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Tag: Empathy

Episode One Hundred and Fifteen: Manifest Destiny; A Little Bit Desensitized; The Material (2)

0.0 Station Ident It’s hot in Portland and we don’t have a/c. So I’m melting. 1.0 Manifest Destiny There are some people who, in reaction to the Facebook emotion contagion study, have asked “how could Facebook misread the situation so badly?” At some point, you wonder: was this a misreading, or was this just in […]

Episode Eighty Six: Solid 2 of 2; Requests – GOV.UK 2018; Next

0.0 Station Ident Today, reading LinkedIn recommendations as they came in felt like reading eulogies. Apart from me not quite being dead. Not yet, at least. Or, I was dead and I hadn’t realised it yet. It doesn’t matter, anyway: all the recommendations from people I’ve enjoyed working with over the past three years just […]

Episode Seventy Five: The Sustainable Web; TaskRabbit; Airbnb; Cities

0.0 Station Ident I’m back in Portland, but I don’t know how long for. But it’s 70 and sunny (yes, I’ve gone native in fahrenheit, but I maintain: fahrenheit for hotness, celsius for coldness). 1.0 The Sustainable Web So Andy Baio had a nice surprise for us all today when he announced the return of […]

Episode Seventy One: A Symptom Masquerading As Disruption; Swarm

0.0 Station Ident Short one today, written in the back of an Uber, as always. It’s hot in San Francisco and I had an It’s-it last night. It was… itty. 1.0 A Symptom Masquerading As Disruption Disclaimer: I Am Not An Economist, These Are Literally Just Random Excitations In My Brain, Transcribed Through My Fingers. […]

Episode Thirty Nine: On Creativity; But What Is The User Need; Universal Service

And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming after the good Robin Sloan’s intervention. Let’s dive straight in. 1.0 On Creativity This particular reckon is based upon my last four-ish years of experience inside an advertising agency, but at the same time also drawing on the admittedly weird tentacles I have into other creative industries. […]