Jeff Hume


August 27, 2013

Don’t Call Me Naive

This post is speaking to others, but most of all, I’m speaking to that part of me that rears its head every once in a while. “Stupid fools get nowhere; it’s only the knowledgeable and clever ones whose folly can make them wise or produce good results.” – Dr. Robert MacPhail in Adlous Huxley’s Island… Read More

June 18, 2013

Media and Art Beyond Markets

I like media. You probably do too. How much of it do we pay for directly? Since the Internet shook everything up and facilitated easy and free sharing of media, many have focused on trying to get people to pay for media again. This is a noble cause, but it may rest on shaky foundations…. Read More


October 29, 2012


When the weather is right, fall—or autumn if you wish or if you prefer modern British English (I like both words)—is the perfect season for me. Even when the weather is suboptimal, fall has a presence in its crisp days and ever-darkening nights that I love and always look forward to. Beyond the physical pleasures… Read More


September 23, 2012

Being (Temporarily) Sick

Being sick, you say? That doesn’t sound like very much fun. It isn’t. I still find inspiration in it, though. When I experience being knocked down a bit (or a lot) I gain perspective and a new fresh outlook on things. We often take things that we have for granted and don’t realize our good… Read More

August 31, 2012

Holding Back The Ocean To Build An Island: Media Amid Technical Change

What is media? How do you interact with media on a daily basis? How much time do you spend watching visual media in some way? How much do you listen to music? How much are you reading (not just books, or newspapers but websites and billboards and everything else around)? How much do you check… Read More


July 17, 2012

The Outdoors

I consider myself a city person. Raised in the suburbs (tell me if you’ve heard this one before), I grew attached to downtown and its thrills. While I didn’t spend a lot of time downtown until I attended the University of Toronto, I had previously felt its pull and never really felt the sensation of… Read More