Category: Psychology and Philosophy

On disinformation

Three categories of information disorder. Credit: Scientific American I was just thinking the other day as I delve more and more on the perils of technology and media in today’s challenging political and social scape, whatever that could be explained as, is that we should be focusing on the deeper systemic causes, rather than putting […]

NOSMO

I made a decision to log out of my Instagram account, uninstall the app, and go on indefinite hiatus today. There are two reasons mainly. One, is that I decide to place myself within some personal crunchtime towards submitting my thesis in all its entirety. I am happy that this is going well so far, […]

The point of writing

I guess I have come across this before but I was recently made aware (or reminded) of from Stranger Things 3 of what is called the Baader-Meinhof effect, or ‘frequency illusion’— the effect that happens when you start seeing the same things in succession after being mentioned to you, or encountered upon it the first […]

No more self-erasing

I have been having body aches for the longest time, and judging from how long I often sit working in front of the computer, I guess it has to do with some muscle tension in my shoulder and arms area. I haven’t gone for a massage for the longest time as well so I called […]

On The Good Place

I just sat the other day thinking, “Man, I miss The Good Place.” On Malaysia’s Netflix, the series is only available up until two seasons — and suffice to say, I have watched them all. During my trip to Melbourne, I got too excited upon finding out that Season 3 was already up on Netflix […]

Against hyperthymesia

I just finished reading a book called Filling the Void: Emotion, Capitalism & Social Media written by Londoner Marcus Gilroy-Ware, which is yet another critique (I am saying this because this seems to be the pattern of my reading materials for the past two years, given my research concentration) of social media and the society […]