6 November 2022

Media: Found - November 22

A regular digest of what we’ve been watching/ listening to, articles we’ve read and other items on our radar:

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Grace Tucker
Account Director

Over the last week I’ve revisited my linguist roots...

Over the last week I’ve revisited my linguist roots...

Over the last week I’ve revisited my linguist roots and fallen back in love with Roland Barthes. Don’t get me wrong, it was never a love affair that ended, but being busy kept me away from the seminal thinker’s writings for far too long.

So, what’s the attraction for me of these three techs, apart from the fact that they will probably apply to us all one way and t’other, in the hope we live long enough?

Fragments of A Lover’s Discourse weaves between philosophy, literature and (I’d argue) fantasy, as Barthes explores the discourse of love through aphorisms which he categorises as ‘figures’ – gestures of the lover at work – through Proust, Goethe and others, as well as his own meandering experience and conversations with friends.
Haptic, heartbreaking and hopeful, this text was originally presented as a series of lectures at the Collège de France (if I’m not mistaken). Lecture is probably the wrong word, it doesn’t sound great when you call it a ‘lecture on love’, and above all it’s a far cry from the experience of reading the book. Barthes at his best.
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Kat Jackson
Head of Client Services

The nights are getting longer...

The nights are getting longer...

The nights are getting longer and its definitely time for me to withdraw to the sofa with a blanket and some good TV to watch. Aside from Andor, which is getting better and better every week, I’ve recently become obsessed with The Bear on Disney+.
The nights are getting longer and its definitely time for me to withdraw to the sofa with a blanket and some good TV to watch. Aside from Andor, which is getting better and better every week, I’ve recently become obsessed with The Bear on Disney+.
This show takes no prisoners – it evokes the same sense of breathless anxiety and pressures as Uncut Gems, but instead of being set in a seedy diamond dealer, it’s a middling sandwich shop in Chicago, staffed by a former award winning chef, who was the toast of NYC haute cuisine.
Well worth a binge, if your nerves can take it – like a good American dipped sandwich it’s stuffed to the gills with great performances, but also a lot to handle in one sitting.
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Tom Phillips
Senior Account Executive

It’s been a tumultuous few weeks in media land, with no sign of letting up yet!

It’s been a tumultuous few weeks in media land, with no sign of letting up yet!

Escapism is more important than ever, so I’ve been trying to make the most of what London has to offer.
Escapism is more important than ever, so I’ve been trying to make the most of what London has to offer.
First was a trip to see Come From Away – A short musical based on the events of 9/11 based in a small town in Canada. The story sees the closing of US airspace and the confusion of 5000 passengers who land in a remote town for 3 days while the news of the terror attacks unfolds. The show has everything you’d want from 90 minutes of theatre: a gripping story, laughs, cries, and a great folk-inspired soundtrack to boot.
Next stop was Mary Poppins for some light relief. Everybody knows the story, and it’s only showing until early January, so get to see it soon if you haven’t already! I rounded off with a visit to the Royal Albert Hall to hear Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Slightly more traditional, but epic all the same. It’s hard to think of many other cities where there’s so much culture on offer, and it’s one of the many reasons I love living here!
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