Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

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Things that caught my eye this week:

The soundtrack of the week was M.I.A’s Bring The Noize which felt curiously like the imagery of an early 90s rave music video, complete with a modded Mark II Ford Fiesta XR2 and projections reminiscent of early Rhythm King record sleeves:

But the ADD-influenced backing track is the sound of now.

Every cloud supposedly has a silver lining and in the case of NSAgate it was Sang Mun’s beautifully designed ZXX fonts designed to improve privacy by making life very difficult for optical character recognition (OCR) systems. More information and download here.

Sennheiser USA put together this comparison video with theirs and competitor offerings for noise cancelling headphones. The product speaks for itself.

My old colleague Paul Armstrong (aka @themediaisdying) has branched out with his own agency and to market it is putting together a regular newsletter on all things digital.

I got to see some old friends in Hong Kong this week, when I moderated a panel for Digital Cream Hong Kong and caught up with friends from Econsultancy London.