‘Tis the season for all blogs everywhere to dole out their own highly subjective, widely tweeted, kinda obvious prophecies. I have always been fascinated by the Gartner Hype Cycle methodology – because it acknowledges long-term thinking vs. predicting for the next year. I thought it might be cool to GIF their hype curves over the past few [...]
Rachael Morrison smells every book in the MoMA Library collection and records the call number, title and a description of the smell of each book in a ledger. This is part of a performance titled plainly Smelling The Books. The performance romanticizes the book: the physical artifact. When I first read about this, it seemed [...]
Internet memes are inherently silly. That does not mean we can’t learn from them. Regardless of their content, Internet memes are spreading far and fast with no advertising budget. They are leading people to land television deals, interviews, book deals, and revived music careers among other things. Sounds pretty nice, huh? We tried to break down why this is happening.
Data is abundant today. In a world where data is easily accessible – ‘data about data’ or metadata and how we manipulate it will become increasingly important. I’ve observed this with the music industry – but I think the principles apply to any form of digital commodity.
I stare at my Tweetdeck dashboard and think “I should really stop following so many people.” It’s overwhelming. In addition to that, I have to keep up with scores of RSS feeds, my facebook friends, my Tumblr dashboard and good old email, of course. I’ve bitched about this “information overload” many times. And apparently, a [...]
The phrase ‘going digital’ is tossed around carelessly by a lot of people. Everybody, from marketers to news media, is talking about how we are becoming digital creatures. But, what does it mean to ‘go digital’ and how does it relate to the way we lead our lives? If we are going “digital” now, what [...]