When I ran across this outfit it made me chuckle. The Web 2.0 Suicide Machinesounds like a thrash band but no, it’s much more useful than that. The Web 2.0 Suicide Machine offers a way out for all the Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn junkies and way back to the people in their real lives.
The saying suggests everything in moderation, but I feel we’re in a time where if you’re not web 2.0ing it, you’re just not doing it. Marketers across the land would acuse me of blasphemy, as it’s working out to be a great way for businesses to ‘engage’ with customers – true. However, I’m not so sure about all the benefits for the regular joe, who posts up his pics of his beloved dog, who tells me what he shouldn’t of gotten up to that weekend, and that he really, really, likes banana shakes.
Partly why I think the phenomena took off ‘phenomenally’ is because it enables many to have their 15 minutes of online fame (check out the Revlon offer of a makeover for Facebook pics). Andy Warhol could never have guessed his vision would have taken on a whole new web 2.0 reality.
But I think we may just see the tide turning, albeit very slowly. For some, the new virtual christmas toy has lost some of it’s shine and has been put back in the box with the rest of the once greatly loved novelties.
Facebook are taking it all very seriously; they’ve issued the outfit with a Cease and Desist letter from their lawyers. Web 2.0 Suicide Machine has helped befriend one and half million friends, which is a drop in the 2.0 ocean, sure, but it may just turn into to a tidal wave.
Our mates at Brennan & Burch (very cool fashion and interiors label) have got together with some other fashiony / illustrator folk to have a Rummage Jumble Sale at Superette.
I loves me a bargain, so I’ll be heading down this Sunday. It’s also a great chance to have a good nosey at the jumble salers / creatives, knick knacks (did I say I was nosey too?) and oh yeah, view some of their work.
I had this idea years ago, and the Missin Letters Blogspot is a fine example of what what happens when you sit around twiddling your thumbs.
Let me put down the sour grapes for long enough to say that the blog is a wonderful collection of mispelling’s and typo’s found on shop fronts, cinema fronts and anywhere a missing letter is, well, missing.The results are often humorous and always interesting. Goes to show what fun can be found in a typo. Typo – that was to be the name of my blog. There I go again with those sour grapes…
I’d always hoped that life in 2050 would look like a scene from Back 2 The Future.Turns out the future is in fact a showcase of super sexy work from the likes of Future Deluxe, Graham Carter and Panda Yoghurt at the Life In 2050 exhibition.
It all opens this evening at the Proud Central Gallery near Charing Cross tube, but if you can’t get your hydro-skates on down there tonight, don’t worry as the show runs until May 4th 2010.
A sense of humour is something you just can’t buy. Add a touch of self deprecation and you’ve got the individualistic work of illustrator Matthew Green.
We worked together on Volkswagen’s Incredible But True campaign a few years back, and Mr. Green’s new work proves he’s lost none of his touch.
Time Out magazine and ads for The Economist (bottom image) are other places you may have seen his distinctive wood cut style, but really Matt, with such a rich list of clients, I have to say icantbelieveitsnotbetter.
“What to say. How to say it. Who you’re saying to.” is our one day workshop at the British Library on the 18th May for businesses, Third Sector organisations and just about anyone who wants to communicate better. For more information and to book tickets please go here.
On February 24th this year a few friends gathered together for a spot of fundraising, at a night called Love4Haiti. Our aim? To raise as much money as we could and gather supplies for the people of Haiti.
The night culminated in ‘rock your socks off’ performances from artists such as Ty, Natty, Soweto Kinch and Zena Edwards and several large bag full’s of supplies. The grand total raised through ticket and raffle sales was £2500.
But it doesn’t stop here, United Haitians in the UK – our partnering charity – still need your support, so see how you can continue to contribute.Now we couldn’t let so much talent under one roof and night of such good vibes go by without pressing the record button. For a sneak peak of the promo of the night, have a peep at the video.
What to do in an age of ever-decreasing record sales and the impending death of analogue?
Well if you’re Stones Throw, whose founding father Peanut Butter Wolf has a more than passing interest in vinyl culture, you team up with Serato and the J Dilla Estate for the ultimate analogue digital combo.For the uninitiated, Serato Scratch Live is a software package that allows DJs to use their ever growing MP3 collection while utilising the ancient art of Turntablism (or good old fashioned record spinning). J Dilla was a prolific Hip Hop producer who passed away 4 years ago from Lupus, leaving a legacy of music longer than all our arms put together.
He was also a Momma’s Boy, so it makes sense that this tastily packaged 2-disc set (courtesy of Studio No.1) containing six J Dilla tracks (2 sides with Serato Control Tone) and 2 donut slipmats, will be released May 10th – the day after Mother’s Day.