culture

Subconscious Warm up: How Brands Have an Effect on Your Behavior

by: Scott Goodson

If you ask Rob Walker (who writes about consumer culture for the New York Times Magazine), about the influence of brands on you and culture, he will barely blink an eye before responding: "subconscious behavior."

Here is his article from this weekend's NY Times Magazine. Wonderful reading if you're into cultural movements. Here is the link to the NY Times.

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Cumulative Advantage Versus the Wisdom of Crowds

by: David Jennings

There's an interesting article in Sunday's New York Times about how we arrive at collective judgements of cultural products.

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What Are the Differences between Chinese and Western Form-giving?

by: Design Translator

“An introduction to formgiving in Chinese product design” is a research article, written by Vigleik Norheim from the Department of Product Design from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. It gives some interesting insights on the cultural influences that impact the form-giving methodology in Chinese Industrial Design.

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Absolut Nationalism

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Eye Tracking Shows Cultural Differences

by: Roger Dooley

East Asian subjects process a picture differently than their North American counterparts, according to a study published this week in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The study used both eye tracking and conventional survey techniques to show that the Asian subjects paid attention to the background of the image while the North Americans focused on the principal character.

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Cultural Sustainability

by: danah boyd

Since Davos, I've been thinking about cultural sustainability. This
isn't a term that I heard there, but one that I wish that I had.

These days, when people in business talk about sustainability, they
mean environmental sustainability. Traditionally, the environment was
an externality that was ignored. More and more, with the conversations
of "carbon neutral," people are starting to think about what it means
to environmentally sustainable. At the same time, a company can be

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Slow Innovation

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Bruce Nussbaum's Innovation Gym

by: David Armano

I recently had a chance to catch up with BusinessWeek's Bruce Nussbaum who was a good enough sport to go ahead and share a his "innovation gym" story with us on video.  

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'Generation Me'

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Cumulative advantage versus the wisdom of crowds

by: David Jennings

There's an interesting article in Sunday's New York Times about how we arrive at collective judgements of cultural products.

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