– Christoph Niemand will be having a show called The Masters Series in NYC this fall! The retrospective will showcase Christoph’s inventiveness through never-before-seen work from his personal collection, illustrations, magazine covers, animations and digital works that have built his reputation as one of the most renowned creative talents in the field today.
Last week I signed up to a new newsletter called The Wak Up, run by Sally Rumble who has been educating herself on race relations, racial justice, white supremacy, and privilege in America over the past eight years.
I am off to the Swiss Alps today! Posts might be lighter than usual during the next two weeks. But don’t you worry, I’ll be back refreshed early September! Dig into my archives to find some old gems by clicking on “Show Category Filters” above. Happy Summer everyone!
“When you need encouragement, think of the qualities the people around you have: this one’s energy, that one’s modesty, another’s generosity, and so on. Nothing is as encouraging as when virtues are visibly embodied in the people around us, when we’re practically showered with them. It’s good to keep this in mind.”
— Marcus Aurelius
I have daily conversations with friends and peers about how much we all dislike the algorithms on Twitter and Facebook. I have yet to find someone who argues that these changes improved the experience. As someone who creates digital products myself, I am heartbroken how Algorithmic Engagement is now ruling our online experience. Call me idealistic, but I don’t think every decision should be driven by the bottom line. Here’s an idea: Respect User > Profits.