What I’ve seen
The Netflix series Abstract – “Step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life.”
My favourite episodes…
Bjarke Ingels – is an Architect, in the process of building a power plant with a ski slope on its roof! His agency called BIG is very cool here’s a link to all of their projects including the new FC Barcelona stadium
Tinker Hatfield – Designer of the iconic Air Jordans at Nike
What I’ve heard
Note to self-podcast: The Lawsuit that Could Shine a Light on Cambridge Analytica Following a business discussion, I’ve been recently researching intelligent analytics (big data) and become interested as to how companies bring large data sets together and very quickly develop a picture of their customers, products and business model. Firstly its becoming very simple to do this and really accessible for anybody to become more sophisticated into how they analyse data from multiple sources… Anyway I come across a company called Cambridge Analytica a UK business spun out of an academia project at Cambridge university and how they are being investigated for their role in the Trump campaign. This podcast is less than 30 mins and gives a really good intro into the subject and of course the darker side of how such info could be used.
What I’ve read
A recent article in the Guardians Long reads by Devorah Baum - Why do we feel so guilty all the time?