Roadmapping the Future:  

Big Business: 


Material Culture: 

  • A fascinating and weirdly beautiful viral social media trend in China referred to as the "flaunt your wealth challenge" amounts to a photo or video of a fallen person, surrounded by the artifacts and objects of their day-to-day life. It's a sort of living, 21st century version of ancient ancestor practices of being buried or entombed with their earthly possessions. 

More next week.