Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute This video on the 1970s and 1980s Mercedes 300D is instructive in terms of the amount of work that was put into industrial design. What would now be called user experience in a more digital world. Japan had a culture of non-fiction informational manga as well as the stuff that we’re used to seeing in … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Politics of History: Why Anniversaries Matter in China | Macro Polo – great reading Liu Cixin’s War of the Worlds | The New Yorker – interesting reading material about China and the US. Read this in concert with the Macro Polo article on the politics of history On the Mac Pro, the G4 Cube … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 1 minute Digital Rx – JWT Intelligence – I only hope that they’re not as much of a car crash as the first lot of apps like Babylon Health China’s new creatives – JWT Intelligence – This new wave of consumers recognizes China’s rising economic status and thus possesses an acute sense of national pride; no longer … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 1 minute Bullet Time – Logic Magazine – Bullet comments, or 弹幕 (“danmu”), are text-based user reactions superimposed onto online videos: a visual commentary track to which anyone can contribute. When a beloved character dies in a web series, a river of grieving kaomoji (╥﹏╥)—a kind of emoticon first popularized in Japan—washes over whatever happens next Mark … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute Samuel L Jackson has a second go at playing re-conned blaxploitation private investigator John Shaft. This time it seems to be a bit more self conscious and ironic in tonality. Think Jackson’s first outing mixed with Snakes on a Plane Gillette Spain comes up with an advert that looks at masculinity without offending their customer … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지