Millenials are selfish, but baby boomers are self centred—or is it the other way around? What attempts do we, individually and as a society, make in order to look outside of ourselves? Is it possible? Perhaps we should love and value ourselves more. How do you relate to yourself now versus five years ago? Do robots have a sense of self?
For episode 2 2018 of the Cataclysm podcast, we’re asking contributors to think about notions of the self. It’s a deliberately broad topic, so whichever way you want to swing it, we want to hear your ideas. Don’t worry if you’re new to audio storytelling! The team at Cataclysm is here to help you through it and it’s a whole heap of fun. Pitch your ideas at the google form here.
Below you’ll find prompts and inspiration for your audio package. These are just a guide, if you’ve got an idea that isn’t here but you think is great, then by all means – pitch it to us! Below you’ll find all the important dates for the submission of your piece.
[ IMPORTANT DATES ]
PITCH DEADLINE: Sunday, May 6
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 15
Student uni life |
Self-care | Self organisation | Reconsidering Uni | Career Paths | Self comparison | Dreams/desires | Home-coming | Moving out | Self-motivation | Dealing with criticism | Old life | Old friends | Reunions | Ingroups and outgroups | Isolating yourself | Versions of yourself | ‘Treat yourself’ | Ghosting |
Self care | Ego | Self exploration | Spiritual self | Chakras | Mental health – self loathing | Narcissism | Modern-day etiquette | Life skills | Tall poppy syndrome | Everyday self vs. online self | Personal essays | Ancestors/history | Nature vs. nurture | Fate | ‘What if’ | Diary entries | Treating yourself | Rejection | Compartmentalisation | Significant others | Losing yourself | Mirroring | Existentiality | Alone | Remote | Isolation | Personal essays | Escapism | Rite of passage
Selfhood of animals | Selfhood in abortions | Self autonomy of marginalised communities | | Political identity | Psychology – talking about the self | Value of individualism | Collectivism | Extremes | Othering | Self-identify
Science and tech |
Robot identity | DNA | Self-tailored advertising | Plastic surgery | Beauty products | Body dysmorphia | Photoshop/filters | Strange medical procedures | Organ/Body donations | Anatomy | Neurological disruption of self |
Self – word |
Selfish | Selfless | Self-centred | Self-oriented | Self-sacrifice | Self-discovery |
Music, culture and fashion |
Selfies | Self Portraits | Mirror | Individualism in fashion | Self degradation | Make-overs | Haircuts | Identity within subcultures | Photography of self | Street fashion | Tag yourself memes
Face masks | Self care snacks