I’m finding this ad quite disturbing. The first time I saw it, I thought the tagline would be something like ‘stop watching life through a lens’. Actually, this really is suggesting you should watch gigs through your phone screen.
Category Archives: Culture
A friend of mine recommended Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a fascinating film about the man who runs the only sushi restaurant in the world with three Michelin stars. It’s a good watch, even for someone like me, who knows nothing about sushi. It gives insights into what it takes to get to such heights, families, [...]
I watched a documentary last night about a London plumbing firm trying to sort out its range of salaries. (Show Me Your Money, available on 4oD until early August.) In the programme, the Managing Director encourages all staff to reveal their salaries and then negotiate amongst themselves to arrive at a more equitable distribution. I [...]
I’ve been interested for a while in the intersection of knowledge and confidence. I’ve noticed that some people present themselves as experts, but on investigation really don’t know that much about the subject they are ‘expert’ in. Initially, I thought these people were over inflating themselves and a little dishonest, but having met some of [...]
I was pointed to this xkcd comic recently. I work in publishing, which is undergoing a lot of change at the moment with the rise of digital and Amazon’s dominance. These factors have completely changed the landscape for people and businesses who’ve been in the industry for a while. People are cautious and trying to [...]
This poster is running on the tube at the moment and has been bothering me. I don’t like it because the way the woman is looking at the man implies that he and his interests are the most fascinating thing in the world to her, warranting her undivided attention. He, on the other hand, gets [...]
Someone I follow on Twitter was one of 41 people who retweeted this yesterday from Jacob Harris. I don’t know Jacob, but his tweet got me thinking. On the one hand, his point it spot on. ‘Liking’ things online is hardly a way to add value to the world. What it made me think, though, [...]
Finally! Someone has released the product I keep meaning to get my act together to do. In fact, I was planning on working out how to do this over Christmas, but James Bridle has beaten me to it. Now and Next shows what’s on the major BBC radio stations now and next, to enable more [...]
By Remiel. Horrifyingly true. Click through to Flickr to see it larger.
Tomorrow we have a referendum in the UK to decide whether to change our current voting system of First Past the Post (FPTP) to Alternative Vote (AV). I’m a consciensious voter, so I’ve been trying to pay attention to the issues about this in order to make an informed choice and vote wisely. It’s been [...]