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Aggregation and curation: explaining digital change

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This is a Mike Shatzkin article published in 2009 that I discovered through Robin Good.

"Every time I read a story about why newspapers are failing that doesn’t mention the role of aggregation and curation in their troubles, it reminds me that something very fundamental is being missed, even by very sophisticated observers." he starts.

Having been an actor of the digital disruption in the music business, the comparison of publishing with the music industry (and subsequently of the newspaper with the 12/15 song album) is dear to my heart.

The Music Industry lost a lot of time and effort blaming piracy while not realizing albums had stopped making sense and that they had opportunities around curating playlists or compilations that they didn't exploit.

Likewise, the opportunity to create new relevant media through curation has never been that big.

by Guillaume Decugis
Via Robin Good, Guillaume Decugis
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Marketing the Art of Shoes - Curagami

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The Power of SHOES
Isabel Flowers wrote a fascinating post in Artforum about "sneakerheads" and the 1.2 billion dollar aftermarket for sneakers. Flowers' post got us thinking about flocking behavior, how weather-like the Internet is and what sneakers, baseball cards and art can teach us about marketing. 

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Blondie's New York - Curagami

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Blondie's New York
Blondie's New York on the Smithsonian channel stinks but in a good way. If you can't smell, feel and remember NYC in the seventies while watching Blondie's band members stitch their 20-million selling Parallel Lines album together you weren't there. I was and I remember. 

I remember the crime, grime and sense of hopelessness that seemed to have a choke hold on NYC. But the ART was amazing. In a tiny rat-hole of a bar named CBGB the Talking Heads, Ramones and Blondie was born, nurtured, taught and honed. The Smithsonian's documentary tells several stories simultaneously. 

One story is the city's rotting corpse infecting the air and spirits with the thick fetid smell of death and dying. Yet despite or maybe because of the retching, queasy  feel great art was made. Art that defined the city, the bands and us. 

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