Sunday 9 November 2014

The Procrastinator (Some) Times Sunday 9th of November Edition


Morning procrastinators! Hope you're having a nice Sunday.

In our News section we have a couple of articles on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. If you want more have a look at the news today because the city will be commemorating with a lot of activities.

Our Design, Business & Innovation section feature two sides of the same challenge: technology disrupting our lives. One article via The Economist shows how is profoundly changing the advertising business, and the other one via Wired, how Facebook can ended up controlling all we see in the Internet. And because you can't have enough articles about the Internet in Culture & Entertainment, we share with you Kenneth Goldsmith's new 'Wasting Time on the Internet' university course; The Imitation Game, a story worth telling; and what happened the night Proust met Joyce.

This week's In Dog We Trust introduce us to Champ an adorable Golden Retreiver, and #30DaysOfDogs, a lovely drawing project of one of our fellow procrastinators: Victoria. In Our Weekly Procrastination we watched the first season of the web series "High Maintenance" in Vimeo. The sweet and weird stories of a weed dealer in New York City. Go ahead and have a look is absolutely meaningful procrastination. Finally, Marie's Unstructured Procrastination this week consisted on researching leaves in Clapton Square. Unstructured Procrastination is a new section, that it'll appear here (some times) in the hope that randomness inspire you. Go on, have a look!

Happy November, happy Sunday and happy reading!


"The city of Berlin will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November. The wall split the city from 1961 to 1989 and became the iconic symbol of the cold war. Sean Gallup has photographed locations around Berlin today to match with archive images of when the city was divided." Have a look at all the photographs in The Guardian. E.T.P. 5'

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To commemorate 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall this 9th of November, Lichtgrenze, a symbolic frontier of lights will illuminate the city. "The LICHTGRENZE consisting of thousands illuminated balloons to be lit throughout the weekend of November 9th, will be the festive highlight of the numerous events that are scheduled in Berlin throughout this year. Situated right in the heart of the city this unique and arresting light installation will trace a circa 15 km long segment of the former course of the wall that once separated Berlin in two. The light installation is based on an idea by Christopher Bauder and Marc Bauder." Read more about it, discover the events' program and watch Lichtgrenze, The Splitscreen Movie in E.T.P. 6'

Photo via The New York Times.

Berlin After the Wall: A Microcosm of the World’s Chaotic Change. Michael Kimmelman via The New York Times. "Not far from the Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz was a no man’s land during the Cold War. Then the Berlin Wall fell, and the German authorities made it a petting zoo for celebrity architecture. The corporate headquarters of Germany’s new global swagger.
But the ambitions for Potsdamer Platz, like the hopes and fears about a united Germany, turned out differently. The architecture was not so great. Many companies fled. Berliners and newcomers alike preferred the dingy, more atmospheric quarters of the old former East. “Poor but sexy” became the city slogan." Read full article in The New York Times. E.T.P. 6'

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