Creative Wave – March 23

Creative Wave – March 23

Happy Friday everyone. In this week’s edition we download this year’s SxSW, ponder why Skeletor is always miserable and scratch our heads over what’s a Bacon and what’s a Saville. Until next week.

 

TUNE FOR THE WEEKEND-

I think Oddisee might be the best rapper you’ve (probably) never heard of. Classic sound, but also modern. This is an oldish one called _Back of my Mind_ that never gets tired:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX_5UZHzuJk

 

OBSCURE HERO OF THE WEEK-

50 years before women were allowed to enrol in medical school, Margaret Ann Bulkley dressed as a man for 56 years to study medicine and practice as her alter-ego, Dr James Barry. It was only when she died in 1865 that her secret was exposed, a mere 46 years after working as an army medical officer. While operating as Dr Barry, she gained a reputation for outspoken views – which provoked more than one pistol duel – and for ‘his’ intimate relationship with Lord Charles Somerset, leading to many accusations of homosexuality. She was also the first British surgeon to successfully perform a Caesarean section. You can read more about her remarkable life here-

http://www.ed.ac.uk/medicine-vet-medicine/about/history/women/james-barry

 

* Have a look at Disney’s latest hubristic edifice. This is a recreation of the world from the Avatar films. Soon you’ll be able to explore Pandora Park for yourself-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95P71nA0If4

 

* The first poster for Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower is rather excellent. Love the books, can’t wait to see the film-

http://www.empireonline.com/people/matthew-mcconaughey/first-teaser-poster-dark-tower-promises-worlds/

 

* Food purveyors and general do-gooders Deliveroo have built a bike out of 74 old kitchen utensils. I’m sure it’s called something clever like a Recycle-

http://www.boredpanda.com/deliveroo-have-built-an-upcycled-bicycle-out-of-74-kitchen-utensils/

 

* A new album is on the horizon from Public Service Broadcasting. Not much is known but it sounds like it focuses on the 80s industrial decline. Trailer here-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFGsdmcF230

 

* Interesting little spot here. It’s a feature with a fantastic director called Hiro Murai – he’s responsible for a lot of great music videos, and the TV shows Atlanta and Legion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqbpkpNjPFE

 

* Here’s the final trailer of the final series of The Leftovers. Well worth catching up on if you like your drama portentous and a bit miserable. It’s actually very good-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9w0sz5y83k

 

* At this year’s Cannes Lions, Burger King will be announced as the Creative Marketer of the Year

http://creativepool.com/industryupdates/news/burger-king-announced-as-cannes-lions-creative-marketer-of-the-year-2017.13282

 

* Goodyear aren’t messing around. They’ve designed a car tyre with artificial intelligence that can read the road and adapt on the fly-

https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/07/goodyears-ai-tire-concept-can-read-the-road-and-adapt-on-the-fly/

 

* The new album from the Gorillaz is on the horizon. Here’s a first look at the potential track listing-

http://www.factmag.com/2017/03/18/vince-staples-danny-brown-feature-new-gorillaz-album-according-leaked-tracklist/

Watch the video for Busted & Blue here- https://my.mixtape.moe/opjlgb.mp4

 

* What can we all learn from statistically the most popular TV ads of 2016?

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/industry-learn-top-tv-ads-2016/1427184

 

* Meet Patrizia Panico – the first woman to manage a male football team in Italy. She’s in charge of the under-16 national team-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39348633

 

* M&S is the latest company to pull its ads from Google after it emerged that content was appearing alongside extremist videos

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39325916

 

* Read the fascinating story of the Syrian national football team, as they try to secure qualification for the 2018 World Cup-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/syria_football_on_the_frontline

 

* This year’s Coachella looks big. The team behind the event have brought virtual reality to the forefront with an exciting new app for before, during and after the festival-

http://vrscout.com/news/coachella-augmented-reality-welcome-app/

 

* Take a look at some of the hottest wearable tech ideas from South by South West-

http://creativepool.com/industryupdates/news/top-stories-from-the-wearable-technology-show-2017.13330

 

* The ‘epic’ MoneySupermarket is back with a new ad featuring Skeletor. Yes, the villain from He-Man

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/moneysupermarket-back-new-ad-its-zanier-ever/1428264

 

* Check out some of the most interesting and promising tech start-ups with the finalists for the Pitch at the Palace Boot Camp Entrepreneurs-

http://pitchatpalace.com/pitchpalace-7-0-boot-camp-entrepreneurs/

 

* One of the best TV shows around these days is sarcastic spy spoof Archer. They’re back soon with a new, noir-themed series. Looks good-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMJtQHjzcLI

 

* Donate a bit of money to Red Nose Day and together we can shut Piers Morgan up for at least 24 hours-

https://www.joe.co.uk/sport/gary-lineker-raises-the-stakes-after-piers-morgan-makes-red-nose-day-pledge-118379

 

* Have a look at Apple’s new video editing app called Clips. Somewhere between iMovie and Instagram/Snapchat, but designed to make content for any social network-

https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/21/apple-clips-video-app/

 

* Ever wondered what the average person who works in advertising looks like? MEC used facial composite software to create them. And guess what: it’s a white man-

http://creativepool.com/industryupdates/news/mec-reveal-the-face-of-advertising-at-advertising-week-europe.13339

 

* This week Stephen Hawking suggested that it might be possible for a nano spacecraft to travel at 20% the speed the light and reach Alpha Centuri in just 20 years. Read more-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakthrough_Initiatives#Breakthrough_Starshot

 

* Humans can control machines, but what happens when machines start to control humans? This interesting art installation asks that question-

https://www.fastcodesign.com/3069099/its-alarmingly-easy-for-machines-to-control-us

 

* As Eraserhead turns 40, the Guardian looks back at David Lynch’s frankly terrifying debut-

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/mar/22/david-lynch-eraserhead

 

* Facebook has now added a ‘fake news’ filter, with disputed news articles appearing with a flag-

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/22/facebook-fact-checking-tool-fake-news

 

* Bradford’s co-chairman Edin Rahic wants to give football back to the working classes, and has promised £1 Premier League tickets if his club make it back up there-

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/eaa112f8-0cdc-11e7-9efc-104ca844d0d4

 

* Read the bonkers story of The Evil Within – a weird vanity project slash horror film that’s finally been released after 15 years in limbo-

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/mar/14/the-evil-within-horror-movie-andrew-getty-millionaire-meth

 

* New from Run The Jewels, this is the video for Legend Has It

https://www.facebook.com/therealrunthejewels/videos/1423064637751272/

 

* Is Danny Boyle keen to ride the momentum train and make a Trainspotting spin-off that focuses purely on Begbie? Maybe…

http://www.darkhorizons.com/danny-boyle-open-to-trainspotting-spin-off/

 

* Can you name the 10 artists that designed these famous album covers? Warning: this is very tough-

http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/gc71kl71mc

 

* Interesting spot from the States asks everyone to stop treating people with Down Syndrome like they’ve got special needs-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNMJaXuFuWQ

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