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  • Writer's pictureKiran Goojha

Weekly Digest - Vol. 1

Every day, I spend some time browsing through my web content aggregator, skimming or reading through articles or reports or beautiful bits of the internet. I tend to share what resonates with me on my LinkedIn feed, because why not share inspiration? But like with any social feed, the items you post tend to disappear from view after a week or so with the algorithm. This weekly digest is a way to curate and expand on the posts that were shared throughout the week with my network on LinkedIn, and maybe include articles or other ideas that weren't.


I miss going out on a Friday after work. Especially after a long week filled with too many meetings, moving-target project deadlines, what have you. It didn’t have to be anything more than an impromptu meander to a local watering hole for one drink and a quiet chat with a friend for a short time, after which I’d make my way back home.

I came across this site today, and it was a poignant reminder of the sensory appeal of being in a bar (or restaurant). And especially now, with the increase in audio-first content being developed, I thought it was a clever way to bring back some of what we have lost over the last 11 or so months, chill playlist included. #happyfriday


Here is a fascinating article on a new type of content emerging in the television and media space, one that is forcibly stripped back and the focus is on the auditory versus the visual.

And breeaaathe: the animation supergroup creating meditation TV for Netflix’s Headspace
Artwork by Hannah Jacobs and Lara Lee, "Strange Beast" for Headspace on Netflix

"The result is something that could be a new genre for television. It sits somewhere nearby slow TV, experimental music videos and informational films, but it is also none of those things. Its intention is not to draw your eye or add excitement, but to be passive and secondary; something to visually guide the lesson but not detract from the point of the whole thing, to focus on yourself and not the TV."


It's no secret - I fangirl over data visualization. So it's no surprise that when I came across this virtual exhibit by Stanford University libraries, which takes a look at historical representations of data across time/space, nature, cartography, society & economy and even slavery to segregation.

"Data visualization helped a new imagination emerge, wired to navigate a reality much bigger than any single person’s lived experience."


I guess QSR is having a moment, or maybe they are the new trendsetters re: consumer engagement - the McDonald's Chicken Drop, and Popeye's clapback ad.


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