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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. How Empowerment Became a Purchasable Product Originally used by social workers to encourage marginalized communities to rise up from poverty and oppression, the term “empowerment” has taken on completely different definitions in recent years...
TECH
The Punkt. MP 01 Mobile Phone
In 2015, the idea of not having immediate access to the internet, games and social media apps on your phone has gone from inspiring terror and fear of missing out to sounding increasingly appealing. The ability to disconnect and not constantly check...
TECH
Send Video Reactions with Gather App
In the age of Snapchat and selfies, nothing conveys an appropriate reaction like one's own face. That's the premise behind group messaging app Gather, launched today for iOS. Gather lets users send what they'd normally send to friends or family—screenshots...
CULTURE
REMIX Summit NYC: Sree Sreenivasan of The Met
The worlds of technology, culture and entrepreneurship have never been more connected. Success in any of the aforementioned disciplines requires not just a significant knowledge but a reverence for a diverse range of topics that were once thought...
TECH
Off-the-Grid With goTenna
Sometimes, when you most need phone reception to fire off an essential text, it's not there. When you find yourself stuck deep in the backcountry miles from a signal or in a crowd of dazed festival goers when the network can't handle the massive...
DESIGN
Advertising for People Who Don't Like Advertising
In their new book "Advertising for People Who Don't Like Advertising", the Amsterdam-based communications agency KesselsKramer details the creative side of an industry often considered devilish, making a valid claim that like sex, advertising is...
CULTURE
Guerilla Advertising 2
Today's successful advertising campaign has evolved well beyond the simple television product spot or the full page fashion spread—formulas we're sometimes so familiar with they almost disappear. Pointed out in Guerrilla Advertising, Gavin...