Clo: mother, teacher, girl geek and tech optimist. Author of « Digital Marketing like a PRO », the handbook for anyone with a digital pulse. Lazy sins: enjoys listening to podcasts while taking a bubble bath. And hopes AI will do her groceries.
It got stuck in my head: September, that 1978 disco/soul song by Earth, Wind & Fire. And the damn thing never really ends. There's four chords in the chorus that just keep moving forward and never seem to land anywhere. Ba-dee-ya, say, do you remember...
Clo WillaertsEvery edition of the Digital Business postgraduate training I organize at Karel de Grote College in Antwerp has a maximum of 20 participants. But now 2 of them pulled out 😐
I don’t want the 7th edition to be the first one that can’t boast a Full House, so I quickly made this landing page. Last two seats are now up at a discount of 500 euros. Spread the news
On 23 & 24 September 2019, SingularityU Benelux will host its very first Belgian Summit, taking place at The Egg in Brussels. The theme will be Exponential Europe, or: how will Europe cope with the accelerating dynamic of technology worldwide?
Clo WillaertsOn 23 & 24 September 2019, SingularityU Benelux will host its very first Belgian Summit, taking place at The Egg in Brussels. The theme will be Exponential Europe, or: how will Europe cope with the accelerating dynamic of technology worldwide? I’m going!!!
applying foresight in the commercial world an inductive approach is a logical process in which multiple premises, all believed true or found true most of the time, are combined to obtain a specific conclusion. inductive reasoning vs. deductive…
Clo WillaertsThis presentation from Tim Stock on Analyzing Trends has some some interesting and useful insights. I particularly liked the idea of using speculative design to identify possible futures.
Supposed to me a user-inputed dictionary for words. However, has become a mindless forum of jokes, view-points, sex, and basically anything but the real definition of a word. 'I typed in the word 'shark' in UrbanDictionary.' 'Apparently a way to…
Clo WillaertsThe crowdsourced repository of slang and modern idioms called Urban Dictionary is now 20 years old, having been launched in 1999 as a joke.
A lot can happen in one teenage summer. Everyone's familiar with the growth spurt that takes a proverbial kid from pipsqueak to young adult. And now we know that summer is also enough time for an entirely new teen archetype to emerge. Last school…
Clo Willaerts“The VSCO girl, named after VSCO, an Instagram-like app for photo editing and sharing, wears oversize name-brand shirts, wrist scrunchies, and puka shell necklaces, shows her concern for the environment by carrying around a metal straw and Hydro Flask water bottle, and likes to say “sksksksk” (aka the letters that indicate a keyboard smash) out loud, among other highly specific characteristics. And she is very, very real.”
– Sep 11, 1:00 PM
The human gastrointestinal tract has half a billion neurons embedded in its lining. Often described as the “second brain,” it can act and react autonomously, and even has its own supply of serotonin and dopamine. I like writing about…
Clo WillaertsThe gut often called the “second brain” because many of its functions can be carried out independently of the brain up top.
Noah here. There was a piece floating around last week about how Goodreads, a site to catalog and rate the books you read, sucks. “ Almost Everything About Goodreads Is Broken ” the title exclaims. The piece goes on to conclude that…
Clo WillaertsYes, the goodreads interface got stuck in 2008. But “the friction and lack of functionality is a feature, not a bug. There are many spaces which have been left behind by modern web design that foster real community.”
In some cases, the ire seems deserved. After all, when someone does something outrageously racist, maybe they should be canceled. But as the list above demonstrates, being canceled is pretty easy to do. (Also, saying “canceled' also might be…
Clo WillaertsThe logical consequence of everything becoming a subscription is that consumers “cancel” their relationship with brands.
Also in this article: call-out culture, the outrage cycle, and activism as entertainment.
Swiss award-winning engineering Automatic self-winding timepiece by default Transforming 100% clean kinetic energy into electrical power Generating a 'world record' power autonomy -Smart on demand- concept, for ultimate user experience Equipped…
Clo WillaertsFrom the indistinguishable from magic dept: this Bluetooth-connected, fitness-tracking self-winding watch. Looks pretty decent, too.
Clo WillaertsWhich Face Is Real trains viewers to discern between computer-generated faces and actual people's faces. I challenge you to see the difference between real and fake faces. I know I failed more often than I’d like to admit.