Arts and Media

WKBN.com – March 9, 2019

“The way the brand has changed is the way we have changed in culture, you’ll always see Barbie being reflective of what’s happening right now in society, in the world of fashion,” said Kim Culmone, Senior Vice President of Design for Barbie.

Tweaked each year in an updated guise.
(Hard to do for human dolls and guys.

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The Wall Street Journal – February 5, 2019

Super Bowl advertisers with commercials featuring robots and key parts … a creative trend that reflects the mood and  anxieties of a society confronted with new, life – altering technology and artificial intelligence.

I wasn’t “bowled over” by ad robots.

Personally, I’d prefer there were  NO-bots.

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Hyperallergic.com -October 18, 2018

This is the seventh building to remove Donald Trump’s name since 2016. The others included three other “Trump Place” buildings in the same complex in New York, plus hotels in Toronto, Panama, and the SoHo neighborhood of New York.

What’s in a name? Here is a speculation:

No longer “GILT (but GUILT) by association.”

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The Wall Street Journal – October 22, 2018

We are always multitasking, or moving from one bit of information to the next, rarely looking at one piece of information long enough to fully digest it.

Is it healthy… this constant stylus pecking?
Do the things we “check” REALLY need checking?

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The Wall Street Journal – October 9, 2018

(These devices)  sometimes freak people out, seeming to drop into conversations uninvited, playing music unprompted in the middle of the night, turning on other gadgets at random and acting generally well, possessed.

You’ll know if Alexa is acting ‘funny”

When she asks to borrow some money.

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