Word Dabble For Minds That Travel: Perspective Chain
Again, on the subway. It Melodically jerked. A man with wild gray hair, a scruffy wrinkled face, weary trodden NewBalance sneakers, faded blue jeans, an over sized jacket, and a disorderly pile of paper teaming over his lap sat next to me. Atop the stack of news paper clippings, post-it rippings, and notepad snippings, he flipped through the pages of a cleanly bound sketch book. All drawings in ballpoint black pen. Most unfinished. Each line of the figures overlapped another with the haphazard strokes of the artists unknown deadline. Between the mysteriously looming departure of his model’s, and the constant jostle of the cart, his ability to mirror faces and postures was truly an impressive art.
A man of ballpoint target gathered his groceries and departed, leaving the portrait of half his face and torso forever incomplete. The artist flipped to a new page and began sketching a woman who sat few seats down from the departed. She held a large canvas. I gave a puff of muffled laughter. An artist drawing an artist, I thought. Definitely notable. An intrinsicly complementary slice of perspective. She had no idea she was being drawn. And the artist had no idea I would write about it later. And I so badly wanted to know what she hoped to portray on that canvas. For her clutch on its frame guided his ballpoint intent, and thus my future rambelings. A near reasonless observation, yet so meaningfully human.
Continuing deeper into the heart of Brooklyn, the cart melodically jerked, and we all departed in separate directions. But together we three mingled be, on this here posting, of Brooklyn’s Artistry.
By: Lauren Marie Corse
#Brooklyn #subway #artist #humanreflection
A poem. From Me, To History
For all the things that have come and gone
Over years, and a blink of an eye
I thank the past for taking steps wrong
So I know where my foot should not lie
It is you who tells me where to go
When the now stuff isn’t enough
It is you who cycles on the low
To make muscle of memory’s tuff
I bow to thee, ol’History
Before I step forth into the day
You will always be a friend to me
Ill remember, but I cannot stay
By: Lauren Marie Corse
PondrMonstr: “Meaning”…. the great relativity.
A man on the side walk of Union Square, surrounded by at least ten large boxes, cupped his hands around his mouth in the manual megaphone position, and began shouting “free books! theres no catch, just tons of free books!” A crowd began to swarm.
Such a New York moment. It made me smile : )
I have expressed worry for the future of Apple after the passing of Steve Jobs. His mind was rigorous in its responsibilities, and for its superior dedication, he fathered many of the most popular tech tools of the past decade.
The brand is strong because of its demonstrated spirit of new age innovation. No, thats not redundant, its actually a new type of innovation. Apple transcends what technology can do, and hones in on what it should do. A shining example of how they utilize this philosophy to refine electronics into smarttronics…. Apple TV, potentially the TV of our future.
I often forget about Apple TV as a front line product for the companies expansion into homes all over the world. Television has a foggy future what with online viewing and mobile devices, yet Apple found a way to get a foot hold on the many options of viewer subscription. The “bundle” offers we all utilize to consolidate service stratification are about to meet their biggest opponent. Apple may just be the Bundle Buster we have all been looking for. Im excited to see how they navigate and adjust in the TV market. Look out television providers, Apple is in the house.
By: Lauren Marie Corse
Self-hatred, guilt… it accomplishes nothing. it just stands in the way.
Stands in the way of what?
-season 3, eps 1, 31:31
The Year is nearly 2013, and the definition of “marketing” is not quite cut and dry. Companies in the umbrella field now find themselves angling a “holistic approach” as worded by Liz Kaplow, of Kaplow PR.
James Cooper, Creative Director of Another Anomaly departed from London a few years ago to plant roots for the Anomaly NY branch. At this point, he knew, without knowing exactly why, that traditional marketing companies were dead. Amazingly, he found that traditional companies of the US had reacted to dead techniques, and were coming up with some interesting ideas. His analysis and projection of the industry was this:
“We preform a function to help clients sell products, and we are creative people… they are realizing that they don’t have to go to a massive company to get a really great product.” With that basic break down on what we do, and who we are, Cooper touched on a point that would soon grow into its own wild beast of product and services.
We now understand a “product” as anything from a single item, to an entire identity. We now also understand creativity to be heavily intertwined with data and strategy. Large marketing companies once wielded very truncated studies onto TV’s, Magazines, Radio’s and Billboards… The means of such product action required tons of money, so naturally, massive companies were recruited.
But now, “marketing has to be a conversation for the first time” as said by Benjamin Palmer, CEO of Barbarian Group NY. Because of social media, branding has become a holistic operation. The traditional value of The Story was brought back to the for-front of reputation weilding. A product, a brand, a company, is now portrayed through the stories of its interaction with the rest of the world. For years marketing was about giving the consumer an isolated reason to purchase a product, usually founded on shallow and claims of quality, price, social pitting. By connecting minds and ideas, the digital age had coincidentally brought humanity back into business.
This new popularity of intrinsic authenticity might act as a safe guard against corporations that seek to expand, not to better product and services, but for their own fiscal benefit. Yes, fiscal gain is a primary frame of business, but the buildings of our infrastructure can turn into a gotham city. The popping of a few bubbles recently revealed the potential damage of progressivless growth. I believe the holistic approach to marketing will protect consumers from the proliferation of insufficient, unsustainable products, and will protect companies from the remaining subject to monopolization by advertising and communication dictators.
Creativity is in surging demand because we have not utilized the reputation of story telling with such seriousness since Roman religious campaigns. Social media brought its power back into relevance, and out of the shadow of inhumanly large corporations. Where PR, advertising, and marketing were once divided, there is now a gaping vacuum filled by the compositely creative, and strategic minds of boutique firms. I would venture to say a company managing many large accounts might get lost in the stratification of details that are best tended to by interdepartmental minds. A creative number person. An artistic accountant.
Now, more than ever, Jim Collins’ get the “right people on the bus” idea is proven effective in the evolution of the business model. Humanity is evolving. And so to is business. The digital age has brought fantastic means of facilitation to our creative and global initiative growth spurts. I am so excited to see how we all work with the cards of 2013!
By: Lauren Marie Corse
#humanity #business #socialmedia #creative #innovation #storytelling #holistic
Unless you’re self-employed, we’re all cogs in a larger machine. The problem can be, how do you track that machine’s anatomy? How do you know what a “restructuring” really looks like, beyond that your middle manager has a new face?
Justin Matejka wondered the same thing after his relatively small employer Alias was acquired by Autodesk, so he created this remarkable animated visualization called the OrgOrgChart (Organic Organization Chart), which tracks every employee, manager, and departmental shift in the company from May 2007 to April 2011. Each second represents a week of activity for a growing staff, which expands from 6,500 to 7,500 people over this time.