The Weekly Stripe 21.09.18

The Weekly Stripe 21.09.18

The Weekly Stripe – 21.09.18 This week we explore Buddhism and Meditation through their origins, benefits and approaches Oliver Burkeman argues that Buddhism can help you find happiness through deep immersion in an experience “The sitter becomes less selfish and more...

The Weekly Stripe 14.09.18

The Weekly Stripe 14.09.18

The Weekly Stripe - 14.09.18 It’s easy to be dazzled by invention and innovation but who keeps things workings and how do they do it? In anticipation of next week’s Festival of Maintenance in London, today’s Weekly Stripe explores those questions. The Restart Project...

The Weekly Stripe 7.09.18

The Weekly Stripe 7.09.18

The Weekly Stripe - 07.09.17 Did you sleep ok? Ready for a weekend with more time in bed? This week’s pick of links are on the topic of that mysterious thing called sleep. Why we need sleep and its precise benefits are something of a mystery. A lab in Japan is trying...

The Weekly Stripe 24.08.18

The Weekly Stripe 24.08.18

The Weekly Stripe - 24.08.18 Even as we hurtle headlong into the future, a reminder that we, the living, share our world with the dead. Death is no barrier to political influence: figures released this week showed that the dead outspent the living 2:1 in funding the...

The Weekly Stripe 03.08.18

The Weekly Stripe 03.08.18

The Weekly Stripe – 03.08.18 ‘What would the future be like?’ is probably one of the biggest unresolved questions that humanity’s been pondering about since day 1. And this week’s 5 links explore the importance and impact of speculative thinking. Exhibition (coming...

The Weekly Stripe 27.07.18

The Weekly Stripe 27.07.18

The Weekly Stripe - 27.7.18 This week's links are about surveillance, spying and things being hidden in plain sight. The FT on the Chinese surveillance state, includes  reference to cow recongition technology. The Spy that Drove Me. The intriguing tale of an Uber...

The Weekly Stripe 20.07.18

The Weekly Stripe 20.07.18

The Weekly Stripe - 20.07.18 Self-help books have their detractors - serving up, as they do, simplistic fixes for complex problems. But here’s a few ‘how to’  and helpful things we’ve spotted this week. How to survive the chaos of rampant inequality (by Douglas...

The Weekly Stripe 13.07.18

The Weekly Stripe 13.07.18

The Weekly Stripe - 13.07.18 This week's reads look at some of the way in which people form communities and groups Aztec virtue ethics priveleged the group rather than the individual A view from America on how the football has brought England together Minecraft like...

The Weekly Stripe 06.07.18

The Weekly Stripe 06.07.18

The Weekly Stripe – 06.07.18 Ahead of Saturday's Pride parade in London, this week's readings (and one video) are about sexuality in general and LGBT+ in particular. A Time magazine special on the changing landscape of genders and sexualities in contemporary US. Emily...

The Weekly Stripe 22.06.18

The Weekly Stripe 22.06.18

The Weekly Stripe - 22.06.18 This weekly Stripe explores that corner of the digital world where people get hooked, at the intersection of video games and Augmented Reality. The latest techology promise to resurrect  Second Life, a virtual world inhabited by millions...

The Weekly Stripe 15.6.18

The Weekly Stripe 15.6.18

The Weekly Stripe - 15.6.2018 In preparation of watching an absurd amount of football this month (at the expense of family, work and common sense) here are 5 links looking at the fascinating game. World Cup Preview: the emotional context in which human life transpires...

The Weekly Stripe 08.06.18

The Weekly Stripe 08.06.18

The Weekly Stripe - 08.06.18 This weeks reads are about things made obsolete and the unclear path of progress,  Canon has finally sold its last ever film camera The New York Times looks at a range of innovations that failed to surpass the sharp knife David Graeber's...

The Weekly Stripe 01.06.18

The Weekly Stripe 01.06.18

The Weekly Stripe - 01.06.18 Aging is a constant factor in what it means to be human. This week’s articles all concern age and expectations conformed to and rejected. Author Barbara Ehrenreich explains why, at 76, she has given up on preventative care. More...

The Weekly Stripe 25.5.18

The Weekly Stripe 25.5.18

The Weekly Stripe - 25.05.18 The week's links, from a week when we've barraged with privacy updates thanks to GDPR is all about information: avoiding, measuring, forgetting and revisiting it. An American man and his self imposed information blockade. “To make sure he...

The Weekly Stripe 11.05.18

The Weekly Stripe 11.05.18

The Weekly Stripe - 11.05.18 As consumers of images we approach ‘non-fiction’ visual media differently from fictional works. This weekly Stripe covers the topic of constructiveness in the field of visual representation, and its inevitability. Events are produced...

The Weekly Stripe 04.05.18

The Weekly Stripe 04.05.18

The Weekly Stripe - 04.05.18 Reading The Most Human Human by Brian Christian and I’m telling almost everyone I meet to read it. This week’s links are inspired by what I’ve read so far - mainly about bots - but that makes the book appear more limited than it really is....

The Weekly Stripe 27.04.18

The Weekly Stripe 27.04.18

The Weekly Stripe – 27.04.18 This week we travel all around the world to admire some great examples of street typography In Berlin we follow the steps of Jesse Simon who has documented over 3500 civic and commercial signs In India we explore regional fonts and scripts...

The Weekly Stripe 20.04.18

The Weekly Stripe 20.04.18

The Weekly Stripe – 20.04.18 This week explores animal-human relationships; from animism, elk hunts to shark attacks, it’s jam-packed with action “Legendary photographer” Peter Hujar depicts the individuality of animals through these stunning images Animism: Rane...

The Weekly Stripe 13.04.18

The Weekly Stripe 13.04.18

The Weekly Stripe - 13.04.18 The pieces of this week all address the question: Can technology ever be neutral? Nav Dhunay argues that we should ditch the hyperbole of good and evil to focus on the applications and cost-benefits of technology The idea that tools are...

The Weekly Stripe 23.3.18

The Weekly Stripe 23.3.18

The Weekly Stripe - 23.03.18 Five links strung together by the idea that the body is a source of intelligence which is often ignored in a mind-body divided world. Could watching the news through VR prompt empathy? Perhaps In 1983 one man's gut instinct saved the...

The Weekly Stripe 16.03.18

The Weekly Stripe 16.03.18

The Weekly Stripe – 16.03.18 Stephen Hawking once said that the main thing that distinguishes us from other monkeys is the ability to understand the Universe, therefore this week’s reads celebrate the development of science from the 19th century experiments to the...

The Weekly Stripe 09.03.18

The Weekly Stripe 09.03.18

The Weekly Stripe - 09.03.18 This week's reads look at the thorny issue of designing technology to be like humans The humanoid flipping robot taking jobs at CaliBurger We need to know the kind of society we want before we design tech for it On the introduction of...

The Weekly Stripe 23.02.18

The Weekly Stripe 23.02.18

The Weekly Stripe - 23.02.18 This week we explore epic adventures across the globe; exploring themes on leadership, failure, courage, love, and family ties A stunning article that tells the incredible story of Worsley, “one of the world’s great polar explorers” -...

The Weekly Stripe 16.02.18

The Weekly Stripe 16.02.18

The Weekly Stripe - 16.02.18 This week's reads are about simplicity, choice and whether we want it On how working within constraints breeds creativity in the arts Stanford's David Labaree on how essay structures stifle creative thinking The 'topless Tongan' Pita...

The Weekly Stripe 9.2.18

The Weekly Stripe 9.2.18

The Weekly Stripe - 9.2.18 This week's reads are about shallowness and limitations of technology, and the danger of overestimating it A brief history of paper jams: the "ultimate challenge" for printer engineers Greedy, brittle, opaque, and shallow: the...

The Weekly Stripe 2.2.18

The Weekly Stripe 2.2.18

The Weekly Stripe - 02.02.18 5 positions that go against the stream or turn a widely-accepted view on its head. Lee Vinsel challenges vague and superficial notions of Design Thinking and uncritical claims that DT is a cure-all. This blog-turned-podcast takes comedic...

The Weekly Stripe 26.1.18

The Weekly Stripe 26.1.18

The Weekly Stripe - 26.01.18 In our age of ubiquity it can feel like youth subcultures simply re-process the past, lacking the time, space or inclination for originality. One exception is #bikelife, a movement of urban youth that is growing across major Western...

The Weekly Stripe 19.01.18

The Weekly Stripe 19.01.18

The Weekly Stripe – 19.01.18 This week’s theme looks closely at the concept of micro-living in China, UK and USA Stackable concrete pipes as a solution to housing crisis And 34 reasons against concrete pipe living How much space is too little? When living in a...

The Weekly Stripe 12.01.18

The Weekly Stripe 12.01.18

The Weekly Stripe – 12.01.17 Following this month’s “Veganuary” campaign across the UK, this week’s theme explores Veganism. How a small English football club became the greenest team in the world Jonathan Safran Foer’s heart-warming opening to his book “Eating...

The Weekly Stripe 05.01.18

The Weekly Stripe 05.01.18

The Weekly Stripe - 05.01.18 Five links on the nature of reality - what it is and how it is revealed, distorted and portrayed. VR vs AR - 2018 could be the year that tech battle is won, and lost. Winner of FT Business Book 2017 - Janesville is the portrait of a...

The Weekly Stripe 08.12.17

The Weekly Stripe 08.12.17

The Weekly Stripe - 08.12.17 This week's articles focus on the pace of technological change, and explore some radical political solutions to its consequences. On the (tragic) demise of Little Chef. A visual exposition of the pace of change in technology. Exploring the...

The Weekly Stripe 01.12.2017

The Weekly Stripe - 01.12.17 This week's theme is modern explorers. What is there left to explore? And what role does anthropology play in contemporary exploration? Are we tourists, anthropologists or explorers?: what are the boundaries and what does it mean for how...

The Weekly Stripe 24.11.2017

The Weekly Stripe 24.11.2017

The Weekly Stripe - 24.11.17 This week's reads are about the old and the new: the end of things as we know them, the past's ineluctable ability to come back, and the power of nostalgia. Nostalgia Economy: How Hollywood manipulates you by using your childhood...

The Weekly Stripe 17.11.17

The Weekly Stripe 17.11.17

The Weekly Stripe - 07.11.17 Five links on boredom, the body and the importance of embodied experiences to developing deep understanding. Anthropologist Genevieve Bell on the value of boredom in the age of distraction The Breaking Bad RV tour in Albuquerque The body...

The Weekly Stripe 10.11.17

The Weekly Stripe 10.11.17

The Weekly Stripe - 10.11.17 This week’s five reads are all about visual identity and the art of and struggles behind branding, re-branding and anti-branding A fantastic read on nation branding – from Lipetsk, Russia to “I ❤ NY” Find out what Spotify, Now TV and...

The Weekly Stripe 03.11.2017

The Weekly Stripe 03.11.2017

The Weekly Stripe - 03.11.17 Get your tech nostalgia fix with this week's reads, reminiscing over the long gone past and asking what the future holds.  The surprising story of how PowerPoint conquered the world, one slide at a time A nostalgic account...

The Weekly Stripe 27.10.17

The Weekly Stripe - 27.10.17 In a time when intelligence is artificial and reality is virtual, these articles explore new discoveries and old fears at the frontiers of technology.  Dawn Chan explores what may be a turning point in machine learning as AlphaGo begins...

The Weekly Stripe 13.10.2017

The Weekly Stripe 13.10.2017

The Weekly Stripe - 01.02.17 Today's readings are all about change - how it comes about and what it brings to fashion, retail, dating and social norms.  What is the 'new normal'? New Yorker's Maria Konnikova sets to find out First evidence that...

The Weekly Stripe 06.10.17

The Weekly Stripe 06.10.17

The Weekly Stripe - 06.10.17 After a week of focus on Catalonia and conferences we offer 5 reads questioning our ideas about citizenship. President Puigdemont appeals to the EU to mediate independence. On shopping for citizenship. On the enduring appeal of the nation...

The Weekly Stripe 29.09.17

The Weekly Stripe 29.09.17

The Weekly Stripe - 29.9.17 Following the Uber licence drama in London this week, we have peeked into the near and distant future scenarios for taxis and public transport all around the world. PriestmanGoode’s half train half spaceship design for Elon...

The Weekly Stripe 01.9.2017

The Weekly Stripe 01.9.2017

The Weekly Stripe - 01.09.17 As the week is coming to an end and we are ever so glued to the multiple screens around us, here are five reads on internet addiction and digital detox. The Atlantic's concerning take on what smartphones have done to post-Millenials...

The Weekly Stripe 25.8.2017

The Weekly Stripe 25.8.2017

The Weekly Stripe - 25.8.17 Is it just us or are there more and more articles about the toxicity of digital devices/screens right now? We studied this in 2015 but it feels like there is momentum building around this issue. Why a Dumb Phone is a Smart...

The Weekly Stripe 11.08.2017

The Weekly Stripe 11.08.2017

The Weekly Stripe - 11.08.17 This week's links explore our obsession with productivity and optimisation: from time management to microdosing and co-living. 'Inbox Zero' and productivity gurus - this article looks at how time management is ruining our lives. Authors of...

The Weekly Stripe 4.8.2017

The Weekly Stripe 4.8.2017

The Weekly Stripe - 04.08.17 This week's links all focus on language: the language of love (and sex), AI, business and culture.  Fascinating article on PornHub and its impact on people's sexual imaginations There was lots of misinformed hub-bub about...

The Weekly Stripe 28.7.2017

The Weekly Stripe 28.7.2017

The Weekly Stripe - 28.07.17 This week's links are all abou the study of humans across history and into the future: How we understand others, how to speculate about the world beyond the present and how we understand our past.  Anthropology gives us a...

The Weekly Stripe 21.7.2017

The Weekly Stripe 21.7.2017

The Weekly Stripe - 21.07.17 This week’s 5 reads are all about food - the flavours, the business and the politics of it. BusinessWeek looks at the great minds behind the tumultuous dairy industry Clarissa Wei talks about what happens when Chinese food is covered by...

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...

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