Donald Trump, leader in the GOP bid for US Presidency, theorizes that autism is caused by vaccines, and that this belief informs his platform regarding public health and disability issues. Autism, its imagined causes and its relation to various social issues, is up for national debate—but actual autistic individuals are never included in the conversation. Advocates for disability justice are marginalized by the U.S. public sphere, while their identities are scrutinized and co-opted by individuals… [read more »]
K-HOLE has released its third issue, THE K-HOLE BRAND ANXIETY MATRIX, a deep look into how consumers are managing emerging anxieties in the face of an ever-evolving and increasingly branded cultural landscape.
“We know our preferences are being calculated and used to predict our next moves, but we still don’t feel like we can take our hands off the joystick. The job of the advanced consumer is managing anxiety, period.”
The K-HOLE Brand Anxiety Matrix issue examines case studies of the Isabel Marant internal wedge sneaker, olfactory design, IUDs, and the Lapka personal environment monitor, and explores the expanding dimensions of anxiety in the contemporary setting. You can download the new issue here.
K-HOLE is a trend forecasting report by Greg Fong, Sean Monahan, Emily Segal, Chris Sherron, and Dena Yago.