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Consumerization

Why is everything a consumer exercise? What has that done to us? Find out here.
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Jerry Michalski

on 25 September 2016

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Transcript of Consumerization

Consumerization
In modern society, almost everything is a consumer exercise.
A REXpedition
June 2016
By:

Jerry Michalski
TheREXpedition.com
The word "consumer"
Oh no!
DIY IT
BYOD
Unsecure!
Less expensive!
Learning
Food
Health
Governance
Culture
Spirituality
Value
We Consumerized
Everything

Effects
Taking back "Consumerization"
Two Separations:
How?
did we get to this state?
Why?
do we stay in this state?
Antidotes
Trust is the way out.
War!
The language of advertising is the language of a military campaign -- or a cattle roundup.
More...
Affluenza
Century of the Self (Adam Curtis)
Captains of Consciousness (Stuart Ewen)
Jerry's Brain on Consumerization (www.jerrysbrain.com)
Why trust you?
Farming
Even non-economic sectors
Self-Image
Love
Gender Identity
Parenting
Everything!
Eh?
Where did these ideas come from?
Consumerization
Us from one another
Us from our responsibilities
Stuffocation and Affluenza
Excess and pollution
Alienation and loss of agency
Good consumers:
Buy buy buy
Don't ask how or why
Don't DIY
Don't share
and
Our Role
Cuckoos vs Leafcutters
Capitalism
Monetization
Ownership
Consumerism is the prime force of Capitalism
This is all recent! (TGT)
The Story of Stuff
But wait.. there's more
Technology is taking consumerism to a whole new level.
Identity
Craft
Shelter
Which presents us with moral questions we're not facing: Stalk or Serve?
(better viewed in landscape
tap the right arrow key
the videos should play automatically)
What is this?
A strong point of view
A story built from reusable parts
With extra context for the curious
Each media object is independent and reusable
Using Prezi, YouTube, Medium and TheBrain
Consumerization...
Go there:
https://webbrain.com/u/15Y3
Solutions
Pay What You Want
Open Source Software
Workplace Democracy
Restorative Justice
Animal Gentling
The Internet
The Sharing Economy
Free-Range Parenting
Time Banking
Unschooling
Traffic Calming
Natural Farming
Participatory Governance
Unconferences
Honor Codes
For-Benefit Companies
Policing by Consent
Basic Income Guarantee
Microfinance
The Gift Economy
Cooperatives
Governing the Commons
Crowdfunding
Crowdsourcing
P2P Lending
P2P Everything
Pattern Languages
Nuggets, Narratives and Points of View
The first part of a longer story.
You are here
Consumerization is (and includes)...
Why trust advertisers?
The word "consumer"
More on "consumer"
Pause and the video will autoplay
Despite how untrustworthy we seem (and have been)
Start with trust.
Not naïve trust.
Then design together.
Listen with care.
Become a Trusted Ally.
All these videos in a playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLreQNsM8LqWAKWiSpHX3LDUqcuBOydp3j
which is used sometimes as "Consumerization of IT," meaning employees using their personal phones and computers as their full-time work devices, which is a big trend with many implications. But that's not at all the meaning of "Consumerization" intended in this presentation.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0465021557/jerrymichalskisr
https://webbrain.com/u/19cF
https://webbrain.com/u/190s
The tl;dr
(tl;dr means too long; didn't read)
Relationship Economy
Open Everything
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