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Tag: Wieden+Kennedy

Episode One Hundred and Eighty Four: Our Crap Connected Future; Oh My God More Advertising; Echo

0.0 Sitrep 6:59pm in Las Vegas. There are at least 16 slot machines in my line of sight. A day trip this time, to see how things are going, and they’re, well, going. To be honest, it feels weird to have written a bunch of reckons about the Samaritans stuff and digital and advertising and […]

Episode One Hundred and Seventy Four: Depth, Not Breadth 

0.0 Sitrep 8:08pm on a Tuesday night and it’s still warm in Portland. There’s a giant moon outside. Thinking about Alien: Isolation and Shadow of Mordor, two “next generation” videogames that whilst not necessarily *looking* much better (traditionally the main benefit of a generational shift in videogame technology) nonetheless appear to be *playing* differently in […]

Episode One Hundred and Seventy Two: Week One; Universal Basic; Karen 

0.0 Sitrep 11:08pm on a Friday night and after an unplanned hiatus due to, amongst other things, illness. I have to admit: I tried starting this episode a whole bunch of times this week, and it’s acutely preying on me that this – on a Friday night – is the first episode that I’ve written […]

Episode One Hundred and Eight: Clarity; The Customer

0.0 Station Ident NOSTROMO BLACK went so well last week that I’m off to New York this week for more. One can only hope that it’s not a sort of bug hunt and that the aliens we’re looking for are illegal aliens. Or, worse, that Carter’s sent us on this mission because he thinks it’s […]

1.0 This Incredible Journey A good (I hope!) friend of mine runs the Tumblr Our Incredible Journey[1] and has recently found that they’ve needed to explain[2] what, exactly an Incredible Journey is. You should go read that explanation, but the gist of it is this: The “Incredible Journey” construct is drawing attention to the now-cliche […]