Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

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A video preview of Comme des Garcons collaboration with different manga brands.

Comme des Garcons collaboration with manga brands is reminiscent of efforts that have been made by European brands to collaborate with gaming brands. More luxury related content here.

John Markoff and Steven Levy are better known to non-US audiences for their non-fiction books about the technology sector, but are actually veteran journalists who have covered the technology sector for the business press over the past three decades. I would recommend Steven Levy’s Insanely Great and John Markoff’s What the Doormouse said.

This vintage marketing video by a post-Jobs Apple that talks up (rather optimistically) early MIDI computer music

The tube strike disrupted my week, with two days spent working from home.

Vice is being widely touted as a modern-day CNN or BBC, but a significant amount of its output looks to me like it is the modern day equivalent of the mondo film. This film on Mexican black magic being a classic example