Ten Stories From This Week

16th October 2020

From LessWrong. The Felt Sense: What, Why and How. ‘Everyone accesses felt senses all the time, but most people don’t know that they are doing it. I think that being able to make the skill more explicit is really valuable, and in this post I’m going to give lots of examples of why that is and what you can do with it.’

Stratechery on Disney and Integrators vs Aggregators. ‘Aggregators don’t make content, because they don’t need to. Rather, by providing functionality consumers value, they become the most efficient way to reach those same consumers, which means that creators bring their content to the Aggregators.’ Successful integrators (eg Disney) can find success connecting directly with customers via a strategy involving quality and focus.

From Pew Research. ‘In U.S. and UK, globalisation leaves some feeling ‘left behind’ or ‘swept up’. Focus groups reveal the degree to which Americans and Britons see common challenges to local and national identity.’

How to make this winter not totally suck, according to psychologists. The answers lie around connectedness, purpose and inspiration. (HT Kevin Harris)

Wonderful. WindowSwap opens up a new window somewhere in the world.

The 100 Sequences that shaped animation. From Bugs Bunny to Spike Spiegel to Miles Morales, the history of an art form that continues to draw us in.

IKEA is opening a second-hand store in Sweden. The initiative is part of IKEA’s efforts to become a fully circular business by 2030. The second-hand store…will stock IKEA furniture and home furnishings that have been damaged and repaired from a nearby store. (HT @davidpearlhere)

Every member of the UK Government, ‘disneyfied’. #torystory

I cannot in good faith recommend this Japanese desk tent. 

Never mind Tom Brady, surely this incredible dam climbing Ibex, is the G.O.A.T.