• The rise and rise of ‘second screening’ – News release | Deloitte UK
    ‘Nearly a quarter of all respondents (24%) use second screens. The most active second screening takes place among young people, nearly half of all 16-24 year olds use communication tools such as messaging, email, Facebook, or Twitter to discuss what they are watching on TV*. The vast majority of over 55s (79%) never talk about what they’re watching on TV on the internet.’
  • Gameconfs
    Holy cats there are a lot of these nowadays.
  • The Ugly-Beauty Of Brutalism | The Awl
    ‘I know plenty of educated people for whom “Brutalism” is simply shorthand for any recent architecture that they happen to dislike. Here “Brutalism” fulfills the same role as “jam bands” as a shorthand category for sweeping disdain.’
  • n+1: The Other Modernism
    ‘From some angles, the building looks like a cement spaceship perched on more firmly terrestrial landing pads. From others, it looks like a ruin almost Roman in its complexity, with a thousand cutouts and panels and skylights and landings and lines that speak both to its designers’ anxious virtuosity and their desire to produce something timeless.’