Ben Casnocha, co-author of The Startup of You
a year later, i still love this ad. via the wall street journal. january 2011.
From our Migration Issue: Let the Right Ones In
New Orleans is transforming from a stagnant backwater struggling with white flight, brain drain, and urban blight—not to mention two hurricanes, an oil spill, and a recession—into a city where the number of people starting businesses is 28 percent higher than the national average. Tax credits have brought in video game, bioscience, and tech companies, diversifying an economy long dependent on tourism, shipping, and oil. The city’s $600 million film scene ranks right behind Los Angeles and New York City. Business leaders and economic developers are hustling to rebrand New Orleans as a destination for the young and creative, talking up its reputation for small business, great food, and unique music.
29 Ways to Stay Creative
The 150-mile stretch of the Mississippi River in Louisiana between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is home to a mindboggling concentration of petrochemical plants, industrial facilities that produce the country’s lifeblood of polypropylene, glycol ethers, perchloroethylene, alcohol ethoxylates, and other unpronounceables. You know, the stuff that eventually becomes our plastic bags, bottles, tires, pesticides, and food preservatives. The corridor is sometimes known as “Cancer Alley,” a bleak nod to the unintended consequences—for people, wildlife, and the landscape—of processing all these chemicals.
Holy Rosary Cemetery and Dow Chemical Corporation (Union Carbide Complex), Taft, Louisiana, 1998. © Richard Misrach, courtesy of Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York; Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; and Marc Selwyn Gallery, Los Angeles
Petrochemical Landscape, @SCAPE.
Teaching with the World Peace Game
The Tech Feats Behind Beyoncé’s World Humanitarian Day 2012 Performance - by the creators project
To honor humanitarian aid workers around the world, the United Nations tapped pop icon Beyoncé to help catalyze a global campaign around World Humanitarian Day this past August 19th. Beyoncé dedicated her power ballad “I Was Here” to the cause, performing it at the U.N. back in August. Kenzo Digital led up the overall creative direction, bringing on collaborators SuperUber, Dirt Empire, and Founding Fathers, to create custom projection mapped visuals that transformed the U.N.’s iconic General Assembly hall.