Ten Stories From This Week

2nd April 2021

One startup’s solution for zoom fatigue? The Walk and Talk. Spot is a new platform dedicated entirely to walking meetings, launched by a longtime remote work evangelist.

Great Intelligence Brief from Wunderman Thompson. Subjects include, augmented living, the rise of short form content, crypto art & luxury and redefining the language of beauty.

It wouldn’t be 2021 if we weren’t talking about NFTs. But with any emerging space, it comes loaded with the same old biases. In this case, the NFT world, like the traditional art world, is still very much dominated by white men. To provide balance, this initiative supports female crypto artists. ..and here, this site turns unsolicited pics into revenge NFTs. ”Cyber-flashing too often goes unpunished. ‘NFT the DP’ is using the blockchain to hold cyber-flashers accountable.

From The Guardian. Bottega Veneta ditches Instagram to set up a ‘digital journal’. The fashion world will watch with interest after brand replaces social media posts with a magazine Issue.

Vox on why Amazon has suddenly become so aggressive online. Apparently because Jeff Bezos is pissed?

The Collections database consists of entries for more than 480,000 works in the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène-Delacroix. Updated on a daily basis, it is the result of the continuous research and documentation efforts carried out by teams of experts from both museums.

Love this. The film vlogger Nerdwriter on how the pandemic has changed our relationship with time. ‘Time not just as a concept, but as a substance stretching out in front of you…’ (8’50”)

Think you can tell the difference between Human and AI? Take this test. 

Could you have done a better job piloting the Ever Given through the Suez Canal? Try your navigating skills here.

This is quite the sensorial feast. Official video for “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X. Put headphones on for a simulated 360 Reality Audio experience. (3’09”)