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On 17th October 1998 I was highly fortunate to conduct a telephone interview with the late, great Doctor of Journalism Hunter S. Thompson for an article for the long defunct movie magazine Neon. What follows below is a straight transcript (never before printed) of the whole phone conversation with Thompson at his heavily fortified home Owl Farm, Woody Creek, Colorado. It was at Owl Farm, on 20th February 2005, that Thompson took his own life with a gunshot after a long period of illness. During the 1960's and 1970's, as an anti-establishment writer Thompson famously championed all the freedoms of the era.
The new album, ‘Until the Quiet Comes’ will be available on Collectors Edition 180g Vinyl, Double Vinyl, CD & Download. Out now on Warp Records. Download on iTunes Amazon (All Formats) Bleep (All Formats) HMV JB Hi-Fi FNAC Amoeba Other Music ‘Best New Music’ 8.5 out of 10 — Pitchfork “..redefines what can be done with electronic music” — Dazed
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1 Geopolitics: 'Rivals will take greater risks against the US' No balance of power lasts forever. Just a century ago, London was the centre of the world. Britain bestrode the world like a colossus and only those with strong nerves (or weak judgment) dared challenge the Pax Britannica. That, of course, is all history, but the Pax Americana that has taken shape since 1989 is just as vulnerable to historical change. In the 1910s, the rising power and wealth of Germany and America splintered the Pax Britannica; in the 2010s, east Asia will do the same to the Pax Americana.
This past year, we brought you stories on everything from tweeting toddler toys and streamlined ATMs to news-reading apps and remote controls that magically change channels with a wave of the hand. Though wildly different from one another, these projects share a common denominator: They all display intriguing user-interface innovations. User interfaces, when done well, are the unsung hero of product design.
(Cross-posted from the Lat Long Blog ) Every Christmas Eve, children all over the world ask themselves—and their parents—questions about Santa’s magical journey. How does Santa visit so many children in one night? Will he eat the cookies I left out?
Research in the United States suggests that although print newspapers may have success in attracting readers to tablets there is an unhappy trade-off. According to a Missouri School of Journalism survey of 1,609 iPad owners, 58.1% who subscribe to a daily paper and who use their iPad at least an hour a day to read news said they were very likely to cancel their print subscriptions within six months. Source: FollowTheMedia <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Big Money Medium, Sub-Optimal Creative: Why Now is the Time for a Creative Revolution in Digital AdvertisingBlog Apr. 1, 2013 | Share Multi-Platform Media Usage is Not a Zero Sum Game Conventional wisdom would suggest that in this age of media fragmentation, usage of multiple devices – TVs, PCs, smartphones, and tablets – would inevitably cannibalize one another. After watching hours of TV, the last thing you’d want to do is pick up your tablet, stare at another screen, and start surfing the web, right?
Creative Times is a Manchester-based online magazine for the creative community – produced by and for people working in the creative sector. We’re committed to showcasing creative talent in all its forms; through videos, articles and regular profiles. We aim to provide both inspiration and information for people working (or looking to work) in the creative sector. The site was re-launched in May 2010, and since then we’ve had a fantastic range of people featured on the site, including designer Trevor Johnson, writer Sophie Hannah, film-maker Mike Leigh, Doves, I Am Kloot, and singer-songwriter Nancy Elizabeth – to name just a few. Anyone can post their own news, events, opportunities or portfolio directly onto the site, too.
Recent research suggests that Facebook is overtaking search engines in terms of "time spent" on the web. Want to see where the trendline is heading? Take a look at young female Facebook users, who spend as much as 5 hours on the site per day—and almost no time on the wider web. You'd better get your brand's Facebook page in order.
In his Emotional Interface Design talk at An Event Apart in San Diego CA, Aarron Walter talked about focusing on more than usability in Web application design by outlining ways to make stronger connections to people and their emotional needs. Sites are becoming much more informal about how they interact with and approach people on the Web. This may be traced back to the growth of social networks. We are seeing more of people’s lives online –this drives more human interactions. Maslow outlined the order in which humans needs things. What things do we need from the computers we use and in the interfaces we interact with?
Image courtesy As part of my ongoing obsession with all things agile, I've written up a summary of some key practices around Agile Marketing, building on the principles outlined in The Agile Manifesto. This is also cross posted over on The Marketing Society blog : The last IBM Global CEO Study (‘The Enterprise Of The Future’) interviewed 1,130 CEO’s in 45 countries and 32 industries, and found that organisations not only felt bombarded by change, but that many are struggling to keep up. Eight out of 10 CEOs saw significant change ahead, and yet the gap between the expected level of change and the ability to manage it had almost tripled since the previous study in 2006. That’s pretty serious.
It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience. —Albert Einstein, “ On the Method of Theoretical Physics ” (1934) Context : Last week, I pinched off one of my typically woolly emails in response to an acquaintance whom I admire. He’s a swell guy who makes things I love, and he'd written, in part, to express concern that my recent Swift impersonation had been directed explicitly at something he'd made. Which, of course, it hadn’t—but which, as I'll try to discuss here, strikes me as irrelevant. To paraphrase Bogie , I played it for him, so now I suppose I might as well play it for you.
Boots has extended its Advantage card loyalty program by allowing customers to collect points at other retailers including ASOS and Thomas Cook. The health and beauty retailer is launching the Boots Treat Street initiative to allow cardholders to collect reward points with other online retailers and redeem them at Boots. It’s targeting women who prioritise spending on friends and family, encouraging them to collect extra points online and use them to treat themselves. Boots has also released research revealing that 67% of women have difficulty finding the time or money to treat themselves. ASOS, Ebay, Thomas Cook and Toys ’R’ Us are among the online retailers to join the Boots Advantage programme.