-pillows/ From High-Tech Sleep Gadgets To Low-Tech PillowsWhy is under-sleeping often viewed as a symbol of one’s “success” while conterminously an alarm for health outcomes? And why are sleep apps superficially eliding the underlying problems of under-sleeping when the solutions are often low-tech?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c6f144b64aaf967d4a289c5Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:30:00 +00002019-02-21T21:30:00ZWhy is under-sleeping often viewed as a symbol of one’s “success” while conterminously an alarm for health outcomes? And why are sleep apps superficially eliding the underlying problems of under-sleeping when the solutions are often low-tech?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/02/19/self-help-in-the-age-of-new-technology/ Self-Help In The Age Of New TechnologyIn an age where self-help books and motivational speakers are being eclipsed by new technology, how are our conceptions of therapy changing? This article examines the burgeoning self-help app market and cultural accommodations to new tech.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c6c7a8864aaf967d4a2808aTue, 19 Feb 2019 22:17:00 +00002019-02-19T22:17:00ZIn an age where self-help books and motivational speakers are being eclipsed by new technology, how are our conceptions of therapy changing? This article examines the burgeoning self-help app market and cultural accommodations to new tech.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/02/18/cultures-of-beauty-technologies-of-the-economy/ Cultures Of Beauty, Technologies Of The EconomyWhere one theorist claims that neoliberalism controls populations through the anthropomorphization of the economy while being largely cemented and structured by the media, I argue that so too are our concepts of beauty and bodily perceptions which are largely skewedJulian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c61d16564aaf96a03d96c54Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:15:00 +00002019-02-18T22:15:00ZWhere one theorist claims that neoliberalism controls populations through the anthropomorphization of the economy while being largely cemented and structured by the media, I argue that so too are our concepts of beauty and bodily perceptions which are largely skewedhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/02/12/the-technology-of-choice/ The Technology Of ChoiceWhat role does technology and media play in our choices? Are we really choosing a product unfettered by media influence? This article examines the role of technology and media today in our consumer choices.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c629adf64aaf96a03d96e8dTue, 12 Feb 2019 10:19:00 +00002019-02-12T10:19:00ZWhat role does technology and media play in our choices? Are we really choosing a product unfettered by media influence? This article examines the role of technology and media today in our consumer choices.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/02/08/youth-cultures-will-to-subversion-and-technologies-of-the-body/ Youth Culture's Will To Subversion and Technologies Of The BodyAs smoking products have shifted from the traditional cigarette to the vaporizer, youth culture is still being examined as to why it rebels through such substances. Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions and need to understand new smoking tech within a larger cultural landscape.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c5c9c1f64aaf921ff33df55Fri, 8 Feb 2019 22:08:00 +00002019-02-08T22:08:00ZAs smoking products have shifted from the traditional cigarette to the vaporizer, youth culture is still being examined as to why it rebels through such substances. Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions and need to understand new smoking tech within a larger cultural landscape.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/02/05/how-does-advertising-affect-culture/ How Does Advertising Affect Culture?With the advent of Internet technologies we simply haven’t seen the same knock-on effect where advertisements are becoming part of popular culture discussions. How have targetted marketing strategies changed the cultural landscape of advertising?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c5976bc64aaf93f2fe44119Tue, 5 Feb 2019 12:21:00 +00002019-02-05T12:21:00ZWith the advent of Internet technologies we simply haven’t seen the same knock-on effect where advertisements are becoming part of popular culture discussions. How have targetted marketing strategies changed the cultural landscape of advertising?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/02/02/colin-kaepernick-deserves-better-than-this/ Colin Kaepernick Deserves Better Than ThisCardi B, Rihanna, Pink and Jay-Z all declined to perform during the halftime set of this year's Super Bowl in support of Colin Kaepernick and the pressure has been on Maroon 5 to step down. But why are we not asking the teams playing this year to boycott the Olympics in solidarity with Kaepernick?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c55f43064aaf93f2fe43962Sat, 2 Feb 2019 21:29:00 +00002019-02-02T21:29:00ZCardi B, Rihanna, Pink and Jay-Z all declined to perform during the halftime set of this year's Super Bowl in support of Colin Kaepernick and the pressure has been on Maroon 5 to step down. But why are we not asking the teams playing this year to boycott the Olympics in solidarity with Kaepernick?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/02/01/the-digital-future-and-human-labor/ The Digital Future And Human LaborWhat does the Industrial Revolution offer in terms of a model of how to adapt to the expansion of new technology like AI and algorithms which are quickly replacing human jobs?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c5432e164aaf93f2fe434d9Fri, 1 Feb 2019 12:24:00 +00002019-02-01T12:24:00ZWhat does the Industrial Revolution offer in terms of a model of how to adapt to the expansion of new technology like AI and algorithms which are quickly replacing human jobs?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/01/31/call-out-culture-technological-made-intolerance/ Call-Out Culture: Technological-Made IntoleranceCall-Out Culture defines the social phenomenon of publicly denouncing perceived racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of bigotry. It is one of the great curses on social media when call-out culture ends up being a self-defeating political tactic.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c5386a064aaf93f2fe43312Fri, 1 Feb 2019 03:23:00 +00002019-02-01T03:23:00ZCall-Out Culture defines the social phenomenon of publicly denouncing perceived racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of bigotry. It is one of the great curses on social media when call-out culture ends up being a self-defeating political tactic.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/01/28/singapore-spectacles-the-hybrid-space-of-technology-and-pleasure/ Singapore Spectacles: The Hybrid Space Of Technology And PleasureHow does the transnational culture of millionaires and billionaires hit the Singaporeans locals who have opened their country to business and tech as they witness their rents and cost of living soar?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c4eda7264aaf93f2fe41d7cMon, 28 Jan 2019 11:03:00 +00002019-01-28T11:03:00ZHow does the transnational culture of millionaires and billionaires hit the Singaporeans locals who have opened their country to business and tech as they witness their rents and cost of living soar?http://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/01/27/gender-and-the-technology-of-simulation-%E2%80%A8a-brief-history-of-gender-theory/ Gender And The Technology Of Simulation: 
A Brief History of Gender TheoryIn order to understand how gender ideology is what it is today, I shall turn here to all three writers at the epicenter of academic critique of gender in an attempt to review certain historical “givens” of gender that have been constructed throughout the twentieth century.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c4cf94964aaf93f2fe41aa4Sun, 27 Jan 2019 14:11:00 +00002019-01-27T14:11:00ZIn order to understand how gender ideology is what it is today, I shall turn here to all three writers at the epicenter of academic critique of gender in an attempt to review certain historical “givens” of gender that have been constructed throughout the twentieth century.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/01/18/digital-culture-and-the-loss-of-art/ Digital Culture And The Loss Of ArtFrom the relief print of the 5th century in China to dot matrix and laser printing today, mechanical reproduction has been integral to artistic form. Does this mass replication of art mean that art ceases to exist as it is now veering into the realm of purely material commodity?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c41d45c64aaf9368b394c87Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:32:00 +00002019-01-18T14:32:00ZFrom the relief print of the 5th century in China to dot matrix and laser printing today, mechanical reproduction has been integral to artistic form. Does this mass replication of art mean that art ceases to exist as it is now veering into the realm of purely material commodity?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/01/14/the-postmodern-circus-of-freakery-and-the-limits-of-medical-ethics/ The Postmodern Circus of "Freakery" And The Limits Of Medical EthicsMight the care of the self have veered into the obsession with the self? And if so, is it also not the task of the clinician to address this “need” to harm the self with the patient rather than respond with a new intervention that will only give temporary relief until the next surgery is booked?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c3cfe5964aaf93f10ef1f5bTue, 15 Jan 2019 00:46:00 +00002019-01-15T00:46:00ZMight the care of the self have veered into the obsession with the self? And if so, is it also not the task of the clinician to address this “need” to harm the self with the patient rather than respond with a new intervention that will only give temporary relief until the next surgery is booked?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/01/12/the-ecological-and-human-rights-impacts-of-new-technology/ The Ecological And Human Rights Impacts Of New TechnologyPlanned obsolescence encourages incremental design updates annually in order to promote the continued consumption of consumer objects. But what are the greater ramifications of new technology on the environment?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c39823e64aaf93f10ef187bSat, 12 Jan 2019 06:15:00 +00002019-01-12T06:15:00ZPlanned obsolescence encourages incremental design updates annually in order to promote the continued consumption of consumer objects. But what are the greater ramifications of new technology on the environment?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/01/08/the-united-colors-of-cryptocurrency/ The United Colors of CryptocurrencyThis article examines how many bitcoin offerings are marketed under the guise of national identity while looking back at why monetary products will always be a problem.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c34d59064aaf93f10ef0a58Tue, 8 Jan 2019 17:02:00 +00002019-01-08T17:02:00ZThis article examines how many bitcoin offerings are marketed under the guise of national identity while looking back at why monetary products will always be a problem.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/12/31/being-and-time-on-hypertrophic-subjectivity-and-the-end-of-knowledge/ Being And Time: On Hypertrophic Subjectivity And The End of KnowledgeWhat is evident today is that we are firmly at the intersection where political ideology has crossed over into religious zealotry—albeit this new religion has replaced a god figure with wokeness.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c2a3a2064aaf93f10eef0a3Mon, 31 Dec 2018 17:54:00 +00002018-12-31T17:54:00ZWhat is evident today is that we are firmly at the intersection where political ideology has crossed over into religious zealotry—albeit this new religion has replaced a god figure with wokeness.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/12/30/the-technological-representations-of-death/ The Technological Representations Of DeathThe contemporary memento mori of the dead children of Yemen and Syria are symbols of the injustices that capitalism creates. International agencies need to rethink how debt is handled, how fake debt has become a form of economic control, and how the immigrant crisis should perhaps be rebranded.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c293c6364aaf93f10eeeed2Sun, 30 Dec 2018 23:52:00 +00002018-12-30T23:52:00ZThe contemporary memento mori of the dead children of Yemen and Syria are symbols of the injustices that capitalism creates. International agencies need to rethink how debt is handled, how fake debt has become a form of economic control, and how the immigrant crisis should perhaps be rebranded.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/12/27/pseudo-scientific-hokum-and-the-experimentation-on-childrens-bodies/ Pseudo-Scientific Hokum And The Experimentation On Children's BodiesHow did a Disney character come to be part of paradoxical basis for convincing people that a child can be born in the "wrong body" and that their gender needs "alignment"? This piece delves into the false science circulated around gender identity in children.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c2558ae64aaf93f10eee829Thu, 27 Dec 2018 23:06:00 +00002018-12-27T23:06:00ZHow did a Disney character come to be part of paradoxical basis for convincing people that a child can be born in the "wrong body" and that their gender needs "alignment"? This piece delves into the false science circulated around gender identity in children.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/12/23/egyptology-and-technology/ Egyptology And TechnologyIn his 1938 book, Mustaqbal ath-Thaqafa fi Misr (The Future of Culture in Egypt), Hussein wrote that there was, in fact, no cultural divide between Europe and Egypt, elaborating the importance of integrating western history, science and philosophy with Arabic thought.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c2084fe64aaf93f10eee090Mon, 24 Dec 2018 04:04:00 +00002018-12-24T04:04:00ZIn his 1938 book, Mustaqbal ath-Thaqafa fi Misr (The Future of Culture in Egypt), Hussein wrote that there was, in fact, no cultural divide between Europe and Egypt, elaborating the importance of integrating western history, science and philosophy with Arabic thought.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/12/19/modern-times-and-the-crisis-of-labor/ Modern Times And The Crisis Of LaborEnding workplace exploitation today is every bit as much a problem for the working class as it is the middle class.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c1a47dd64aaf93f10eed0eeWed, 19 Dec 2018 13:45:00 +00002018-12-19T13:45:00ZEnding workplace exploitation today is every bit as much a problem for the working class as it is the middle class.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/12/11/on-cultural-and-technological-parenting/ On Cultural and Technological ParentingWhat are the lessons we can learn from the uses of media and public debate that the Ohio father, Matt Cox, who made his daughter walk to school five miles after she was kicked off the bus for bullying another student brought to the fore?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c1078c964aaf961d7574d24Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:19:00 +00002018-12-12T03:19:00ZWhat are the lessons we can learn from the uses of media and public debate that the Ohio father, Matt Cox, who made his daughter walk to school five miles after she was kicked off the bus for bullying another student brought to the fore?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/12/07/the-end-of-human-checkout-lines/ The End Of Human Checkout Lines?The 19th century design of Taylorism and the contemporary AI checkout services today have one thing in common: the lack of consideration of workers’ rights, the lack of consideration that workers are at all human. What is the future of the store cashier and the potential affects on our culture?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c0a390164aaf961d7573da5Fri, 7 Dec 2018 09:18:00 +00002018-12-07T09:18:00ZThe 19th century design of Taylorism and the contemporary AI checkout services today have one thing in common: the lack of consideration of workers’ rights, the lack of consideration that workers are at all human. What is the future of the store cashier and the potential affects on our culture?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/11/30/trigger-warnings-perpetuate-victimhood/ Trigger Warnings Perpetuate VictimhoodWhile trigger warnings seem to be exploding exponentially, we need to ask if perhaps part of living is confronting a series of challenges in dealing with life’s blows, disappointments, and even trauma, to inclue all the discomfort that entails?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5c01c8c064aaf961d7572912Sat, 1 Dec 2018 00:05:00 +00002018-12-01T00:05:00ZWhile trigger warnings seem to be exploding exponentially, we need to ask if perhaps part of living is confronting a series of challenges in dealing with life’s blows, disappointments, and even trauma, to inclue all the discomfort that entails?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/11/28/big-techs-threat-to-freedom-of-expression/ Big Tech's Threat To Freedom Of ExpressionToday the “public square” is quickly becoming the various spaces of social media with Facebook. Both these companies have user numbers the size matching the population of large countries yet they are immune from upholding Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5bff405864aaf961d7571e32Thu, 29 Nov 2018 01:40:00 +00002018-11-29T01:40:00ZToday the “public square” is quickly becoming the various spaces of social media with Facebook. Both these companies have user numbers the size matching the population of large countries yet they are immune from upholding Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/11/27/girls-dont-need-captions/ Girls Don't Need CaptionsI find it frustrating as a parent that my choices in shopping are either to tote my daughter to the boys’ section where their images are least not about impending marriage to a prince and non-existent animals or to revert to online shopping.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5bfdb92664aaf961d7571869Tue, 27 Nov 2018 23:13:00 +00002018-11-27T23:13:00ZI find it frustrating as a parent that my choices in shopping are either to tote my daughter to the boys’ section where their images are least not about impending marriage to a prince and non-existent animals or to revert to online shopping.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/11/26/melodrama-and-technological-guilty-pleasures/ Melodrama And Technological Guilty PleasuresWhile many soap operas are losing popularity in the west just as people engage their own online dramas that keep them up at night, in many other countries like India and Mexico, these soaps are going strong. What is it about escaping our reality through the unbelievable hyperbole on the screen?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5bfc5ad664aaf961d757130bMon, 26 Nov 2018 22:16:00 +00002018-11-26T22:16:00ZWhile many soap operas are losing popularity in the west just as people engage their own online dramas that keep them up at night, in many other countries like India and Mexico, these soaps are going strong. What is it about escaping our reality through the unbelievable hyperbole on the screen?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/11/23/green-housing-and-technological-ecology/ Green Housing And Technological EcologyWhat is the solution to homelessness and the ecological harm done when creating social housing through cement structures? The resolution though architectural is also a cultural one where we must shift how approach the domestic sphere.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5bf8e1fb64aaf961d7570be5Sat, 24 Nov 2018 04:55:00 +00002018-11-24T04:55:00ZWhat is the solution to homelessness and the ecological harm done when creating social housing through cement structures? The resolution though architectural is also a cultural one where we must shift how approach the domestic sphere.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/11/14/the-technology-of-identity-and-the-loss-of-the-self/ The Technology Of Identity And The Loss Of The SelfA look at how technology is informing identity politics and the toxic return of misogyny online.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5bebea3c64aaf961d756eaabWed, 14 Nov 2018 09:34:00 +00002018-11-14T09:34:00ZA look at how technology is informing identity politics and the toxic return of misogyny online.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/11/05/net-freedom-in-india/ Net Freedom in IndiaWhile the media has been focussed on the lack of Internet freedom, countries like India are falling under the radar of scrutiny. This article look at how the Indian government censors Internet use in order to repress populace movements in areas like Kashmir, Jammu, and the northeast of the country.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5be04af864aaf957ecafd9efMon, 5 Nov 2018 13:57:00 +00002018-11-05T13:57:00ZWhile the media has been focussed on the lack of Internet freedom, countries like India are falling under the radar of scrutiny. This article look at how the Indian government censors Internet use in order to repress populace movements in areas like Kashmir, Jammu, and the northeast of the country.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/10/26/evil-womxn-the-silencing-of-biological-reality-and-the-technology-of-obfuscation/ "Evil Womxn": The Silencing Of Biological Reality And The Technology Of ObfuscationThe term, gender, has been weaponized to such a degree that most people don’t understand the distinction between the two. This article highlights much of the misinformation behind this political tactic and the technological shifts driving this current trend.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5bd3704964aaf93eac5bb0f7Fri, 26 Oct 2018 19:58:00 +00002018-10-26T19:58:00ZThe term, gender, has been weaponized to such a degree that most people don’t understand the distinction between the two. This article highlights much of the misinformation behind this political tactic and the technological shifts driving this current trend.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/10/18/project-dragonfly-and-googles-threat-to-anti-democratic-processes/ Project Dragonfly And Google's Threat To Anti-Democratic ProcessesIt was revealed in August that Google was working with the Chinese government to create censored search in the country. What are the dangers of a private company collaborating to undermine democratic institutions such as the freedom of expression and conscience abroad?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5bc8e17f64aaf93e2ca41579Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:59:00 +00002018-10-18T19:59:00ZIt was revealed in August that Google was working with the Chinese government to create censored search in the country. What are the dangers of a private company collaborating to undermine democratic institutions such as the freedom of expression and conscience abroad?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/10/17/electric-vehicles-and-the-necessity-of-cultural-change/ Electric Vehicles And The Necessity Of Cultural ChangeWith all the media focus on green transportation, the first question we forget to ask ourselves is the most obvious.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5bc71e1864aaf93e2ca40ebaWed, 17 Oct 2018 11:46:00 +00002018-10-17T11:46:00ZWith all the media focus on green transportation, the first question we forget to ask ourselves is the most obvious.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/10/16/the-business-of-higher-education-whos-cheating-who/ The Business Of Higher Education: Who's Cheating Who?Who is to blame for the growing plagiarism cases in universities and what are the answers to what can be viewed as either a growing crisis, a new growth market, or both?Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5bc5c37d64aaf93e2ca409d4Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:25:00 +00002018-10-16T12:25:00ZWho is to blame for the growing plagiarism cases in universities and what are the answers to what can be viewed as either a growing crisis, a new growth market, or both?https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/10/12/from-skyscrapers-to-pink-shirts-gender-as-fiction/ From Skyscrapers To Pink Shirts: Gender As FictionFrance's pop sensation Christine and the Queens has released her latest album which deconstructs masculinity and gender. This article looks at how technology and gender are socially fashioned.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5bc0a6ba64aaf93e2ca3feefFri, 12 Oct 2018 16:43:00 +00002018-10-12T16:43:00ZFrance's pop sensation Christine and the Queens has released her latest album which deconstructs masculinity and gender. This article looks at how technology and gender are socially fashioned.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/10/10/architecture-artificial-intelligence-and-the-postmodern-domestic-sphere/ Architecture, Artificial Intelligence And The Postmodern Domestic SphereWith the announcement that Amazon plans to develop AI-enhanced homes, what does this mean for our society and domestic life, where every action deemed "minor" or "utilitarian" risks being automatised.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5bbe940764aaf93e2ca3f98bThu, 11 Oct 2018 00:19:00 +00002018-10-11T00:19:00ZWith the announcement that Amazon plans to develop AI-enhanced homes, what does this mean for our society and domestic life, where every action deemed "minor" or "utilitarian" risks being automatised.https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/09/30/what-about-reality-technology-in-the-age-of-make-believe/ What About Reality? Technology In The Age of Make BelieveHow While technology can be useful to approach some of our social problems related to gender such as the various apps made to help women in India report when they are sexually assaulted or aggressed, technology is not actually changing anyone’s sex.Julian Vigo, ContributorJulian Vigo, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/5bb0fb3664aaf93e2ca3d517Sun, 30 Sep 2018 22:50:00 +00002018-09-30T22:50:00ZHow While technology can be useful to approach some of our social problems related to gender such as the various apps made to help women in India report when they are sexually assaulted or aggressed, technology is not actually changing anyone’s sex.