Saturday, October 16, 2010

AdVerve 50 - Evaporatively Cooling SocNets

Douglas Coupland, warning you about Street Map-infused dreams.

Play the show now.

Deb Wiseman (@wisey) of Media Monitors revisits us from Down Undah. We play 5 x 5 x 5 and explore such existential topicality as dystopic futurists spinning social media into a hell-bound handbasket, Australian do-overs (including this show, which we tried and failed to record two weeks ago), Gap's logo takeback, cyber bullying and out-of-closet suicides.

There's also a little bit of politicking and this whole evaporative cooling thing, deftly applied to Silicon Valley and then hippies.

Link badness:

- Douglas Coupland's Dictionary of the Near Future (NY Times)
- A Radical Pessimist's Guide to the Next 10 Years (Globe and Mail)
The Evaporative Cooling Effect
- Ben Elton's Blind Faith
- TwittaBling

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

When Email Can Screw You! - @AdLawGuy Talks Shop

Not always, honey bunny.

In case you missed it, @adlawguy's advice from last week's e-newsy was "Don't Put It In Writing." It cites the one time in your creative career you should think twice before leaving a paper trail behind. The situation isn't as rare as you'd think, and it's good to keep in mind, especially in these creatively derivative times. :P (Former guest Joe La Pompe can talk to you all about that subject.)

A snippety-snip:
While most lawyers will rightly tell you to put everything in writing, there is one area in which you definitely want to think twice about leaving a paper trail.

When I get an email that says “We want to do a take-off on Star Wars, can we do it?”

My immediate response is "Not anymore."
Here's a copy of the newsletter if you want to read the rest. (You can also listen to guest Debbie Morello go into JOURNO RANT mode! It's our favourite state of being.)

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