PUPPETS, FEMINISM AND MUSIC …

The vocal is a sample from Blossom Dearie’s ‘It Amazes Me’ recorded in 1958.   Reinterpreted here by Les Balayeurs du Desert it assumes a feminist stance, never more so that when seen with this amazing video.   Think of the compromises women often make so as not to ‘offend’ (mostly) men, and the analogy with puppetryContinue reading “PUPPETS, FEMINISM AND MUSIC …”

The mobile train has left the station

Econsultancy and Adobe’s Quarterly Digital Intelligence Briefing, ‘From Content Management to Customer Experience Management’, looks at how web content management has been extended to offer multi-channel experiences, what the challenges have been, what could be done better and how.   With opinions and facts garnered by surveying more than 1000 companies, this is an authoritative andContinue reading “The mobile train has left the station”

Quiet genius

This is a great example of media promoting a cause. Disco grew out of marginalised subcultures – black, Latino and gay – with an inherent message of unity and self-expression. Now, English Disco Lovers are aiming to take the English Defence League’s no. 1 position on Google. Go on, do what you can to helpContinue reading “Quiet genius”

The future might be mobile, but what about the customer?

Imagine a future where mobile payments are seamlessly integrated into our daily lives. So, for example, you could be on a crowded train and spot a poster offering a week’s holiday in the sun for a bargain price. All you have to do is scan the QR code, authenticate your cardholder credentials and hey prestoContinue reading “The future might be mobile, but what about the customer?”

How algorithms control online information

It may sound unexciting, but the transition from human editors and curators to algorithmic engines powering the likes of Google and Facebook is changing what we see, when and how. These developments pose ethical questions – we should be worried. Ethical considerations, while flexible, are necessarily human decisions.   The mechanised approach to managing online dataContinue reading “How algorithms control online information”