Tag: relating to others

  • ‘It is what it is’ and other ill-received office jargon in the United States

    Looking into the data journalism field as we move into more communication design, messaging, and infographics work here at DK, I found this. Being aware is a big step towrds how we are perceived, received, and connecting to others. I particularly am in agreement about becoming agitated when I hear,…

  • Blues musician Derrick Big D Walker: ‘My family thinks I’m insane. Cambodia? they ask’

    Blues musician Derrick Big D Walker: ‘My family thinks I’m insane. Cambodia? they ask’

    Here’s a neat story I found in Leng Pleng, a Phnom Penh music gig guide. It’s about a musician who left America in 1983 and lives in Sweden, tours in Europe, and sometimes comes to Cambodia to play shows.  ‘Derrick Big D Walker, a wanderer based in Stockholm, Sweden… Sixteen months…

  • Sarah Hotchkiss’ post about how not to write an artist statement, and what people in marketing can all learn about artist statements

    Sarah Hotchkiss’ post about how not to write an artist statement, and what people in marketing can all learn about artist statements

    There’s a famous book by Seth Godin in which, over and over again, he writes, ‘You are an artist.’ I forgot if it was Linchpin or something else. Sorry, I can’t recall the details of this author whose works are so, so popular but I can’t remember the point of…

  • 16, 23 October | ‘Slow Moment’ Phnom Penh

    16, 23 October | ‘Slow Moment’ Phnom Penh

    Carrying forward in the recurring series, ‘Slow Moment,’ we have selected two dates in October. The next meetups for ‘Slow Moment’ are set to be held in Phnom Penh at a secret venue, on 16 and 23 October. Last month’s series was billed as an ‘event to see how it…

  • Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program’s April Lee’s brilliant reply to the question, ‘Can we truly change systems if we’re still in them?’

    Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program’s April Lee’s brilliant reply to the question, ‘Can we truly change systems if we’re still in them?’

    Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program’s April Lee, pictured above, is a panelist in the video below. I love how she replied to an audience member’s question. The question was about whether the panelists believed, truly, that change was possible when the very systems that created difficulties are things we’re still living…

  • S P A C E | Call for submissions: ‘Belonging’

    S P A C E | Call for submissions: ‘Belonging’

    S P A C E is taking a new direction at present and I am calling for submissions for future issues of our zine. There is no cost to apply or for reading fees, though donations are welcome anytime to keep this ad-free and sponsor-less mini-mag going. I want to…

  • Could the big currency in the Age of Anxiety be trust?

    Could the big currency in the Age of Anxiety be trust?

    Authenticity in 2023, I feel, includes an awareness that wherever you go, you are being observed and judged based on interpersonal behaviors. Of course, it’s the center of being self-aware to know that how you behave affects other people, and that this influences their perceptions of you. This matters because you’re…

  • New Normal: The big blind date event, ‘N’, is returning to Phnom Penh with this fresh theme

    New Normal: The big blind date event, ‘N’, is returning to Phnom Penh with this fresh theme

    Dipika Kohli · ‘N’: NORMALITY ‘N’ is an experience, a conversation, an art show, and a fun meetup. It gathers people who super opt-in to participate in a once-off event. This takes place in a city that has an ‘N’ in it, and, together, we show up to meet all…

  • Culture | What does it mean to have ‘community’?

    Culture | What does it mean to have ‘community’?

    The word came up, ‘community.’ In handfuls of conversations. Online and offline. What does it mean, though? I once co-hosted a conversation party in Seattle at Kornerhaus, which was DK’s office at that time. The talk was called ‘Gather: What does it mean to have community?’ I used to love…

  • Awareness | A reason, a season, or a lifetime

    Awareness | A reason, a season, or a lifetime

    What is friendship? What is kindness, care, and what is closeness? Writing the next 12-week series of S P A C E at the moment, S P A C E | Spring 2023, ‘A Life Well Lived’. I just listened to a 22-minute podcast at NPR about this. The changing…