3rd November 2019
Tim Berners-Lee marks the Internet’s 50th birthday with Contract for the Web… He notes that the web’s birthday “is not altogether a happy one,” adding that its power for good is being subverted by “scammers, people spreading hatred or vested interests threatening democracy.” The anniversary, he said, “must mark the moment we take on the fight for the web we want.” Here is the internet’s birth certificate, and this is how many websites exist 50 years on.
Sobering piece on marketing, from the NYT – ‘As advertisers bombard consumers across platforms like Twitch, Facebook, television, billboards and more, consumers are trying to get away, signing up for ad blockers and subscription services’. The Advertising Industry Has a Problem: People Hate Ads...and in a similar vein, from the always insightful Martin Weigel – Has Advertising Lost Its Personality?
This exhibition at Somerset House is worth a look. ‘An essential exhibition for today, exploring the non-stop nature of modern life. 24/7 takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey from the cold light of the moon to the fading warmth of sunset through five themed zones. It contains over 50 multi-disciplinary works that will provoke and entertain.’
Some really nice ideas in this round-up from AdAge. Top creative ideas you need to know about right now. Feat. – Cadburys, Budweiser, Miller Lite and Budweiser.
WestJet fills an airport with cows to show how other airlines treat customers like cattle.
Powerful. Environmental campaigns have often depicted the gruesome effects of plastic waste on sea creatures, but this new ad from Plastic Change puts the issue in a different perspective–by showing humans entangled and trapped in six-pack rings and other garbage.
Winners of the 2019 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition show the ‘artistry of science’. This is worth a look at, for the small white hair spider…
‘How do you follow up a masterpiece like Under the Skin? – by giving BBC Two viewers five minutes of unexpected hell. The visionary director, Jonathan Glazer, on how a Trump hunting trip inspired his recent mystery short.’
And finally, “Correlation is not causation”. Nicely done. (a short video)