Firstly I found the slideshare presentation on Youth Marketing (at bottom of this post) from the fast forward marketing trend blog. 'Youth is no longer a demographic, it's a mindset'. It's worth a quick view as well as the summary to the Global Habbo Youth Survey, especially on teens and their favourite mobilephones here. Quoting the summary 'Examines the interests,
values, attitudes, online habits of a global audience, the survey reveals teens' current media
usage, consumption behaviour and brand preferences in order to better understand what compels youth
around the world'
This is an amazing site full of futuristic skyscaper designs, fascinating what architects are wanting to build. It's a competition and you have to click on '08 Skyscaper competition'
Synchstep from Pokenyc (explanation here) - This is going to be a killer app for the iphone or itouch (and every other phone for sure) and want it now. An app that synchs your music with your walking pace. Greg Elliott, the designer of it, can safely retire.
Here's a great piece on littleminx.tv. It's a division of RSA Films (where I work). They produced five shorts films from their the directors and there's links here to watch all of them - enjoy - Exquisite Corpse
Hugh Macleod of Gaping Void articulates the strengths of twitter against the other new communication platforms. I always thought it would be the perfect communication tool at a music festival where you could effectively mass text message all your friends at once but I have seen the light and see how it's a platform clearly populated by influencers, social media marketeers. A great platform to spread the day to day but also links of interest. Here's Shel Israel's insightful post on twitter at SXSW.
Associated Press is killed by bloggers and aggregation. This is a huge story. The world of journalism is changing fast. Where before, the world's journalists wrote stories that were syndcated worldwide by AP but they're now written for free by bloggers (example of the free model?) and also aggregated by sites like Google News, Topix, Techmeme - LINK
After Peter Greenaway's comments on the present state of cinema at the Pusan Film Festival. Here's a series of relevant links regarding the present state of flux in cinema starting with various tangential links. All hopefully food for thought.
Here's the original reports on Peter Greenaway's feelings on the state of cinema. The Variety and Independent articles.
This great blog post from Caslon Analytics gives you quick and concise facts and stats on blogs - How many blogs? Active and dead? Demos? Second largest blogging country after USA is Brazil- Interesting. - LINK
Here's the 'making of' the exquisite 'Get the Glass' milk campaign from Goodby Silverstein and produced by Northern Kingdom. It's only fault being it's slow buffeting - patience is a virtue - LINK
Samsung's new wafer thin (1 centimetre thick) 40in (TV) screen coming to the shops soon. Electronic scroll paper is only around the corner to kill off newspapers. - LINK
Lucid Touch - a multi-touch screen technology where you touch the back of the screen but see your finger movements on the screen without obscuring your view of it. - web video LINK
Homogenisation of city boroughs - great blog piece from Zeus Jones about the troubling trend of rich white population taking over NYC neighbourhoods primarily because of rising housing costs. Look at Notting Hill in London as one example. It's becoming an exclusively enclave for young rich white Eurotrash city bankers where the original mix of rich, poor with ethnic minorities is slowly drifting away. Only the council estates are left. How soon until even their inhabitants are bought out to complete the rich enclave. - LINK
Here's Patrick Wilson's lovely song illustrated to animation found by Iain Tait on crackunit.com
Kansas State University anthopology professor Michael Wesch has made another web video called "Information R/evolution" exploring changes in the ways we find, store, create, critique, and share information. Wesch made "The machine is Us/ing" at the beginning of the year. I have embedded both below to watch.
Goodby Silverstein web video talk switch from traditional to digital - LINK
Guide through new Apple OS Leopard software - LINK
Future of all forms of media articulated in this great post from Joshua Green from the MIT Convergence Culture Consortium, Hollis Towns the Executive Editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer and Bill Stewart of IBM Digital Media at Kent Sate Media Mindsets Conference. - IMPORTANT LINK
Film industry blaming games industry for it's woes when there's a fundamental content consumption shift going on. From MMM - LINK
David Slade's new film - 30 Days of Night Variety film review - LINK
So you want to go viral? - Matt Dickman's blog - LINK