flash mob action

April 3, 2009

most of you probably have seen the frozen grand central flash mob action in new york but in any event i came across it again and it’s worth it to watch twice.

for those who didn’t know, a flash mob is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual action for a brief time, then quickly disperse. the term flash mob is generally applied only to gatherings organized via social media or viral emails, rather than those organized by public relations firms or for a publicity stunt.

rumor has it that bill wasik, senior editor of harper’s magazine, created the first flash mobs in 2003. in one more than 100 people converged upon macy’s ninth floor rug department, gathering around an expensive rug. anyone approached by a sales assistant was advised to say that the gatherers lived together in a warehouse on the outskirts of new york, that they were shopping for a “love rug”, and that they made all their purchase decisions as a group. funny.

ok, here is something really funny. we all know a lot of people are looking for a job right now and a lot of companies think they can sell shit as a glorious position but this is the top of what i have seen so far – take a look below, i bolded the craziest parts.

did you ever hear of a recruiting company that accepts applications on tuesdays and thursday between 9 and 12? am i going to schedule my email application? that is hilarious! also, one of your duties would be “answer emails from various people”. what the fxxx. is this funny or what? or sad? i think it’s great.

 

alright folks, go for it and apply. more cool jobs are here.

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Creative Director

Local company is looking for an eager to learn, driven employee to become the newest member of their team! Applicant should have skills in desk top publishing, graphic arts, marketing, writing, needle crafts and crafts in general.

Job duties would include but are not limited to, creating a marketing plan each year, presentation to company owner, edit and create articles for websites, newspapers, and magazines, answer e-mails from various people, create fliers and newsletters through out the year, maintain retailer database in targetware and send out monthly news briefs.

Apply at Mancan
116 Putnam St.
Marietta Ohio
740-373-9675

Applications are accepted Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am until 12pm. Applicants must bring photo ID and social security card.

If anyone can…MANCAN!

 

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by “fast company” 02/11/09

1.
Crispin Porter + Bogusky
: New clients including Best Buy, Hulu, Microsoft, and Old Navy have flocked to the ad shop that made Burger King cool.

2.
TBWA\Worldwide
: TBWA’s Media Arts Lab’s “Get a Mac” tag team continues to define the brand battle of the 21st century.

3.
Barbarian Group
: The scrappy digital production shop behind the Subservient Chicken is now an interactive lab for companies such as Adobe and CNN.

4.
AKQA
: Advertising at this boundary-crossing agency spans fuel-efficiency apps for Fiat, alternate-reality games for McDonald’s, and sneaker-design tools for Nike.

5.
Naked
: The media-agnostic British shop has grown 80% in New York with clients such as Johnson & Johnson and Nokia.

6.
AdMob
: The two-year-old mobile ad network had a banner year and landed $17 million of funding from Sequoia Capital.

7.
Saatchi & Saatchi S
: Former Sierra Club prez-turned-Wal-Mart consultant Adam Werbach gained access to huge companies after Saatchi & Saatchi bought his firm.

8.
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
: The San Francisco-based agency stretched far beyond display ads, including a Wario Wii ad that demolished its own YouTube page.

9.
42 Entertainment
: The stealth multi-platform marketers built buzz for The Dark Knight with an alternate-reality campaign.

10.
Obscura Digital
: This band of projectionists turns the world into a billboard for brands including GM, Google, and Oracle.

fast company website

this sounds to good to be true and work well. “In one of Google’s rather low-key acquisitions, they purchased a phone start-up called GrandCentral (founded in 2006) for about $50 million in cash mid 2007, GrandCentral offered a seriously valuable product; “one phone number for all your phones, for life“. Can you imagine how many contacts you loose changing jobs, switching carriers, houses, apartments, states? Well Google Voice is the answer, you’ll get a single phone number for life, that rings or texts any phone you own, with a single voicemail box… and best if all, it’s free!

So why would you use it? Simple, you’ll only ever give out one number, administer it online, and send calls or texts to different devices depending on who or when people are trying to contact you! Ok, ok, there are problems too, like how do I get my contacts to use the new number and throw out the old? Well, I’m sure there will be one of Googles famous FAQ’s for that!

But if it’s free, what’s in it for Google? Well if it takes off, they will effectively control millions of phone numbers, that (with the right strategy) could be monetised a multitude of ways! So get ready, go check out the Google Voice website here. Thanks to TechCrunch for posting a great article.” seen on digitalbuzzblog.com

click here, check out google voice!

philipp schilling, a 19 year old german artist and creative mind uses mostly photoshop, freehand, illustrator, ableton live and photography sessions to combine real and fantastical worlds, artisitc and photographic elements to create his colorful and expressive visual pieces. still attending an art college he works freelance on the side and is the originator and editor of mcxu, a blog for digital design artists.

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PHILIPP UNPLUGGED
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WHERE DO YOU LIVE AND WORK RIGHT NOW?

at the moment i’m living in a town called plauen in
germany, i attend the advanced courses on collage
for design e.o. plauen.

DO YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC WHEN YOU WORK AND
IF SO TO WHAT?

oh yeah, i listen to music 24/7 without kidding, music
is a big part of my life so its clear that music has a
big influence on me and my work.

WHAT WOULD YOU DESCRIBE AS YOUR BEST SOURCE
OF INSPIRATION?

everything that is part of my live, things that i’m realy
affected by are for example the sega megadrive, daft
punk etc. but generaly a lot of technology and stuff that
i came in touch with in the 90’ies.

DO YOU HAVE A DREAM PROJECT YOU WOULD LIKE TO
REALIZE SOME DAY?

for sure, i wanne produce the covers for my own band

WHICH CLASSICAL ARTIST DO YOU ADMIRE MOST?

by far Salvador Dali

DO YOU REMEMBER YOU FIRST ART PIECE, WHAT
WAS IT?

no, i can’t ;) but i guess it was something like a sun
and a guy painted with a simple pen on paper.

HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SPEND IN AVERAGE ON AN
ART PIECE FROM THE FIRST THOUGHT TO A FINISHED
VERSION?

hmm, that depends from piece to piece but on average
i would say 8-9 hours.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?

cool movies are for example a german independet one
called “hotte im paradies” but also trashy stuff like death
proof and stuff like this know to please me ;)

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU HAD ONLY 30 MINUTES LEFT
TO LIVE BEFORE A METEOR HITS THE EARTH?

totaly fall in panic? haha, nah i don’t know man – that
would be a shame. :)

DO YOU BELIEVE IN EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL LIFE?

not until i see it with my own eyes. :D
but i hope if it exists its funky!

THANKS.

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philipp schilling website

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