[nonostantement #135] - coronation / esports & fashion / brushing scams
Now with MORE covers of Get Free!
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a weekly newsletter with satisfactory, dodgy and remarkable stuff found all over the Internet.
Hello my internet friend, I am Joele Lucherini, and I design online branding and advertising strategies for a living. I usually find a lot of interesting stuff all over the Internet while online, then I share all of these links here, in this same email. Hope you find it entertaining.
Today I have a couple of links as a soundtrack: a really nice lap slide guitar cover of "Where Is My Mind?" and another cover, of “Get Free”, my favourite track from Major Lazer (here the original one because we all need to listen to it every once in a while).
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[Video] - How a small neighborhood butcher shop in Brooklyn is surviving the Pandemic. Solutions to our peculiar problems are often found in how other people solve theirs - even if not related to ours. I found interesting to learn how this business evolved to make changes on the fly, support their suppliers, and aid their community during the pandemic.
Artist Ai Weiwei remotely directed from Europe “Coronation” - a documentary film about the lockdown in Wuhan, using footage from ordinary citizens living there. Here an interesting review of it.
[Video] - this is some “sand art” I can admire: free flow and fractal-inspired works by Andres Amador.
[Video] - During my own career I have met a lot of “successful people” (at least in their niche) – and found myself often asking them how they reached that kind of status. So far, I don’t have a clear answer but I know - as described in this interesting video - that luck plays a big part in it and meritocracy is just a myth (a dangerous one). If you want to explore this topic I can suggest reading “The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success” by mathematician Albert-László Barabási.
[Video] - A nice Telekom ad with Billie Eilish that made me reflect on the relationship between us adults and kids. As a teacher I often find myself confronting the new generations and I find it wrong to label young people as "disconnected", without trying to understand what they really do with these devices that some stigmatize. This is probably because I always felt like a “digital native” - although this category didn't exist when I grew up.
34 designers and artistic directors replied to Vogue’s question: What is the future of Creating Fashion? Revealing a world of different fashion calendars, protocols for production, and altogether different relationships with clothes.
I Love this: How Video games and esports have become key to connect with Gen Z and millennial consumers for fashion luxury brands. And also… how can they make money directly out of it?
Amazon drivers are hanging smartphones in trees - to take advantage of the software that constantly monitors Amazon’s dispatch network, and get a split-second jump on competing drivers. I remember about reading something like this about Uber drivers around airports and I see a lot of riders hanging out always at the same exact spot on the Ramblas here in Barcelona, probably for the same exact reason.
More infos about so-called brushing scams to boost e-commerce sellers’ ratings: E-commerce schemes involving empty boxes, QR codes and fake tracking numbers - they could also be linked to gambling and money laundering in China.
Silk Road is dead. Meet the next generation of digital black markets for illegal drugs: fully decentralized, pay-by-crypto, and end-to-end encrypted bazaars.
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