Jonathan Harris On Reshaping Culture In The Digital Age

In this interview, part of Big Think’s Humanizing Technology Series, artist Jonathan Harris describes four trends that are reshaping culture in the digital age: Compression, Disposability, Curation, and Self-Promotion, and takes steps to counteract them, something to consider and take to heart. 

I’ve been a fan of Harris for a long time. It started when I discovered his We Feel Fine project. Since then there has been his TED talk, and his Balloons of Bhutan project. More recently he launched Cowbird, a kind of Wikipedia for life’s experiences. 



Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit

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