[nonostantement #137] - the oatmeal / fka twigs & artemisia gentileschi / ghost kitchens
NOW with MORE photos of Emily Ratajkowski!
Welcome to nonostantement:
a weekly newsletter with good, perfidious and special stuff found all over the Internet.
Hi, my name is Joele and I live in Barcelona, Spain. I create and manage online branding and advertising strategies for a living. This is my weekly newsletter where share all the nice links I found online.
If you are in need of a nice soundtrack to this newsletter I suggest this amazing video of Jimi Hendrix performing "Voodoo Child" on Maui in 1970.
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Emily Ratajkowski, after being sued because she posted a photo of herself that had been taken by a paparazzo, wrote this interesting article asking “When does a model own her own image?”
As a cat person I love this kind of stuff: “An artistic endeavor in Brussels installs custom mosaics outside your home—People Are Choosing Portraits of Their Cats”
[Video] - Living in Catalonia, we don't see many situations like the one described in this video about a Dutch Franquista entering Spain’s far-right community in Madrid who celebrate the memory of Franco in annual parades through the city).
I always loved comics by “the Oatmeal” - the latest one is an amazing lesson about how to challenge our core beliefs and how to deal with our bias and maybe, even life itself. If you just want to read a single link from this newsletter, I strongly suggest this one. Thank me later (maybe offering me a virtual coffe here, lol).
[Video] - FKA twigs gives her personal interpretation of “Maria Maddalena in estasi” a painting made in the 1620s by Artemisia Gentileschi (this is part of season 2 of Google Arts & Culture’s Art Zoom project).
Having worked for years in the music business, this is a topic I have discussing a lot with my clients: “Has Music Become a Disposable Commodity?” - Our relationship to recorded sound has changed a lot. So has the way we listeners interact with the artists we're most devoted to.
[Video] - University of Hong Kong researchers are testing a mobile robot to patrol sidewalks and encourage social distancing (and also to scare the hell out of people ;) ).
A fascinating project by IKEA Japan sharing the daily life of Imma, japan’s first virtual model. Mixing real life installation with social media, they used LED screens reacting in real time to the temperature of the outside world, daylight and the weather.
Brand differentiation (different brands made by the same company) is not something new but I have found this topic very interesting from the first moment I heard about it, a few years ago: ghost kitchens. Restaurants that cook food of different styles depending on where you order it (imagine a pizzeria that also sells Chinese food but under two different names).
Scrolling through social media posts I often find myself shaking my head at the naiveness with which some users post personal documents. What could happen when you browse Instagram and find former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's passport number?
Some of us were happy with the difficulty with which the facial recognition systems were being deceived by the use of masks in recent times but unfortunately face-mask recognition has arrived—for better or worse.
This is a topic that has been discussed a lot in the youtube scene lately: despite public outrage, videos of cat decapitation, puppy abuse and mouse torture continue to amass views on YouTube. How can the platform solve this kind of issues?
“Forget glossy travel brochures and whizzy online sites; one of the most cost-effective ways tourism chiefs can drive business to their towns or cities is by updating their Wikipedia page.” Adding a few paragraphs and photos can boost revenue by £100,000 for small cities.
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