Artist: Barbara Kruger / Title: Untitled (I Shop Therefore I Am)- 1987 / In this piece, Kruger reveals how materialism has become so out of control that we identify as human not because we think, but because we buy.
Keep calm and go recreational shopping.I still do but I'm more selective in what I buy at this stage of life and emotional maturity. (Well most of the time lol) There is a certain sense of mojo power in keeping calm.and going shopping. Works for me!
The medium is the massage - Marshall McLuhan. McLuhan predicted the rise of modern mass media through his studies in the 1960's. He addresses the growth of technology and it's impact on reshaping society, personal lives and perception. "we are effectively shaped by the means we use to communicate." His concepts of the "global village" are particularly relevant to studies in social media networks.