Science’s Signals – Week 13
Science’s Signals is a weekly selection. It contains some of the insights found during our desk research. Signals we use in our continuous trend research, combined with the examples from our network and the results of the International Cool City Hunt research.
This week’s edition contains stories from Time, FT, NY Times, FRAME, the New Yorker and The Economist, among others. With good old themes like the Experience Economy, Global Warming and Gay-Marriage. Enjoy your reading and your (Easter) weekend.
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You might have missed one or two of this year’s catwalk presentations. Don’t worry, we did to. In case you’ve missed Lane Crawford‘s one, keep reading. Brought to our attention in this week’s FT, it underlines our desire for Future Onlife. As FT’s Elizabeth Paton explains:
“The eye-catching graphics are superb, a constant colorful molten interplay between the human and the digital worlds that frames the clothes perfectly.”
Lane Crawford S/S 2013 Nick Knight / Ming Xi
Being educated with technology is key if you want to compete with makers like Nick Knight. That’s why some schools urge students to bring their own technology.
One of the reasons we keep documenting Experience Economy is because it is alive and kicking. In FRAME we came across chocolatier Patrick Roger’s latest shop, a “deliciously extravagant confection”. Indeed it is. If you’re into E.E. (like Joe) be sure to buy this magazine with beautiful examples like Casa del Agua (bottled rainwater on the spot) and Nike’s pop-up in Beijing. Maybe big brands should start giving back or fortify initiatives such as pending?
A topic that spread like wildfire throughout social media this week was the (U.S’s Supreme Court) fight over Gay-Marriage. You may have seen the Red Equal Sign a couple of times in your Facebook timeline. There were pretty hilarious signs too. The New Yorker tells us that the Gay-Marriage fight is over. We’re moving forward. Thank God.
This week’s Economist puts an old favorite back on the agenda: global warming. Their proposition in short: yes, the world is heating up, but less in response to greenhouse-gas emissions. Other factors are due. For more on that, read the full report here. And if the climate keeps heating up, this portable hotel room might just become a hit.
Job(s) of the week is Maps Ground Truth Manager at Apple. This week’s best read is this piece from the NY Times: Do Millenials Stand a Chance in the Real World? (via Claire) Hilarious post of the week is by Mark Simpson, read about Diet Coke to start your weekend with a laugh. We leave you with that!