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WELCOME TO THE·BY·PRODUCT. A WEEKLY RECAP OF WHAT IS GOING DOWN & WHAT IS COMING UP ON THE INTERNET. THIS WEEK, YOUR HUMBLE EDITOR IS REPORTING LIVE AND DIRECT FROM MILANO. HENCE THE SHIFT IN TIME ZONES AND PUBLICATION TIMING. I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE HAD A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON. MILANO IS DAMP, IT IS COLD, BUT THE PEOPLE ARE WARM/ I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT ALL YOU HAVE HAD SIMILAR EXPERIENCES THESE PAST FEW DAYS.
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I AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT IN 2022, AS CHALLENGING AS IT WAS, WE GREW OUR FOLLOWING HERE BY OVER 200% AND LOOK FORWARD TO GROWING IT EVEN MORE IN THIS EXCITING NEW YEAR.
THIS WEEK’S HOT TAKE
TIME IS IRRELEVANT.
CATEGORY: CULTURE IS CULTURE
My good buddy from the days of Vice, Ben Dietz has something to say and I think you should all take the time to give it a read.
Ben here. To say I’m a skateboarder at this point in my life is to beggar belief, given that I’ve been out on a board maybe three times in the last year. But by the same token, the older I get the more clear it is to me that once you’re a skater, you can’t ever not be one. This is down to what I call (tongue firmly in cheek) “the Skate Gaze”. / Via Why is this interesting?
CATEGORY: ANIMALS ARE RAD
Sleeping glass frogs hide by storing most of their blood in their liver The animals up their transparency by packing away red blood cells with no ill effects. It is pretty cool and I am not sure humans could ever reach this level of coolness. / Via ScienceNews
CATEGORY: MOVIES ARE COOL
Bring It On would be released in theaters on August 25, 2000, the weekend before Labor Day. For the filmmakers, it was anything but a long weekend to look forward to.
“I don’t remember alternate dates being presented, but I do remember in the year 2000 that late August was a dumping ground,” director Peyton Reed said. “That was where movies went to die. That was my perception of it, anyway.”
He wasn’t wrong. Late August? That’s not a tentpole weekend by any means. Click the link and bring it on. / Via VanityFair
CATEGORY: AI IS OK.
As someone who’s spent a long career in advertising, I’ve always been mystified by the brand strategy process. There is an art to it. And there’s a science. But finding alignment is often fraught with challenges. Things like time commitments, flawed research methods, human bias, and conflicting stakeholder feedback can make brand strategy projects messy and ineffective.
At Addition we’ve been exploring new methods for brand strategy that leverage the generative capabilities of foundational AI models like GPT-3. / Via Addition
CATEGORY: STORMY WEATHER.
Cody Evans tells PetaPixel that after uploading the files onto his laptop he was “amazed” by what he saw.
Evans was shooting photos of the dramatic waves in Lake Erie in Ontario, Canada. He captured 10,000 photos but among them was one very special shot. / Via Peta Pixel
CATEGORY: CLIMATE CHANGE.
A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate. Geoengineering refers to deliberate efforts to manipulate the climate by reflecting more sunlight back into space, mimicking a natural process that occurs in the aftermath of large volcanic eruptions. In theory, spraying sulfur and similar particles in sufficient quantities could potentially ease global warming. / Via TechnologyReview
CATEGORY: FEED FODDER.
Some are old, some are new but these are the accounts that dominated our feed in 2022. The things that Highsnobiety liked following in 2022. / Via Highsnobiety
From German car manufacturer Audi adopting a flat logo to the unveiling of King Charles III's royal monogram, Dezeen selects 10 rebrands from the year as part of our review of 2022. Custom typefaces and modernised symbols feature in this year's roundup of rebrands and logo designs, which also includes a brand font informed by classical stone inscriptions and an aerodynamic car marque. Read on for 10 standout logos and rebrands we covered in 2022 / Via Dezeen
CATEGORY: MY YOUTH.
Document Journal published an amazing recount of New York City and its drag culture, and it is worth pointing out, even though it is an old post. #iykyk The Genesis of East Village Drag: An oral history of the Pyramid Club / Via Document.
In the sad but true category of 2022. Influencer and restaurateur Nusret Gökçe seen pretending to sprinkle salt over trophy and celebrating with Argentina in defiance of strict rules on access / Via The Guardian
Elon Musk becomes first person ever to lose $200 Billion. The Tesla CEO has seen his wealth tumble in recent weeks after shares of the electric car maker tumbled. / Via Bloomberg.