[nonostantement #187] - digital addictions / ragazze italiane / rebranding chernobyl
Now with MORE mafia architecture!
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Hello everyone, I'm Joele and I just got back to Barcelona from what was supposed to be the holidays and it's been 4.600km by car around Italy and Spain in 15 days.
So we go back to work, in my case that of being an online communication consultant. I also got back to wandering around the Internet finding interesting links that I share with my friends in this same newsletter.
Music soundtrack to this email? A Tribe Called Red - R.E.D. Ft. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear
Digital Addictions Are Drowning Us in Dopamine
Rising rates of depression and anxiety in wealthy countries like the U.S. may be a result of our brains getting hooked on the neurotransmitter associated with pleasure.
Buried in concrete: mafia architecture – in pictures
Alessio Mamo has photographed the illegal, brutalist buildings and gaudy, now decaying, villas in the south of Italy that mafia bosses constructed.
"Ragazze Italiane" by Alessia Laudoni
If you are in Barcelona do not miss the "Ragazze Italiane" exhibition - free entry at Palau Robert until October 3rd!
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An Anxious Age Demands More ‘Restorative Cities’
A new book argues that smarter city planning can ease the stresses of urban life during the Covid-19 pandemic and boost mental well-being for residents.
Banda’s logo is really a series of 78 logos—one released every year—with slices of it disappearing each year, until the image is totally gone. The logo for 1986, the year of the disaster, is a complete, black octagon. The logo for 2064 is a white void. There’s supposed to be a logo there, but it’s invisible—perhaps like radiation, which the eye can’t really see, but is nonetheless ever-present in the lives of those affected by the Chernobyl disaster.
The crypto dons of Beirut
Meet the men making a killing in Lebanon’s underground cryptocurrency market.
People are hiring out their faces to become deepfake-style marketing clones
AI-powered characters based on real people can star in thousands of videos and say anything, in any language.
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