articles   123657

« earlier    

Fangs: the lightning rise of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google
The tech giants have ballooned in value by $250bn since January - double the value of all the gold mined in a year - in four months.
business  socialmedia  facebook  google  economics  articles 
yesterday by mikael
The genius of The Great British Bake Off | Television & radio | The Guardian
[C]ake-baking today invokes a spirit of play-acting. Professor Nicola Humble, the author of Cake: A Global History, argued that baking is now often “a kind of drag: playing at being feminine in a way we no longer know how to be.” The nostalgic cupcakes that became fashionable at the turn of the 21st century, she added, were perfect examples of what the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard called simulacra – postmodern copies of an original that no longer exists, and perhaps never did.

This is precisely the space in which The Great British Bake Off operates, in this complicated play of tone between serious and not serious; competitive and not competitive; ironic and not ironic. Take its attitude to competition. Bake Off’s notable lack of ruthlessness (the bakers help each other out in times of crisis) draws in part on traditional British sporting values that are seen to have leaked out of much professional sport: fair play, decency, generosity in defeat, graciousness in victory and the appearance of not taking the thing too seriously.
articles  !gbbo 
2 days ago by epaulettes
Per Hagman: Allas älskare, ingens älskling
Per Hagman är en suverän stilist rent språkligt, utan att göra särskilt mycket väsen av det. Textflödet verkar spontant, men många språkliga vändningar är så musikaliska och komplexa att de närmar sig poesin.
books  swedish  reviews  articles 
2 days ago by mikael

« earlier    

related tags

!forlater  !gbbo  287  3dprinting  alloy  android  animation  astronomy  baby  bitcoin  blockchain  blogs  books  business  case  charts  chilli  cities  cleaning  climate  climatechange  clothing  communication  comparisons  compsci  computers  copyright  corruption  cs  culture  daily  debate  deliverable  design  development  digitization  diy  ebooks  economics  ecosystem  education  electronics  entrepreneur  ereader  examples  facebook  food  from-inoreader  furniture  future  games  google  government  handyman  hardware  healthcare  history  home  hospital  how-to  html  ifttt  image-processing  images  inbox  india  inequality  inspiration  international  internet  interview  interviews  ip  journal  journalism  journals  landuse  legalese  life  lifestyle  linux  list  longform  machinelearning  magazine  maps  mars  marxism  ml  mmr  mobile  money  morning-routine  natural  navigation  netpolitics  neural-networks  neuralnets  neuroscience  newyork  nurses  nursing  pain  papers  patterns  pdf  peer  pens  physics  pocket  politics  preservation  principles  printer  prison  process  product+management  productivity  programming  psychology  publication  publishing  race  reading  reads  repair  research  retractions  review  reviewed  reviews  robots  scanning  scholarship  science  sharing  sketch  sls  socialmedia  space  starred  subscription  surveillance  sweden  swedish  syria  technology  the  tla  tools  tor  tutorials  ui  united_kingdom  ux  visualization  washing  wd  work  workflow 

Copy this bookmark: