[nonostantement #121] - distance disco / vesak 2020 / influencers & cults
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Welcome to nonostantement:
a weekly newsletter with jovial, debatable and unconventional stuff found all over the Internet.
Ciao, my name is Joele - and everything I do for work is digital but it actually affects real life - sometimes even more than real life actions. Like what? Like brand strategies, social media management, online advertising and such. Boom, gotcha.
Speaking about real life, I am technically Italian but right now I am based in Barcelona.
”Distance Disco is a digital matchmaking dance party: find the person dancing to your song!”
”We always wanted to sculpt our messages using music. Now you can too.”
[Video] - Lego Tapas Factory
”It is party time with Lego! Today Lego machine will serve you tapas.
Just seat and relax, tapas will be prepared for you and delivered with The Brick Wall Beer. Enjoy it! And do not forget to like the food and share with your best friends.”
My Wealthiest Clients Are Begging for Plastic Surgery in Quarantine
”Dr. Steven Levine is one of New York’s top plastic surgeons. He’s best known for his ‘natural’ face-lifts and breast augmentations. His clients include some of the most famous actresses, supermodels, and socialites in the world. Below, he talks to the Cut about the kinds of requests he’s been getting in lockdown.”
How to Safely and Ethically Film Police Misconduct
I LOVE these articles from TEENVOGUE. TEENVOGUE, guys.
[In Italian] [Video] - Unione Buddhista Italiana - VESAK 2020
”Riflessioni sull'esperienza Coronavirus e in che modo questa possa trasformarsi in un’eredità interiore capace di reale trasformazione. Con Umberto Angelini, Niccolò Branca, Gabriele Eminente, Grazia Francescato, Massimo Recalcati, Damiano Rizzi e Cesare Zucconi”
[Video] - 1UPRODUCTION PRESENTS: “1UP IN NAPOLI - THIS IS NOT ART ANYMORE“ - PART ONE
”For new years eve we went on another big excursion looking for adventures, fun and happiness. This time we visited Napels, this chaotic and sympathic city at the foot of the Vesuvio. Our expactations were not disappointed! This is what happened!”
”This demonstration was initiated and sustained by the non-Jewish wives and relatives of Jewish men who had been arrested and targeted for deportation, based on the racial policy of Nazi Germany. The protests continued until the men being held were released. The Rosenstrasse protest is significant as the only mass public demonstration by Germans in the Third Reich against the deportation of Jews.”
Funerals in space: The people who send their ashes into orbit
”Services such as Celestis and Aura Flights send remains to the skies in an epic final journey.”
How Pandemics End
”An infectious outbreak can conclude in more ways than one, historians say. But for whom does it end, and who gets to decide?”
[In Italian] - Come finiscono le pandemie
”Quando finiscono, davvero, le pandemie? Possono durare secoli. Ce lo insegnano quelle del passato, da quella del trecento a quella di cui parla Manzoni, del 1630. Per liberarci servono eventi, cause, e poi decisioni collettive simboliche, lavacri collettivi.”
The Woman Tasked With Saving the Subway Is Still Commuting on It
”Sarah Feinberg took over the city’s transit in a state of emergency – and controversy.”
What Lockdown? World’s Cocaine Traffickers Sniff at Movement Restrictions
”As a wave of coronavirus infections hit Italy in late March, Rocco Molè, a member of the country’s ’Ndrangheta organized crime group, was faced with a dilemma.”
Production in the Time of Pandemic: How Prada Works Now
”The most important prototype of all under development at Valvigna is not a Prada product, but something much more fundamental: the process of Prada’s production in the time of COVID-19.”
Trash, leather, sleaze: how Gary Green shot New York's punk scene
”He roomed with a New York Doll and photographed the seedy clubs where Manhattan’s misfits, outsiders and famous faces went out to experience a thrilling new sound”
Death and denial in Brazil’s Amazon capital
”As the white van approached Perfect Love Street, one by one chatting neighbors fell silent, covered their mouths and noses and scattered.”
Satirical websites are testing Facebook's policy on not being the 'arbiter of truth' by running false headlines claiming Mark Zuckerberg is dead or abusive
”The Shovel's headline incorrectly said the Facebook CEO had died, while The Chaser's headline falsely called Zuckerberg a ‘child molester.’“
Why influencers are replacing fans with cults
”[…] influencers don't just want fans. They want a cult. They want loyalists willing to do as they command, withstanding the friction of leaving their favorite feed to take actions that benefit their glorious overlords.”
Coronavirus Monitoring Bracelets Flood the Market, Ready to Snitch on People Who Don’t Distance
”SURVEILLANCE FIRMS around the world are licking their lips at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cash in on the coronavirus by repositioning one of their most invasive products: the tracking bracelet.”
Big Companies Harvest Our Data. This Is Who They Think I Am.
”It’s a surreal experience to see all the data you’ve given a company in one place.
Online and off, nearly every life choice you’ve made, every item you’ve purchased, or every website you’ve visited has been logged, categorized, and then entered in a spreadsheet to be sold off. Once it’s laid out in front of you, it may make you rethink how you share information in the future.”