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Scott Adelson
Works at Flypside
Attended Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
Lives in Tiburon, CA
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gotta love kids from detroit. #Creem   #motown   #bowhowdy  
Kickstarter launched for film about storied, irrepressible Detroit music magazine, with Alice Cooper, Thurston Moore and more contributing interviews
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no for pros only. #branding   #agency   #communication   #expereince  
The old way of designing brands is in desperate need of a rethink, writes Edenspiekermann's Paul Woods.
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minimum for full decompression. #takeabreak   #vacation   #travel  
The Romans did it. Jesus did it. Why, when we need it the most, are we limiting ourselves to such short sojourns?
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magic man. #literature   #fiction   #borges  
Argentine authors explain why revered writer Jorge Luis Borges remains relevant 30 years after his death - report by Irene Caselli.
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long live North Beach! #sanfrancisco   #beats   #literature  
The Beats and beyond. From Trieste to Vesuvio, The Godfather to The Dharma Bums, Coppola to Kerouac, take a poetic tour of Ready State’s San Francisco neighborhood.
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applied (color) theory. #DFW   #infinitejest   #davidfosterwallace   #literature  
DETROIT — When a tweet from @CorrieBaldauf breaks into your Twitterstream, it is captivating and disorienting for a number of reasons. More often than not, she is live-tweeting her progress through…
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"I would prefer not to." #UBI   #working   #monday  
Fears of civilization-wide idleness are based too much on the downsides of being unemployed in a society premised on the concept of employment.
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good-time maps. #travel   #roadtrip   #nationalparks  
Cartographers at the National Park Service make beautiful, easy-to-read maps for the parks’ 300 million annual visitors.
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yankee dandy. #language   #linguistics   #americanenglish  
During a whirlwind 15-month period in the late 1920s, technology and cultural trends intersected in turning Yankee diction into a global force.
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a good "think again" piece on adam smith. #economics   #adamsmith  
The allure of extreme wealth can contort human sympathies, causing the public to admire the wealthy and shun the poor.
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on handling language. #philosophy   #wittgenstein   #perception  
When Wittgenstein returned to philosophy, the idea that drove him beyond all others was that the nature of language had been misunderstood by philosophers. They were better conceived of as a part of the activity of life. As such, they were more like tools. It is the utility of handles that Wittgenstein insists on here: "The functions of words are as diverse as the functions of these objects.” The pump don’t work ’cause the vandals took the handle...
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Communicator, Writer. Co-Founder/CGO, Flypside; President, Signal Media Project; Columnist, EcoSalon.
Education
  • Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
    Journalism, 1988
  • Brandeis University
    English and American Literature, 1986
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Male
Work
Occupation
Writer, editor, communicator
Skills
Speaks human.
Employment
  • Flypside
    Co-Founder, Chief Growth Officer, 2014 - present
    Flypside is a revolutionary new smartphone application for people in motion. It allows you to create a forward-facing timeline to communicate where you will be in the future and meet up with the people you choose. Overseeing all growth activity, including brand development and communication, user acquisition, international partnerships, marketing communication strategy and staff.
  • Adelson & Associates
    Communication Consultant, 2000 - present
    Communication strategies. Communication solutions.
  • Signal Media Project
    President, Executive Director, 2013 - present
    Promoting and facilitating the accurate portrayal of science, technology and history in popular media. Changing our culture's relationship with popular media. http://signalmedia.org/
  • Ecosalon
    Senior Editor, Columnist, 2010 - present
    Columnist: HyperKulture: http://ecosalon.com/tag/hyperkulture/ & InPRINT: http://ecosalon.com/tag/inprint/.
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Tiburon, CA
Previously
Detroit, MI
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The Daring, “Degenerate” Book Jackets of the Weimar Republic
hyperallergic.com

Weimar book artists mashed up the styles of new art movements — Expressionism, New Objectivity, Constructivism, plus photography — to design

The Millions : Confining Roberto Bolaño’s ‘2666’ to the Stage
www.themillions.com

Reading Roberto Bolaño's 2666, or perhaps any masterwork of its scope, like War and Peace, one experiences a sequence of intellectual, emoti

Brancusi, Constantin: Fine Arts, Before 1945
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Brancusi, Constantin pictures on theredlist.com

Juxtapoz Magazine - Photographing Nudes with Sam Haskins
www.juxtapoz.com

South African photographer Sam Haskins, who passed away in 2009, left behind a defining legacy as a key player in mainstream 20th century ph

Do People Blow Your Mind? You Just Might Be a Humanist
ecosalon.com

If you experience awe when witnessing dazzling examples of our human footprint, you might be a humanist - something with very down-to-earth

Celebrating Cassandre: Gorgeous Vintage Posters by One of History’s Grea...
www.brainpickings.org

"He translated the essence of a thing -- like a train, a ship, or a person -- to the most 'graphic' expression." French-Ukrainian painter

Tauba Auerbach's RGB Colorspace Atlas Depicts Every Color Imaginable
www.thisiscolossal.com

The RGB Colorspace Atlas by New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach is a massive tome containing digital offset prints of every variation of RG

“Inherent Vice” Review
www.newyorker.com

Anthony Lane on Paul Thomas Anderson’s Pynchon adaptation: at times, you want him to leave the writer’s orbit and follow his own strange sta

Artists Give Vaccines a Much-Needed Shot in the Arm
hyperallergic.com

A new vaccination awareness campaign The Art of Saving a Life, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will be rolled out

Why Do People Love Bill Murray So Much?
ecosalon.com

People love Bill Murray. A lot. What is it that makes him so special?

The Real Crisis of Journalism - The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com

The self-purge at The New Republic might be taken as part of the demise of old journalistic institutions. Or it might be the story of one in

How facts backfire
www.boston.com

Researchers discover a surprising threat to democracy: our brains

A Better Way to Think About the Genre Debate - The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com

The distinction between literary fiction and genre fiction is neither contemporary nor ageless. It bears the stamp of a unique time in liter

Why “Psychological Androgyny” Is Essential for Creativity
www.brainpickings.org

"Creative individuals are more likely to have not only the strengths of their own gender but those of the other one, too." Despite the im

“The Giving Tree” at Fifty: Sadder Than I Remembered - The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com

A strange thing happens when we encounter a book we used to love and suddenly find it charmless; the feeling is one of puzzled dissociation.

Gonzo Erotica: Fight Club Author Chuck Palahniuk Talks About Sex and Dea...
www.sfweekly.com

Rather than take recent advice delivered by ;Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk, to ease the reader into it a piece of writing, coaxing them

The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State | Bro...
www.bkmag.com

All are literary in voice and spirit; all will let you understand a place in a profound way. And none of them are Gone with the Wind.

Creativity Creep - The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com

In our day, art has been recast as work: it’s now difficult to speak about creativity without also invoking a profession of some kind.

Igor gets it. Its approach steps back from the common to land its clients in their own unique spaces. As a communicator that has to keep multiple strategic balls in the air, I know firsthand the value of a powerful, differentiated and dynamic name/brand that functions as a north star by which all "things" navigate. I highly recommend this firm as among the best in the business.
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reviewed 9 months ago
wolfhaus designs does brilliant work, plain and simple. from logo and style development, to web design, to general graphic identify presentations, it takes in brand dna and transforms it into pure storytelling. scott's eye and ability to generate clean, functional and arresting interpretations is as brilliant as any i've worked with in my decades in the communication field.
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