Blogging? yeah, much over rated.
Really like how this project works, The sins of our digital lives. Produced by The National Board of Canada by NFB in Vancouver, The Guardian and Jam3. Could of easily been a bit of mockery, but actually allows a bit of depth to a cool bit of long form writing
Not so long ago, it seemed so cool to share your location, but now social apps like location, check-in Foursquare appear like a quaint reminder of a time past. Recent news that Foursquare is to split its business in half, from the commercial to the social appears a bit like a last gasp at relanvancy, really not sure if it's the right move in the current climate. Post Snowden personal data is not something most people want to leave lying around. I was pondering such things when I came across these two pictures of the perils of location aware mobile devices being left in passive mode. Again, its not the tech at fault more the understanding of the power we weld even in passive mode.
'..Hello Lamp Post is an experimental, city-wide platform for play. This is an opportunity to rediscover your local environment, share your memories of the city and uncover the stories that other people leave behind. Hello Lamp Post encourages you to look at the city with fresh eyes and engage with systems we take for granted. This is a chance to slow down, reflect and give yourself permission to play.
Hello Lamp Post is an interactive system that gives everyone in Bristol a new tool to talk with each other, through prompts and questions - all facilitated by the city's physical infrastructure. By referencing the thousands of pre-existing identifier codes that label items of street furniture across the whole city, players can send text messages to particular objects, including (but not limited to) lamp posts, post boxes, bollards, manholes, bins, or telegraph poles...'
Hello Lamp Post ran from July 2013 - September 2013 in Bristol.
'...But which is a bigger menace to society, laziness about data or laziness about theory? Theory-laziness is seductive because it's easy - mining for correlations isn't very mentally taxing. But data-laziness is seductive because it's hard - the more complicated and intricate a theory you make, the smarter it makes you feel, even if the theory sucks...'
Noah Smith http://noahpinionblog.blogspot.co.uk
I do admit to feeling overburdened by the volume of images on my various devices, wondering of their real worth or life expectations. -having lost a device packed with images, and felt utter terror of loss for a few days soon. I was fine and the images were as if they had never been. So maybe the worth I attached was only because I come from pre-digital days, and that a image detox is not a bad thing from time to time
David Shariatmadari talks in The Guardian about the urge for a photo detox
'...Previous generations seem to have been more aware of the sense of false security that images can provide – portrait paintings were often accompanied by a memento mori – often a well-placed skull signified that death was inescapable. The selfie lacks this handy feature. As we happily snap away, are we are engaged in a kind of mass denial? Things can be preserved, we seem to be saying, perfectly, digitally, and for ever....'
Our new agency model is not right for all brands. But for those clients seeking real change we are a damn fine option.
Well, to be honest, it all sort of started by accident. However we are now really chuffed to be able to start talking about our new agency. Called Path Worldwide or PathWW for short.
Path is a new kind of agency focused on unlocking value in shopper behaviour
Built around a core team of Ben Stobart and Philip Slade. Both with award winning track records in international shopper marketing. Path is very proud to be part of The House Worldwide a new model for advertising networks.
Ben and Philip believe a multi-channel world demands a new approach to unlocking value in the path to purchase. Current projects are proof testing their thinking in three key areas;
Building new paths
Clearing a crowded path
Shortening an existing paths length
Path was set up in late 2013 with founding client Champagne Laurent-Perrier who appointed the new agency to look after their UK and World Duty Free business.
Since launch Path has been supporting House Worldwide clients; ghd and Lenovo as well as picking up the brief from one of the UK’s most famous retailers. Details of this exciting new development in the life of this fledgy business will be released shortly.
"Who does the Can’t-Do Culture hurt the most? Ironically, it hurts the haters. The people who focus on what’s wrong with an idea or a company will be the ones too fearful to try something that other people find stupid. They will be too jealous to learn from the great innovators. They will be too pigheaded to discover the brilliant young engineer who changes the world before she does. They will be too cynical to inspire anybody to do anything great. They will be the ones who history ridicules.Don’t hate, create." Marc Andreesen on Can Do vs Can’t Do culture