I write, I curate, I share, I love, I am curious and I believe that a new generation is leading an exciting digital shift. Founder Axl Agency.
Our world is enriched when coders and marketers dazzle us with smartphones and tablets, but, by themselves, they are just slabs. It is the music, essays, entertainment and provocations that they access, spawned by the humanities, that animate them — and us. So, yes, the humanities are still relevant in the 21st century — every bit as relevant as an iPhone.
According to a 2011 study, on a typical day, we take in the equivalent of about 174 newspapers’ worth of information, five times as much as we did in 1986. As the world’s 21,274 television stations produce some 85,000 hours of original programming every day (by 2003 figures), we watch an average of five hours of television per day. For every hour of YouTube video you watch, there are 5,999 hours of new video just posted!
American respondents put “Environment” in the middle of their list and “Civic Engagement” dead last (yikes!). Their top priority? Well, duh: “Life Satisfaction.”
What needs to change, according to Fouad and Singh, is not how women adapt to their work environment, but how companies adapt to a more diverse workforce.