💡 This is a fascinating 2017 look into the memetic nature of YouTube and the relationship with authenticity. It speaks to the playbook used by populists and serves as a reflection to much of what we’ve seen in the last few years.
🤗 Should we push designers to go against performative positivity and ask the truly hard questions in a pessimistic fashion?
😯 Kazuo Ishiguro Sees What the Future Is Doing to Us – The New York Times
📈 California has shed most of the creative economy jobs in the United States. What does that mean for the rest of the country?
🖼️ A deeper look into Yayoi Kusama’s work reveals some complex findings in otherwise simple patterns.
🏃♂️ The ratings are in, and most people don’t care that much about traditional sports. This could have broader implications for the future.
💸 The writing was on the wall, but Twitter is among the first social media platforms to launch a paid subscription model.
➕ The NY Times dives into why adding a “plus sign” (+) to the end of your brand name doesn’t compute for these streaming platforms.
🔪 We’re all probably cooking more than average, so what are the best knife sharpeners out there?
⛓️ Why are NFTs a big deal? Because it makes the internet ownable.