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

Reading Time: 1 minute The Jeremy Renner store – this must be the 21st century equivalent of the celebrity infomercial on cable TV: @ Amazon.com  Nike China with Weiden + Kennedy did these great basketball-themed adverts Laundry Musical. Procter & Gamble invented the soap opera back during the great depression as sponsored radio serials. They were instrumental in building … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

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

Reading Time: 1 minute Things that made my day this week, apart from spending time with family, introducing my Mum to T-WOG$ – the Terry Wogan secret pirate radio shows and eating surprisingly little Christmas food. For those who haven’t heard it, Peter Serfinowicz channels Terry Wogan IF he hosted a show on rinse.fm. Now I just need to … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Ramblings on loose networks and social connections

Reading Time: 2 minutes I went to a family funeral and got to think about loose networks and social connections. In Ireland the tradition for a funeral is: As soon as possible after death, the body goes to the funeral home. A coroner will have had to sign off on it The body is put on exhibition in the … Read moreRamblings on loose networks and social connections

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

Reading Time: 2 minutes Things that made my day this week: I spent the weekend travelling back to Ireland for a family funeral. Despite the occasion it was good to see some members of the family whom I haven’t seen since I was a teenager. It also cause me to reflect on some things, it inspired my post ‘Ramblings … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Ramblings on consumption

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 … Read moreRamblings on consumption