Before the new year really kicks off with some of the highly anticipated records of 2014 (new Mastodon album, Machine Head, new Tool album?), I wanted to spend a few minutes recapping my personal highlights of 2013. Musically it was a particular great year with lots of amazing concerts, new exciting bands and fantastic new records. There were a few albums from long-time favourites while most of them were completely new discoveries for me. This is my personal 2013 album of the year list. Here we go.
Would we really want to live to 150 or even older? Will engineered life extension be humanity’s greatest achievement or a social and economic catastrophe? Is age really a disease that is curable? These questions were discussed at the last Future Human Salon – an inspiring event series in East London.
“Holdings are the full service agencies of the new millennium.” That claim was made by Sir Martin Sorrell – in a 2004 Admap article with the title ‘Why you should appoint a global agency group?’ Almost 10 years later, with the announcement of the Publicis-Omnicom merger, the industry is again seeing another attempt to build the next super-agency. But is size really the important differentiator in an industry that should primarily be about producing creative solutions that work in their client’s interest?