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Tori Kyes

Tori Kyes

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at Gwalla
  • Have always been a big fan of A24. Let’s hope they don’t opt for selling out so Hollywood still maintains some hope of independent thought, otherwise we will be stuck with comic book movies from here to eternity.

  • While I wholeheartedly think the human component of business decisions have long been missing in traditional capitalistic narratives, the idea of a CMP in a society filled with flawed moral character could very easily introduce a more intrinsically flawed injection of politics into corporate narratives

    While I wholeheartedly think the human component of business decisions have long been missing in traditional capitalistic narratives, the idea of a CMP in a society filled with flawed moral character could very easily introduce a more intrinsically flawed injection of politics into corporate narratives.

    How? In the example of climate change — there’s a clear divide among American political parties on those that agree climate change exists and those that don’t. So what political requirements and/or restrictions would be required of a CMP, and what happens when the CMP’s politics get in the way of their own morality? And is it based on their morality, or the company’s morality, since corporate entities are considered people under the rule of the law? Will they need to be picked like Supreme Court Justices?

    Perhaps instead (or in addition, depending on your preference), we should take a look at the existential implications of why we need a CMP in the first place.

  • Written with a slant of Gen X trying to understand the business driven by Millennials, when really Millennials are out of touch too. Gen Z runs the show ,and none of the current people in power understand them. “Aspirational Realness” happened years ago, and Gen Z doesn’t give a shit about it.

  • Scalability is hard when you spend frivolously without financing in place. It’s even harder when you pack in worker bees in glass cages. Curious to see if they can pull out of this, but it’s a bigger indicator of a trend I’m seeing. Money just isn’t circulating the way people have gotten used to.

  • Curious to see how Zuckerberg does damage control, and if Libra can survive the mass exodus media spin.

  • This is more than just transcending youth — it’s really about the individuals ability to learn from their mistakes outside the court of public opinion in perpetuity.

    If every second of every life is now documented in the ether to be potentially held up for indictment fifteen years from now — it means

    This is more than just transcending youth — it’s really about the individuals ability to learn from their mistakes outside the court of public opinion in perpetuity.

    If every second of every life is now documented in the ether to be potentially held up for indictment fifteen years from now — it means that there is no room to grow, to change your mind, to learn, or to evolve. Why? You are forever chained to your past behavior. Forever. There is no escaping it.

    I harken back to when I was a young grad student who didn’t like asparagus and would bemoan it until I was blue in the face to anyone who would listen (don’t ask, it was a phase and I had some narcissistic moments). Could you imagine if my life was forever defined by that one moment?

    The entire point of life is just that — to live it. To experience it, to learn, to grow, to accept things that change our thoughts and allow us to hopefully become better people. And for most peoples lives, that was done off the public record, kept only in our mind’s eye as we reflect on who we want to become. But the never-ending record trail means that perhaps we can never really be allowed to grow anymore if we can never escape our past, even if it was just a dumb tweet we wrote at 11:32pm after 6 beers the day after our boyfriend broke up with us. Someone else might see it as something completely different than what it was.

    A shame, really. Imagine if every day you really could be free of your past. Now, you might not get a job because of a picture online your friend refuses to take down of you playing flip cup in college.

    Judge and Jury.

  • Of course it’s back-breaking work. This reality is the reason I shut down my agency. It’s impossible to keep up with expectations on platforms you have no control over. At some point, either on-demand culture will kill the people feeding it, or it will kill itself.

    You cannot be 24/7 accessible all

    Of course it’s back-breaking work. This reality is the reason I shut down my agency. It’s impossible to keep up with expectations on platforms you have no control over. At some point, either on-demand culture will kill the people feeding it, or it will kill itself.

    You cannot be 24/7 accessible all the time while also being subjected to criticism that removes the desire to even want the job in the first place. It’s not sustainable for the individual as a whole. But this isn’t just limited to YouTube — it’s marketing, it’s every day work. The endless pursuit of platform increases and never ending emails. At what point do we hit pause, and what causes us to do that? Is there a solution to on-demand culture and the psychological effects it has on the individual? I’m not sure.