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Creative Wave – March 23

Gavin Finney
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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