Jack Gleeson Deconstructs Celebrity Culture by john cheng

Jack Gleeson, or better known as Joffrey Baratheon of House Lannister from Game of Thrones addresses the Oxford Union and deconstructs "celebrity culture." He brings up some many interesting points that delve deeper an anthropological perspective of why we enjoy celebrity culture, but at the same time its a bit difficult to listen to him as I can't see passed the face of Joffrey or boy 1 from Batman Begins. Never the less, I highly recommend listening to this video.

Jack Gleeson, best know for playing Joffery Bartheon in Game of Thrones speaks at the Oxford Union. SUBSCRIBE for more speakers ► Jack Gleeson talks about his role as Joffery Baratheon in Game of Thrones but goes on to talk about his dislike for the 'celebrity culture' that comes with the fame of acting in such a successful show.

Noramoji Project by john cheng

The Noramoji Project is one of the greatest undertakings that I've come across. Noramoji are fonts made from the deconstruction of storefront signage found all over Japan. These fonts can't be found in books or type kits, they have to be sought out.

The goal of Noramoji is to find these fonts, deconstruct and analyze the fonts in order to recreate a full set of hiragana or katakana and then returning the letters back to the store owners. You can actually download these fonts and donate to fund their ongoing project. The proceeds are then given back to the store owners that the fonts were found from.

What a great idea!

プロジェクトサイトはこちら → 古い町並みには、洗練されていないけれど個性的で味のある文字がたくさんあります。このプロジェクトは、そんなステキな文字たちを「のらもじ」と名付け、それを 発見 → 分析 → フォント化 を進めていく活動です。