Sometime around 1954, Miles Davis walked into the Andover Shop — the quintessential go-to destination for Ivy Leaguers — and single-handedly turned the world of style upside down. A year later, when Davis appeared onstage at Newport Jazz Festival in a flamboyant seersucker sack coat, rounded club-collar shirt and bow tie, two very separate worlds instantly clashed — those of the establishment and the black jazz culture of the time — resulting in “a crashing chord of cool that obliterated the line between square and hip, sounding a fashion fortissimo that lasted several years before fading into the silence of…
When I started writing this piece, I stumbled upon the following quote:
“I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words… When I was young, we were taught to be discreet and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise [disrespectful] and impatient of restraint”.
The quote, allegedly attributed to ancient Greek poet Hesiod, seemed to be a brilliant start for an article discussing youth and what I think is the inaccuracy of a concept like generational linearity in modern…
Late in 2019, the New York Times launched the “Privacy Project”, a monthlong series of in-depth articles discussing technology and the possible futures of a society who is virtually moving the majority of its activity to the world wide web.
And as the Covid-19 crisis hit, this shift became even faster, with businesses relying on third party softwares like Zoom and Microsoft Teams, just to name a few, for their everyday duties.
And why we should change our approach to how we design them
Right after posting another picture of himself, this time holding a stack of books he knew he’d never be able to read till the very last page, he garnished the picture with the caption: “finally during this quarantine, I had time to get my hands on these”. By gently crafting his identity on the cyberspace, he certainly wasn’t lying. The cyber-copy of himself was an attempt to get closer to his ideal self.
The modern man seems to have detached from his own identity a while ago. As…
I invite you to examine the following scenario:
The advertising industry has finally colonized every corner of the cyberspace: “carefully personalized” contents are scattered throughout the world wide web in the hope that the activity of the aimless web-surfer will notice them. At the same time, Ad blockers have become the boundary walls for those who opted for the utopia of an ads-free version of their life. Media Agencies backfires. Clients are desperate.
Interested in Design, Media Studies and Modern Philosophy. Bocconi alumnus recently graduated from UAL — London College of Communication