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2:54 pm • 14 December 2013 • 1 note
This is the Most Contagious report for 2013. It’s free n’ easy, and it’s our look back on the ideas that helped shape 2013.
Kick back as we waltz through the triumphs and travesties from adland and beyond in the last 12 months. Well, mainly the triumphs really.
"It was the best of times, it was the twerkst of times…"
(via Most Contagious 2013)
2:42 pm • 12 December 2013
Snapped this amid the magic of snow at Christmas on Times Square yesterday. Here for Most Contagious on Wednesday, ‘the year in a day’ for brand ‘folk’ and anyone else who fancies it. http://ift.tt/1dZJObZ
12:10 am • 10 December 2013
More from an interview with George Will by Anthony Berryman. We could use some of this sentiment in the UK for our sports… EG The FA Cup http://ift.tt/18j3nUF
2:36 pm • 4 December 2013
And that, regardless of the sport or speaker here, is just what it’s all meant to be about really, isn’t it? With thanks to @paryshnikov http://ift.tt/IquIhy
10:11 am • 28 November 2013
I’m talking at Most Contagious in New York next month about Connected Experiences. Hopefully it’s going offer the opportunity to talk a little about Morton Heilig, pioneer cinematographer, Godfather of VR and inventor of the above contraption, the Sensorama.
This article is a lovely read on him and he’s also mentioned by my colleague Ed White in this article on Contagious Mag. From the former:
“Heilig remained fascinated by virtual realities and cyberspace, and believed in the potential of sensory-immersive art until his death in 1997. Responding to an essay that touched upon his work in a 1994 edition of Computer Graphics, Heilig delivered what he called his “final word” on the subject:
One hears endless debates about which form will survive—passive movie entertainment or computer-based virtual reality? I believe BOTH will because both satisfy normal human needs. There are times when people want to relax—to surrender themselves into the hands of a talented “experience conveyer” (years ago, I would have said “storyteller”) who has something wonderful and interesting to share. At times like this, the last thing the viewer wants is to “make decisions.”
On the other hand, there are times when one wants to explore—to be left alone—to examine a new world and savor a new experience in one’s own way at one’s own pace. So vive la difference! (p. 130)”
10:08 am • 28 November 2013 • 3 notes
"Because many of you are allergic to legalese"
Oh, yeah, hey dude.
Doing your job, pointing out you’re doing your job, and being patronising. Thx.
I was astounded when I read this.
1:45 pm • 12 November 2013 • 1 note
(via Grayson Perry tapestries to tour - News - Art Fund)
We went to see Grayson Perry’s tapestries at Manchester’s City Art Gallery yesterday. They’re incredible to look at: imposing and vibrant.
In his own words: "The tapestries tell the story of class mobility, for I think nothing has as strong an influence on our aesthetic taste as the social class in which we grow up. I am interested in the politics of consumerism and the history of popular design but for this project I focus on the emotional investment we make in the things we choose to live with, wear, eat, read or drive. Class and taste run deep in our character - we care. This emotional charge is what draws me to a subject".
… Which is all good and well. But I didn’t think there was much to find in the story that you can’t find more regularly in the pages of Viz or Private Eye.
8:59 am • 7 November 2013 • 1 note
Dunham Massey, and a fine tree offering an autumn belter. http://ift.tt/1hdc7om
11:13 pm • 6 November 2013