[nonostantement #124] - sense of time / the north face & facebook / china & dna archive
NOW with MORE links about how much we don't love influencers anymore!
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Hello there, Joele Lucherini here - I do things on the Internet, for a living. Mostly brand strategies, advertising campaigns, that kind of stuff. I live in Barcelona, but I work with people living all around the world. What a time to be alive, uh?
Perspective of the Hospital complex of the Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain), by senior architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, 1903 (COAC Historical Archive)
Shane Carruth Shares Full Script & Concept Trailer for The Modern Ocean
”For whatever reason, director Shane Carruth can't get a movie made in Hollywood, so he's posting online the scripts, unfinished music, and concept trailers for his two unrealized projects, A Topiary and The Modern Ocean.”
The end of tourism?
”The pandemic has devastated global tourism, and many will say ‘good riddance’ to overcrowded cities and rubbish-strewn natural wonders. Is there any way to reinvent an industry that does so much damage?”
SOME ARE WINNING - SOME ARE NOT
”Which countries do best in beating Covid-19?”
How We Make Sense of Time
”Long, short, forward and back: Our concepts of time—and how we process it in the brain—are based on our understanding of physical space, with some surprising cultural variations”
How the Coronavirus Will Reshape Architecture
”What kinds of space are we willing to live and work in now?”
[In Italian] - Come sta cambiando il rapporto tra le persone famose e noi
”Perché siamo sempre più arrabbiati con l’attore, musicista o influencer di turno? Ogni giorno una polemica, del nuovo drama, una celebrity ‘cancellata’. I fatti degli ultimi mesi non hanno fatto che velocizzare questo fenomeno, per cui è ora di parlarne: come sta cambiando il rapporto tra loro, ‘le persone famose’, e noi?”
Influencers: It’s A Privilege To Post A Black Square And Then Go Back To Your Usual Content
”Another reminder to you (and me) of our privilege to insulate ourselves from the national conversation, and we regret to inform you that the Stauffer family is back on YouTube.”
The North Face becomes the first major company to boycott Facebook as the calls for advertisers to walk out of the platform in July intensify
”Facebook has been under fire over its content-moderation policies, particularly its handling of President Donald Trump's posts in the aftermath of George Floyd's killing.”
It looks like Instagram's algorithm systematically boosts seminude pictures
”Posts that contained semi-naked women were 54% more likely to appear in the volunteers' news feeds than other photographs, and topless posts from men were 28% more likely to appear.”
China Is Collecting DNA From Tens of Millions of Men and Boys, Using U.S. Equipment
”Even children are pressed into giving blood samples to build a sweeping genetic database that will add to Beijing’s growing surveillance capabilities, raising questions about abuse and privacy.”