THE SURPRISING ORIGINS OF THE SHARING ECONOMY

The sharing economy allows individuals to monetize underused skills, spaces, and objects. While the individual gains more freedom, companies free themselves of many of the responsibilities of employment. But the origins of “sharing” may be traced to an unlikely place;...

Is Art Over?

What is the difference between Andy Warhol’s “Brillo Boxes” and actual Brillo boxes? That question alone was enough for one philosopher to declare the end of art. Branding, art history, and philosophy met at the packaging of soapy steel wool pads and art washed away....

an opportunity to re launch the ‘latino brand”

Moments of great social tension generate great art. We feel collective goose bumps every time we see the wonderful Jarritos  immigrant journey video made by the awesome guys behind WALO in collaboration with Diego Luna, and the brave new campaign for Johnnie Walker by...

The African American experience abroad

The lure of the expat life. Paris. “There you can be whatever you want to be,” said Langston Hughes. Today many African Americans live abroad, in cities from Seoul to Buenos Aires. But these adventures bring unusual encounters. One black woman shares her perplexing...

Are millennials becoming traditional?

A recent New York Times article finds some unexpected trends in the ways millennials think about gender. More young people in America are expressing a desire for a “traditional” family, but the same is not true in Europe. The results lead us to consider what’s causing...

The current obsession with curating content

Curation is a buzzword and a practice permeating every sphere of life, from music to food. This article considers the connotations and political associations of the word, finding that curation is associated with liberals who dream about the ability to select, judge,...