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iacx73545 pitch

btw… the material you ask me to read isn’t quite as bite-sized as what I provide to you… so you need to give me time to read it… (and sleep and eat and do other things)… sometimes before I respond. 7.19.2019 Some background on the dev’t…  The content in the most recent compilation was initially dev’t in 2013… living with my mother in a neighbourhood I hadn’t lived in since I was a teenager — which heavily influenced the tone of the characters. Since then, I’ve mostly just refined the material into different media forms and worked on the interaction design. As I’ve been building out the content in recent months though, I find I’m unable to get the same juvenile tone — a lot of it is due to the inclusion of more intelligence memos, but also the protagonist is older/ more mature in the later sections. So, I think it may skew a little older… mid-late teens maybe. And I thought I’d hold off on involving a kid-tech expert on figuring out the …

7.11.2019

Took me awhile to answer these (… was drawing a blank): What are your proudest accomplishments and biggest disappointments? Why? I am proud of my (formerly consistent) ability to immerse myself in teams that were really different to me, to induce paradigm shifts, to elevate the strategic and creative capacity of the team, and how we collectively came up with interesting ideas/ experiences — these were across cookies and crackers, jeans, san pro, haircare, beauty, gum, and a few other categories.  My disappointments stem from growing too tired to be persuasive… that even though it may be more difficult than they anticipate, there really is an interesting world out there and people aren’t that different. It’s become easier to let people swim in their (preferred) sameness.  Which activities energize you and which drain you? Meetings and constant interactions drain me. Working through a difficult problem energizes me.  How would you rank the following rewards: financial gain, power and influence, autonomy, affiliation, lifestyle, intellectual challenge, competence, recognition? Btw, my priorities weren’t always in this order exact …

takashi murakami: owning the spectrum

“Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of ‘high art.’ In the West, it certainly is dangerous to blend the two because people will throw all sorts of stones. But that’s okay— I’m ready with my hard hat.” ~ Takashi Murakami While market size and sales volumes are usually not requirements in looking at an artist’s work, Murakami’s intent to blur boundaries between fine arts and commercial products, alongside the increasingly mainstream demand of his work, necessitates an analysis of the business strategies and models he employs. This should be accompanied by an understanding of how aesthetically and conceptually he crafts his work as an artist, a movement and a brand. Murakami’s approach is far from textbook in how he operates his artistic practice as an international business; how he combines elements of Japanese fine art and popular culture and makes it meaningful to both high art audiences and consumers worldwide. In the Artforum article, “Economies of Scale: Takashi Murakami’s Technics,” the …