Keep Calm and Become…What?

Text by K. Cecchini/Images by Margeaux Walter Do commercial objects act as props in our life stories or are we Becoming them? Margeaux Walter continues an exploration of our relationship with the commercial world via an interactive public art project in Queens and her solo exhibit at Chelsea’s Winston Watcher Gallery. “Keep Calm & GetContinue reading “Keep Calm and Become…What?”

How to Unplug the Blogger?

Text by K. Cecchini @tonightatdawn/Images by WNYC’s New Tech City Tonight at Dawn is growing and I am thrilled. All the same, I’m at odds with the process. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to grow TaD more, while another is to have less screen time. I’m an oxymoron. So, I welcome your ideas for theContinue reading “How to Unplug the Blogger?”

Fading #Hashtags

Kimberly Cecchini #BringBackOurGirls was the rallying cry all over social media this past spring. Now? The girls have not been seen again, the perpetrators are onto even more heinous crimes and Twitter is onto #Seahawks and #BlueMonday. Boko Haram militants rang in 2015 by viciously attacking towns in northeastern Nigeria, including the densely populated municipalitiesContinue reading “Fading #Hashtags”

Black Mirror: Sex, Lies and Memory Chips

“The Entire History of You” At the dawn of a new year, it is a natural time to reflect on the past. In light of new technologies, the depth and manner in which we record and evoke our memories are evolving.  Black Mirror’s 3rd episode explores how a complete record of our lives could impact our futures. InContinue reading “Black Mirror: Sex, Lies and Memory Chips”

YIK YAK Paddy Whack!

By (Anonymous) Guest Author Views presented in the article are those of the author and may not be of Tonight at Dawn. So there’s a new(er) app out called YIK YAK, which essentially works like a twitter account, with one small difference —the sender of the message is anonymous. Using geo-fencing technology on your smartphones,Continue reading “YIK YAK Paddy Whack!”