Recently the complete music catalog of PRINCE was made available on streaming services for the first time. Also the last notorious refusers, the German band: Die Toten Hosen recently flodded streaming services with their music. Sounds great, right? Everything there. Always. And Forever. No?
Recently its all about “growth-hacking”. Workshops, meet-ups, webinars just everywhere this term is around and I’m really wondering why we are not any further. This stunning talk by Douglas Rushkoff “Distributed: A New OS for the Digital Economy” from SXSW Interactive 2016 brings all this madness on point.
“The Next Black’ is a documentary film that explores the future of clothing. Watch as we meet with some of the most innovative companies on the planet to get their opinion on clothing and its future, including: heroes of sustainability, Patagonia; tech-clothing giants, Studio XO; sportswear icon, adidas; and Biocouture, a consultancy exploring living organisms to grow clothing and accessories.”
–> A project by german company AEG: more
Germany just declined to give Snowden political asylum. And Jacob Appelbaum was asking in the beginning of the talk: “And why are you not rioting on the streets?”. Good question. I think we are all totally not able to see how big all this spy attacks are and how they will affect each and every one of us.
See here the talk he gave yesterday at the “Netzpolitischer Abend” organized by Berlins “Digitale Gesellschaft” at the c-base:
more talks he gave here in Berlin, I highly recommend watching these videos aswell:
Jacob Appelbaum 29C3 Keynote: Not My Department (12.2012)
Jacob Appelbaum talks to Dimitri Kleiner: re:publica 2012 – Resisting the Surveillance State and its network effects
It is always good to look at the big picture. Here is the very well-known Trend Report from VC Mary Meekers with a lot of world-wide stats about internet usage, mobile growth, sharing and many more. The growth of services I’m using every day like Instagram, Soundcloud, Flickr compared to the worldwide stats. For someone who is interested in Future Strategies a very important knowledge base:
in Nantes November 2012
“…Four powerful white laser beams draw a floating white object on a thirty meter wide and six meter high wall in a completely dark hall, slowly evolving shapes, edges and curves of shimmering, pulsating light……
The visual and the auditive component are created in realtime using statistic and stochastic algorithms. As a result, the duration of the work is infinite and it never repeats. Due to the complex nature of the code and its embedded randomness, it is quite impossible to predict future states. However, additional rules within the program ensure that the installation cannot ‘explode’ or ‘fade away’ but instead always swings back into a more or less stable state after it reaches certain boundaries….”
more –> Robert Henke