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  • Disruption crisis

    The idea of the disruption crisis came from a series of conversations that I have been having in recent times and recent online news. What is the disruption crisis? The rise of big tech such as Meta, Twitter, Google, Amazon, Bytedance, Alibaba and Tencent drove a wave of digital disruption over the past quarter century.…

  • Carl Schmitt + more stuff

    Carl Schmitt Carl Schmitt was a German jurist, legal theorist and political theorist. The common narrative around him is that he came up with the legal principles that justified most of Nazi Germany’s greatest excesses. His work has also been used to justify the Xi-era legal system in China with legal thinking leaning heavily on…

  • AI and creativity

    Why AI and creativity? This post on AI and creativity was inspired by experiments being done at work by a member of our design department. They had been using Midjourney to create images within a minute of receiving an initial set of words as creative prompts. For example we created this surreal image which fits…

  • Manchester Chinese consulate + more stuff

    Manchester Chinese consulate Mid afternoon Sunday saw an incident outside and inside the Manchester Chinese consulate. The Manchester Chinese consulate caters for the second largest Chinese community in the UK. Manchester airport before COVID had direct flights to China and Hong Kong. Given the large British Chinese population in the area, it also has a…

  • Tomorrows World + more stuff

    Tomorrows World I miss Tomorrows World as a show. It came from a few points that seem to have changed in UK society Now as a society, we no longer know what innovation is. There is no ‘true north’. Predicting the smart home of 2020 This Tomorrows World programme from 1989 predicts smart home type…

  • Gay blood + more stuff

    Gay blood THE GAY BLOOD COLLECTION | MOTHER GOODS – I could see this stunt on gay blood donation not working as well as the idea deserves. The symbolism of what blood means is tied up in squeamishness, despite the fact that we can intellectualise it as the very stuff of life. Why are Mother protesting…

  • Land surfing & more things

    Land surfing Riding The Wave Into China’s Latest Hype — Land Surfing | Jing Daily – land surfing is what a lot of people would know as a long board in skating. I first came across them 20 years ago, when I used to know a dreadlocked German photographer who got around London on one. South…

  • Chinese mercenaries + more things

    Chinese mercenaries Chinese mercenaries have been around longer than the belt and road. You can come across Chinese mercenaries protecting in the border areas of China such as the warlord regions of Myanmar. But now Chinese mercenaries are increasingly linked with the Belt and Road Initiative. China claims that it isn’t building an empire in…

  • Hong Kongers Book Fair + more things

    Hong Kongers Book Fair Hong Kongers Book Fair, an independently organised book fair set up by Hillway Culture was cancelled the day before its official launch. The landlords claimed that they had violated a sub letting clause in the contract, the reality has more to do with the current environment around publishing in Hong Kong.…