Happy Friday, Welcome to Cloudburst 24.
Cloudburst 24, our weekly eclectic collection of everything that’s caught our eye online. Here’s what we’ve been watching, listening, reading, dreaming and talking about at Rabbit & Hare this week.
This week we’ve been reading
Fastcoexist – Why Sweden Is Shifting To A 6-Hour Workday
Independent – BBC told to emulate Buzzfeed by producing ‘informal’ short videos
CMO – Brace Yourself For The Ad-pocalypse
Martiancraft – Arriving at San Francisco
WIRED – Google Cardboard’s New York Times Experiment Just Hooked a Generation on VR
Creative Review – Six thoughts on creativity, technology and saving the world
Dave Trott – EXTRA – ORDINARY
Fast Co Design – How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name
Quartz – Alibaba just sold over $1 billion of merchandise in 8 minutes in China’s largest online shopping day
Online privacy and security is making headlines alongside the recent tragic events in Paris. What is the Draft Communications Data Bill (nicknamed the Snoopers’ Charter) and how does it affect us? We’ve been trying to find out more.
Independent – What is the Snoopers’ Charter? And 7 reasons why it would be an absolute travesty
Wired – UN privacy chief: UK surveillance bill is ‘worse than scary’
The Guardian – Why tech companies are really worried about the snooper’s charter
The Guardian – The snooper’s charter: one misspelled Google search for ‘bong-making’ and you’ll be in an orange jumpsuit
This week we’ve been watching
This week we’ve been listening to
New Order, Metallica, Hozier, Foo Fighters, Guns N Roses, Burial, Chemical Brothers, Kiesza, Massive Attack, Sea Sick Steve, DJ Yoda, Eminem, Aphex Twin, FC Kahuna, Thom Yorke, Tricky, The Black Angels.
Quote of the week
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore” – Andre Gide