Lockdown Surge Capacity

Tara Haelle on the Elemental Medium blog has a great piece about why we feel awful as lockdown restrictions continue during the pandemic, because our surge capacity is depleted. Humans use mental and physical surge capacity to get through short term stressful survival situations. However, deploying these resources in a pandemic which is turning out to be far from short-term is leaving us empty.

Everything Is Going To Be OK

Artist Allan McCollum produced an online exhibition that showcases the trope of reassurance in TV & Film with variation of the phrase "Everything is going to be OK". The series is called "An Ongoing Collection ofScreengrabs With Reassuring Subtitles" however a lot of the scenes depicted don't suggest reassurance, despite the dialogue. Perhaps that's the point.


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