StartRocket wants to blast billboards in space 👾🚀

In an interview with Futurism, the Russian startup StartRocket wants to project advertisements into space. Said founder Vlad Sitnikov: “We are ruled by brands and events. The Super Bowl, Coca Cola, Brexit, the Olympics, Mercedes, FIFA, Supreme and the Mexican wall. The economy is the blood system of society. Entertainment and advertising are at its […]

Nothing is random

Serendipity on the internet will forever be twisted in the maw of algorithms. Nothing is ever truly random. We are data’s significant other with a bullseye on our back. Facebook has been triangulating our data for years, matching our likes with the highest bidder. Internet ads are designed to strangle our attention into a click-hole. […]

We, the data

Dissolved into data, we produce a feast of trackable interactions. They are the editors as much as much we are the authors. While we create everything, they produce nothing, yet the internet still owns our words.  The attention merchants munch on the aggregate and peel off the niches into targeted prey. Our eyeballs are the oil, […]

Today’s Dream, Tomorrow’s Reality

“After World War Two, artists and advertising agencies wanted to sell a bright and hopeful future. But they were also working to produce something that their audience would recognize and find plausible. As H. G. Wells said: “Anyone can invent human beings inside out or worlds like dumbbells or gravitation that repels. The thing that […]