A combination of recommendations, observations, and personal updates
I’ll make this a short one as I head into a full week. Two-day client workshop starting tomorrow and Transmediale from Thursday. May I recommend reading James Bridle’s first work of fiction instead? (Linked below)
James Bridle has released his first work of fiction, a short story, via Motherboard. It’s a good one about a time after a big data crash when all private data became public at once. Not the first time I’ve seen this kind of event as a starting point for fiction. The comic Private Eye comes to mind.
The World Economic Forum in Davos is over and has left us with lots of beautiful take-downs with different approaches. History professor Patrick McCray, as describes in this article, went there with the hope of providing a counter-narrative but returned disillusioned.
Another article from David Cameron’s ex director of strategy starts with the disclaimer “This article is the subject of a legal complaint made on behalf of Klaus Schwab,” the official blessing of the best Davos-rebuttals (or “used to start with”, looks like they got another complain).
A fantastic primer on teen culture on the short-video service owned by Twitter.
“So this post is less of a definitive snapshot of race on Vine, and more of an exploration into a very complicated and contradictory way teens are working out their racial and gender identities on the internet.”
I also recommend following the many links for even more insight. Like this one about “Finstagram”.