Tag Archive: consumer

Current reading: The Hidden Persuaders


  ‘An introduction to the techniques of mass-persuasion through the unconscious’   Written by Vance Packard in 1956, Hidden Persuaders looks at the behaviour of consumers and how it was mined by Motivational… Continue reading

Control and the loss of the ‘narrative stroll’


‘Now I want to say a few words about escalators and elevators. Given their very real pleasures in Portman’s architecture – particularly these last, which the artist has termed ‘gigantic kinetic sculptures’ and… Continue reading