We have no budget, we do what we want and throwing money out the window brings...– Karl Lagerfeld Declares Bling Is Out — The Cut: New York Magazine’s Fashion Blog
Duncan Watts & How Trends Spread
Duncan Watts argues against the good ol’ “influencials theory” coined by Malcolm Gladwell - article in Fast Company. Fresh & excellent reading for everyone in the trends or (viral) marketing business! vs. Gladwellian view aka the old influencials theory: In modern marketing, this idea—that a tiny cadre of connected people triggers trends—is enormously...
Neo Medieval Times
Parag Khanna’s article Neo Medieval Times in GOOD Magazine: The nation-state has just about passed away in terms of exclusivity. Now, when people talk about countries and international relations, they have to acknowledge that what they’re talking about is, at best, a particular slice of what’s going on in the world, and is not at all representative of the entirety of what’s happening. But...
Even if the Internet and social networks revolutionize the roles of skilled individuls, there is still some value in specializing in something (although generalists seem to have more fun nowadays…). “As computing power grows and networks unleash the wisdom of crowds, the unique value of experts in making predictions and solving problems is steadily narrowing and organizations must...
We underestimate the pains of the future and overestimate the pleasures of...– Daniel Gilbert
Deitch - Ben Jones exhibition →
February 05, 2009 — February 28, 2009 76 Grand Street, New York Interdisciplinary artist Ben Jones of celebrated East Coast art collective Paper Rad presents a solo show of between-media video sculpture, light painting, and “drawing in the digital age” at Deitch Projects 76 Grand Street gallery. Entitled The New Dark Age, the exhibition explores new methods of pictoral storytelling through the...