Using the pandemic as a factory reset, how can we redesign cinemas to better serve the needs of the user.
As we close the book on 2020 there are plenty of open-ended chapters that we still need to finish. We are well aware that COVID-19 has impacted every industry globally, and the phrase the “new normal” is being tossed around rather ominously, with many experts agreeing that we will still need to take necessary precautions well into 2021. The pandemic has significantly impacted the film industry, mirroring its impacts across all arts sectors. Across the world, cinemas have closed, festivals…
It has been announced that some of the largest football clubs in Europe have agreed to join a new European Super League (ESL). What would be a seismic move for football, the ESL is set to be a brand new midweek competition, with plans for teams to continue to compete in their respective national leagues. This “American-style” structure, without any form of relegation or promotion, will only exacerbate football’s class divide.
The art market’s fascination with non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, has reached a fever pitch. In March 2021, a piece of NFT (non-fungible token) artwork sold for US$69+ million at Christie’s. The work, EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS, is a collage of purely digital artwork created over 5,000 days by the digital artist Beeple. You can’t hang it on your wall. It is simply a bunch of pixels.
Can the new app reinvent the way in which young people enjoy and share experiences in the age of Instagram? Can it become the new Instagram?
People live on social media. They think through the lens of their “brand”. Their “aesthetic”. Living out the lives that people want to see. In rich countries where internet access is nearly universal the vast majority of young adults use social media multiple times a day across many different dimensions.
It is easy to understand why. People exhibit themselves online as socially desirable. In turn, this boosts self-esteem, but lowers self-control. We start to…