Weekend reading list – week of July 17, 2017
Each week, we share the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of July 17th 2017.
Predicting the plot of Game of Thrones
The seventh season of Game of Thrones has just begun and fans are already debating about what surprises the TV series has in store. What would you say if we told you that some answers can be found in analytical psychology? By using Jungian archetypes, even you may be able to predict how the plot will unfold this season.
→ Read it on Influencia (French) Pocket
Lauded for her devotion to the poor and canonized by Pope Francis, Mother Teresa is one of the world’s most beloved faces. Even though she died in 1997, her memory is alive and well, as is the blue-rimmed white garb she wore. But the nun’s former lawyer has trademarked the cotton sari to combat misuse of the saint’s reputation. How will this impact her legacy?
→ Read it on The Guardian Pocket
Emojis: the body language of the digital age
According to linguists, we interpret a verbal stream through prosody; that is, the stress, pitch and volume that change according to the emotion. In a world ruled by email and instant messaging, emojis are far more important than we think—they now provide “body language” in the digital age. Has the container become more important than the content?
→ Read it on Nautilus Pocket
Evolution of the LEGO logo
One of the world’s most recognizable logos was not always red and yellow, black and white. On the Logo Design Love blog, read a history of its evolution, stretching back to its first incarnation, created by Danish carpenter and joiner Ole Kirk Kristiansen in 1923.
→ Read it on Logo Design Love Pocket
Imitation game: Instagram vs. Snapchat
In big business, copycats are par for the course. And it’s no different for companies in the new technology and digital world. In actual fact, imitation is the main driver of innovation in this industry, actively propelling growth and democratization. Our friends at Plastic Mobile have published a history of digital copycats to illustrate the positive impacts of this practice.
→ Read it on Plastic Mobile Pocket
In your earbuds: When Subaru came out
In the early 90s, Subaru was in trouble. Although they had a quality product, sales had been slumping for years. The car company decided to hire a new advertising agency, which, following research, proposed a new target: the lesbian community.
→ Listen to it on When Subaru Came Out
Our favourite thing
Colonel Sanders has jumped on the normcore bandwagon by launching a collection of clothing and accessories. Fans of Kentucky Fried can now buy streetwear featuring buckets of chicken and drumsticks. It’s a limited edition, so get your credit card out!
Image from Star24.tv