The Weekly Stripe 30.6.2017

The Weekly Stripe 30.6.2017

The Weekly Stripe - 30.6.17 Five links on Sound: exploring attempts to make it tangible, its ability to manipulate and expressions through podcasts. How Royal College of Art graduate Seungtae Oh is making podcasts physical. How movement can create sound: Engineer Ray...

The Weekly Stripe 23.6.2017

The Weekly Stripe 23.6.2017

The Weekly Stripe - 23.06.17 Five links on big data, machine bias and fake news: making sense of who rules the Internet and how we can take back control The questions we need to be asking if we are to benefit from algorithmic technology A Guardian piece on...

The Weekly Stripe 16.06.17

The Weekly Stripe 16.06.17

The Weekly Stripe - 16.06.17 We will be heading over to the East End film festival next week to see some of the independent talent on show...so this week we’ve been looking at ethnographic film and the different ways people communicate encounters in the world. The...

The Weekly Stripe  9.06.17

The Weekly Stripe 9.06.17

The Weekly Stripe -  09.06.17 The UK election results came out this morning following weeks of speculation, polls and forecasts. This week’s links look at the various ways in which we try to understand what people think and predict what they do. John Rentoul on the...

The Weekly Stripe 2.06.17

The Weekly Stripe 2.06.17

The Weekly Stripe - 02.06.17 A crop of links devoted to understanding modern America: three books (two new, one old), a new report and a visualisation based on a large data set. Looking at the top and bottom social strata, at the young and the working they...

The Weekly Stripe 26.05.17

The Weekly Stripe 26.05.17

The Weekly Stripe - 26.05.17 This week's links take a look at the history of the Internet and computing, tracing back the evolution of the PC and the expansion of the web. How did it all start, and where is it heading - are amongst questions explored...

The Weekly Stripe 19.05.17

The Weekly Stripe 19.05.17

The Weekly Stripe - 19.05.17 With Google’s announcement of the Google Lens at this week’s I/O conference the Weekly Stripe looks at the topic of augmented reality. In this TED talk former American football player Chris Kluwe talks through the opportunities for...

The Weekly Stripe 12.05.17

The Weekly Stripe 12.05.17

The Weekly Stripe - 12.05.17 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. We always suspected this year, like last, would continue to be about Truth and its many variants. Here's 5 links on BS of various sorts, or what we don't believe things, or can't...

The Weekly Stripe 05.05.17

The Weekly Stripe 05.05.17

The Weekly Stripe - 05.05.17 As the discovery and purchasing of products continues to move online, this week’s links look at the future of in-store retail. Angela Ahrendt’s, Apple’s Senior Vice-President of Retail, shares her driving principles for the in-store...

The Weekly Stripe 28.04.17

The Weekly Stripe 28.04.17

The Weekly Stripe - 28.04.17 Since we're deep into some research on online shopping - specifically the subscription model - here's 5 links on online retail.  The Atlantic on strategies used by online retailers.  How the subscription economy is...

The Weekly Stripe 07.04.17

The Weekly Stripe 07.04.17

The Weekly Stripe - 07.04.17 Often our ethnographic encounters produce a wealth of imagery. This week’s Weekly Stripe shares a collection of essays and projects that attempt to uncover insights about people and places through photography.   This essay captures...

The Weekly Stripe 31.03.17

The Weekly Stripe 31.03.17

The Weekly Stripe - 31.03.17 This week's links are about markets - numbers that drive them, big numbers disrupting them and what makes markets move. An ethnography of Libor. A simple number that underpins a $300 trillion dollar market. India's richest man is driving a...

The Weekly Stripe 24.03.17

The Weekly Stripe 24.03.17

The Weekly Stripe - 24.03.17 This week’s links are all about storytelling: from novels to digital advertising and TV opening titles, here is a pick of what makes a good story.   A video collection of brilliant storytelling advice by George Saunders and a...

The Weekly Stripe 17.03.17

The Weekly Stripe 17.03.17

The Weekly Stripe – 17.03.17 This week's links look at urban intervention and development, from future opportunities in city services through smart data, to the negotiation of the city as a space for human life. The Economist's Empowering Cities project looks at the...

The Weekly Stripe 03.03.17

The Weekly Stripe 03.03.17

The Weekly Stripe - 03.03.17 Is ride sharing the future? A stepping stone? Or a dead end? Here are some links that explore the issues. Our very own Yuebai Liu on how Uber drivers in China use the service for personal development An interesting discussion on whether...

The Weekly Stripe 17.2.2017

The Weekly Stripe 17.2.2017

The Weekly Stripe - 17.02.17 New problems, new solutions, new features?  Much of what is new is either something resurrected from the past, or an old solution applied to a new problem - as this week's crop of links illustrates. Political comedy is having a renaissance...

The Weekly Stripe 3.2.17

The Weekly Stripe 3.2.17

The Weekly Stripe - 03.02.17 As we prepare for fieldwork across UK, India and Brazil on the future of transportation, here's 5 links that have caught our attention London hits record pollution levels this week  Is London running out of roads? What’s causing congestion...

The Weekly Stripe 27.01.17

The Weekly Stripe 27.01.17

The Weekly Stripe - 27.01.16 Not sure Davos is rich on ideas, but where do good ideas come from, how can the global elite understand the lives of others, what can a spice tell us about globalisation and what can marketers learn from political campaigners? Where, when...

The Weekly Stripe 20.01.17

The Weekly Stripe 20.01.17

The Weekly Stripe - 20.01.17 Trump's impact on the political landscape is enormous. But what bearing will he have on cultural life? Here are some early clues. If Berlusconi’s dress sense anticipated Trump's then it could be a dark time for male fashion Although...

The Weekly Stripe 13.01.17

The Weekly Stripe 13.01.17

The Weekly Stripe - 13.01.17 As the iPhone turns ten and voice technology is saluted as a new age of computing, we look at ways in which technology changes the world - for better or for worse A wonderful piece on how iPhone redefined the way we think about time and...

The Weekly Stripe 06.01.17

The Weekly Stripe 06.01.17

The Weekly Stripe - 06.01.17 This week’s links explore the forces that create the future, make sense of the world around us today and make predictions for what lies ahead Explaining the big ideas that will shape the year ahead Martin Wolf on what we can learn from...

The Weekly Stripe 22.12.16

The Weekly Stripe 22.12.16

The Weekly Stripe - 22.12.16 What better way to sign off 2016 with a summary of the best annual summaries, presented summarily. All five are worth a look. Tom Whitwell's list of 52 weird and wonderful things he learned this year is justifiably popular Mark Zuckerberg...

The Weekly Stripe 16.12.16

The Weekly Stripe 16.12.16

The Weekly Stripe - 16.12.16 Amusing paradoxes emerge when we talk about cloud computing and the movement of data– it  is up in the clouds, ethereal and ever-expanding – but it’s also the communication cables buried underground that give us fast (or infuriatingly...

The Weekly Stripe 12.12.16

The Weekly Stripe 12.12.16

The Weekly Stripe - 12.12.16 As the Oxford Dictionaries named ‘post-truth’ their Word of the Year, this week’s articles are trying to make sense of the ever so twisted relationship between information, technology and our personal quests for knowledge. Post-truth: A...

The Weekly Stripe 2.12.16

The Weekly Stripe 2.12.16

The Weekly Stripe - 2.12.16 A crop of links with advice on how to live: kindly, politely, and in the now. And how others live - and work - in the United States and why 28 is the key number in North Korea. Properly deployed, politeness is a kind of activism. A call for...

The Weekly Stripe 16.9.16

The Weekly Stripe 16.9.16

The Weekly Stripe - 16.9.16 Hart Island, courtesy of Luke Rafferty. A great city and most times of year, and any time of day. Here’s five links for getting a different take on NYC. We’re great fans of the Herb Lester guides – one their first being How to Find Old New...

The Weekly Stripe 9.9.16

The Weekly Stripe 9.9.16

The Weekly Stripe - 9.9.16 This week’s pick of links features explorations of very everyday and take-for-granted upon things – hands, electricity and toasters. Meanwhile on the business end of things there’s two pieces on being managed (by code) or managing your...

The Weekly Stripe 2.9.16

The Weekly Stripe 2.9.16

The Weekly Stripe - 2.9.16 Modern teens, modern learning, and modernity itself, this week's reads are about the future of modern learning and the re-thinking of our past, and the ways in which it shaped our modern selves. The inspiring story of an education startup...

The Weekly Stripe 26.8.16

The Weekly Stripe 26.8.16

The Weekly Stripe - 26.8.16 "A few days from now about 300 people from the worlds of anthropology, ethnography, design, UX, strategy and innovation will meet in Minneapolis for the annual EPIC conference. EPIC is a flourishing community of people committed to putting...

The Weekly Stripe 29.7.16

The Weekly Stripe 29.7.16

The Weekly Stripe - 29.7.16 Today, the Weekly Stripe aims to offer you some inspiration for the weekend. So here’s what has inspired me to dance, play, draw, use my voice, and say “yes, I can” more often this week… This blows my mind. The animation, choreography,...

The Weekly Stripe 22.7.16

The Weekly Stripe 22.7.16

We’ve tried to stay clear of both Brexit and Pokémon Go this week – but, perhaps inevitably, we’ve failed.

The Weekly Stripe 15.7.16

The Weekly Stripe 15.7.16

The Weekly Stripe - 15.7.16 As the backlash against globalisation is getting more and more real, we find ourselves debating who the winners and the losers are, what we can learn from the past and what the future looks like. Globalisation brings innovation, trade,...

The Weekly Stripe 1.7.16

The Weekly Stripe 1.7.16

The Weekly Stripe - 1.7.16 When it comes to Brexit the only thing that every politician agrees on is that it was a big surprise. Even Nigel Farage had conceded defeat at the end of the vote. All the available ‘facts’ suggested a different outcome. We...

The Weekly Stripe 17.6.16

The Weekly Stripe 17.6.16

The Weekly Stripe - 17.6.16 This week’s links explore the encounter between physical spaces and digital worlds. As human experiences are increasingly transcending the line between the physical and the digital, we have to question everything we think we know...

The Weekly Stripe 10.6.16

The Weekly Stripe 10.6.16

Finding a theme that runs across our pick of links is not always easy. This week is a case in point. Perhaps it’s something about the garb we wear - both literally and figuratively - and how that gets read and interpreted. So, there's something on what we wear (and...

The Weekly Stripe 27.5.16

The Weekly Stripe 27.5.16

This week's links are about leading researchers, culture and new approaches to understanding the world around us. 1. Legendary corporate anthropologist and one of the pioneers of the field, Gitti Jordan, died this week. Her site is a treasure trove of articles and...

The Weekly Stripe 13.5.16

The Weekly Stripe 13.5.16

This week a loose theme, broadly interpreted - namely, place. How we mark and find places, how places impact how we behave, how countries put corporations in their place and what places are appropriate for childhood. 1. On the death of the chummy tonality of Innocent...

The Weekly Stripe 1.4.16

The Weekly Stripe 1.4.16

This week's links cover the money in the longer term future, emergent paradigms of commercial interaction, Sushi as a way of thinking about lessoning the shock of the new, data, both big and thick and a video about generational thinking. 1. The future of...

The Weekly Stripe 4.3.16

The Weekly Stripe 4.3.16

The links this week are mainly about stuff, design beyond stuff and what helps make design good. 1.  Art and technology make each other better so let's not arbitrarily split them and force people to decide on one or the other. 2. We've always liked Empathy Maps. They...

The Weekly Stripe 26.2.16

The Weekly Stripe 26.2.16

This week our links all explore the nature of the relationships between humans and animals and others. Boundaries that mark off one type of entity from another are critical to ideas of identity and definition. Exploring and crossing those boundaries tells us something...

The Weekly Stripe 12.2.16

The Weekly Stripe 12.2.16

In recent years sociologists have identified a new social phenomenon: 'Cultural Omnivores'. This group eschew traditional markers of Cultural Capital and take pride in their ability to traverse diverse cultural landscapes, cherrypicking eclectic interests in a knowing...

The Weekly Stripe 5.2.16

The Weekly Stripe 5.2.16

This week's crop of links talk to a future unfolding in South East Asia and a future in which much of what we share, shop, search for is through four online giant. A vision for the future laid out to employees of Apple in 1997, and 25 visions of marketing's future....

The Weekly Stripe 29.1.16

The Weekly Stripe 29.1.16

From feelings to fashion, biology to technology, we are all susceptible to the impact of binary assumptions on personal-life, work-life, and our everything-in-between-life. But binary assumptions are restrictive (and in some cases exploitative). So here are a few...

The Weekly Stripe  22.1.16

The Weekly Stripe 22.1.16

The thread tying this week's links together is stories: their common heritage, the technology we use to tell them, stories about technology and change and the evolution of the places where, for millennia, stories have been housed. 1. This rather technical paper from...

The Weekly Stripe 15.1.16

The Weekly Stripe 15.1.16

Innovating a system requires knowing what that system is made of. Here’s a few interesting links on parts that make up the whole…   1. Japan's alternative to lego is inspiring a new generation of architects and designers to think in triangles 2. The New Yorker breaks...

The Weekly Stripe 8.1.16

The Weekly Stripe 8.1.16

Happy New Year! Hope you had a good break and our best wishes for a prosperous 2016. This week's links are bookended by China and Japan - brash new toilets and quietly brilliant retailing. And looking back and looking ahead there's links reviewing 2015 and words of...

The Weekly Stripe 18.12.15

The Weekly Stripe 18.12.15

At Stripe we believe the best products are created by teams that have a first-hand, shared understanding of the world they are producing for. When understanding is based solely on second hand reports, then execution is likely to be off the mark. No matter how many...

The Weekly Stripe 11.12.15

The Weekly Stripe 11.12.15

Time for some links about time. What to think of an influential business theory after the passage of time, successful time pieces, future facing government, places to pass time and other riddles of life. 1. 20 years on there's been a bit of a minor brouhaha about what...

The Weekly Stripe 4.12.15

The Weekly Stripe 4.12.15

2015 will be remembered as the year when ideas of gender fluidity went mainstream.  So what is the science? And how are brands responding to our fast changing gender landscape? 1. New research suggests our brains are not gendered 2. Pantone’s selects two colours of...

The Weekly Stripe 27.11.15

The Weekly Stripe 27.11.15

One of the best things about conducting studies in China is finding your tacit assumptions revealed and undercut. Over the last year one assumption has been particularly challenged: that China plays catch-up on technology. From an ethnographic perspective we have...

The Weekly Stripe 20.11.15

The Weekly Stripe 20.11.15

Complex ideas made simple. Experts getting it wrong. Long journeys made short. 1. Complex ideas explained in simple ways. The core of many people in our world's job. Here's a new book The Explainer. 2. And by the same author using the same approach Einstein's Theory...

The Weekly Stripe 30.10.15

The Weekly Stripe 30.10.15

This week's links take in the history of the pineapple (as a way of exploring the relationship between price and value) and the history of flight (something that used to be expensive and awe-inspiring and then became cheap and loathed, and now something focused on...

The Weekly Stripe 16.10.15

The Weekly Stripe 16.10.15

This week it's all about colour, Dulux has recently announced their Colour of the Year 2016, which moves from this years "Copper Blush" to "Cherished Gold" and is apparently inline with the Global Colour Research predictions, specifically the importance of rich golden...

The Weekly Stripe 2.10.15

The Weekly Stripe 2.10.15

This week’s Stripings are mostly apple flavoured. Apple’s ad blockage shenanigans in the latest iOS have been generating hysterical ‘END OF EVERYTHING’ column inches all round, so to help us all get some much needed perspective we have picked out some of the more...

The Weekly Stripe 18.9.15

The Weekly Stripe 18.9.15

A mixed bag this week: the death of the sharing economy, political earthquakes, taxis as metaphors for the conflict between new and old, how countries spend their cash and whether fast or slow thinking is what your business needs. A bonus link: We're heading off to...

The Weekly Stripe 11.9.15

The Weekly Stripe 11.9.15

Some things about ecosystems this week. Competitive ecosystems in business and nature and how to navigate and understand them. Maths has a role to play here too in getting us beyond our assumptions about how these ecosystems work. One reason why we only put 5 links...

The Weekly Stripe 4.9.15

The Weekly Stripe 4.9.15

As summer rolls into autumn and the air turns chilly, now feels like a good time to talk failure. It feels like there is a lot of buzz around the F word in business circles at the moment and especially in the lofty halls of Silicon Valley’s finest. So why is failure...

The Weekly Stripe 28.8.15

The Weekly Stripe 28.8.15

No obvious link to this week's URLs. The first three are about creativity. How to have time to be creative, a profile of a supremely creative man and a site that lets you watch people create code. The Uber in India story is fascinating. As the service expands there...

The Weekly Stripe 17.7.15

The Weekly Stripe 17.7.15

There's little doubt that the music industry has been an area of economic and creative activity most profoundly affected by the advent of the internet. New modes of delivery have disrupted the economics of artist development, marketing and distribution and changed the...

The Weekly Stripe 10.7.15

The Weekly Stripe 10.7.15

Last night a cockroach saved my life I’ve never been a cockroach lover. I haven’t met that many, but when I have I’ve tried to kill them. But as I’m sure you all know, killing cucarachas ain’t easy. No sooner have you raised your shoe to strike than they slip away,...

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