The buzz of an emergent community

I was chatting with a friend who was evangelic in their description of the emergent community on the AltSpace VR (virtual reality) social network They had met great friends, the kind of meaningful interactions that seldom occurs on your Facebook wall now. But was this about the power of VR? My take was that it […]

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

I’ve been laid up so this has been a long time coming. I am a big fan of manufacturing videos that show how iconic products are made. This one on Pelican cases isn’t one of the best, but it still gives a good overview of what goes into the cases. Amerigo Gazaway’s latest mash-up project […]

Oprah time: Über by Kieron Gillen

Back in the day reading graphic novels like the Über series would have been a niche interest at best.  Now with the rise of Marvel and DC universe films they are part of mainstream culture. But not all comics are about accessible hero stories with easy cinematic adaption. My preferred writers like Gillen use the […]

Five things marketers can learn from the life and career of Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin left a great body of work behind her over a five decade career in music. Her career had its degrees of twists and turns, both of which are reasons why she will sit along icons like David Bowie and Prince. But don’t you just die a little inside when someone on LinkedIn takes […]

Ramblings on consumption

We think of consumption as part of the very stuff of modern life. I clear out items on eBay. My Mum and Dad have boxes of things unopened since they moved house in 1981. A lady who lived up the road who died last year had people working for five days to clear out the […]