The branded landscape: gorgeous!

by Charles Montgomery on

First, brands colonized the urban landscape. Now they have become the colours, the mountains, the trees that define our experience. The French animation collective, H5, captures the kaleidoscopic wonder of this branded future in their animation, Logorama. from The strange part of this story is just how right the hyper-branded world feels. It feels…like home. Continue reading

Let a stranger into your home. Seriously.

by Charles Montgomery on

When the 2010 Olympics came to Vancouver, my friends and I saw an opportunity to test one aspect of the emerging science of happiness. Economist John Helliwell and others have shown that social relationships are the most powerful correlate of happiness in cities. It is, John says, just like the song: “The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.” At the same time, John found that you could measure… Continue reading

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