Five things on Friday #259

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TO THE THINGS.

Things of note for the week ending Friday, May 18th, 2018.

1. SOME TRAILERS FOR YOUR EYES

TRAILER 1: TREMORS, THE TV SHOW 
With actual Kevin Bacon doing real acting (and not pimping EE for once).

TRAILER 2: BLACKkKLANSMEN
Spike Lee and Jordan Peele? Sign. Me. Up.

TRAILER 3: ARIANA GRANDE DOES LABO
Not a film but still super cool.

TRAILER 4: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Rami Malek is life.

TRAILER 5: SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
YES.

2. WETRANSFER AD CONTENT IS GOOD SHOCKER

This is old, apparently, but I really like it.

After sending a WeTransfer the other day (to myself – standard), the holding page after the upload was this – a simple story about regrets. Originally made for International Women’s Day but a) still available and b) still worth reading.

Enjoy.

3. ACCESSIBLE GAMING  

This is fantastic.

Pictured above is the brand-new, just-announced-yesterday Xbox Adaptive Controller.

You can read about it on the Microsoft website (and you should – the amount of care that has gone into creating this thing is plain to see).

Gaming is a HUGELY social activity. I never shy away from the fact that I game with my friends, online, on the mic, at least once a week – and I’m OK with it. As I overheard one of my mates say to his wife off-mic as he was laughing at a joke ‘Yeah, what? It’s like being down the pub but I’m here, yeah?’ – brilliant.

Gaming can be a solo venture too. Escapism. But that can only go so far. Enabling gaming for people that previously would’ve struggled or, worse yet, had enjoyed it but now couldn’t, is a phenomenally progressive move from Microsoft.

It is exciting and inclusive.

The charity our gamer group supports, Games Aid, has been helping create joypads for disabled children for years – from scratch. To have one of the major hardware manufacturers get onboard with this so publicly and with meaning is – as I said – fantastic.

MORE PLEASE.

4. LA JUMENTWithout doubt, the most famous photo of any lighthouse in the world ever. You may not know the name but I’m certain you’ve seen the photo before.

This is a short film that features the man pictured – and is quite lovely.

5. YOUR NEXT TED TALK

Newly minted Chief Strategy Officer at Ogilvy UK, Mr Kevin (Kev) Chesters, has been to TED every single year since 2009. When he gets back, he distills his favourite talks from the event into one easy to consume hour of downloadable intelligence that he presents to those he works with.

2018 was no exception and today I went to this year’s edition of that download.

And… er… here are my notes:

What you have there, is a list of 29 (probably 28) brand new TED talks to keep an eye out for over the coming months.

These are (in Kev’s opinion – and one that I buy into; the presentation was super compelling) the best ones of the bunch and I’ll be keeping an eye out for them so you should too.

Additionally, feel free to hassle Mr Chesters on the Twitters as and when you have feedback/notes. .

THE ESSENTIALS: 

Three this week: 

THIS BE THE BONUS SECTION. HEREIN YOU SHALL FIND THE BONUS LINKS THAT FORM THE BONUS SECTION. ENJOY THE BONUSES. HMM. BONUS. 

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