Linkpile (via Delicious)

Posted by Rob Walker on May 24, 2009
Posted Under: Non-Daily Linkpile
  • Distraction psychology: Mind Hacks piece is most compelling I’ve read.
  • Emerging Media in 1930s: Examples.
  • Money Worries Make Women Spend More: “This type of spending, or compensatory consumption, serves as a way of regulating intense emotions.” [Consumed on “compensatory consumptin” here]
  • Scion recruits rising bands: The latest Scion efforts. I came to this through a via a Richard Florida post in which he reported that Scion is “turning to hipster culture” to appeal to young consumers — as if that were a recent development. I’m pretty sure we sent Florida a copy of Buying In, but I guess he hasn’t had time to check it out. Chapter Eight.
  • A Fan Hits a Roadblock on Drive to See Every Starbucks: If you haven’t heard of this guy, read this. He’s fascinating.
  • Skin and Bones: Tattoos in the Life of the American Sailor: Exhibition through Jan. 3, at the Independence Seaport Museum, Philly. Piece mentions Sailor Jerry doc as well. [Consumed on tattoo culture & Sailor Jerry style (and brand) here.]
  • What would Jesus buy?: “Wal-Mart is also the spiritual center of Bethany Moreton’s probing and nuanced study of the latter-day evangelical romance with free-market capitalism, To Serve God and Wal-Mart. Like Luhr, Moreton is preoccupied with evangelicals’ acceptance and appropriation of consumer culture. Unlike Luhr, she sees the relationship as organic, even inevitable.” Thx: JB.
  • Earth911’s new iPhone application, iRecycle,…: Earth911’s new iPhone application, iRecycle, “makes recycling locally super simple, telling you exactly what you can recycle and where to take it…” (Credit: Andrew Whitelaw.)
  • Designer jeans seem recession-proof: Um, what?
  • Cubicles: “Have a bad reputation as soul-crushing, gray boxes wallpapered in Post-its. But they were originally designed to promote health and wellness. Cubicle pioneer Joe Schwartz explains what went wrong.” Studio360 piece.
  • ReverbNation to Offer DIY Song Sponsorships: With its new Sponsored Song program, ReverbNation is aiming to give some of its member bands marketing dollars that would normally be unavailable to them. According to Hypebot, 1,000 out of the site’s 400,000 indie artists are eligible to join the pilot program, whereby advertiser logos will be implanted into the cover art of a song, and bands, in exchange, will receive .50 per download.
Further diversion may be found at MKTG Tumblr, and the Consumed Facebook page.

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