In a new study that will surprise, well, no one we can think of, two researchers at Indiana University have found that attractive, dolled up lady newscasters make it harder for male viewers to retain the information of the broadcast. Heh, we said broadcast. We’re sure that this research will usher in a new wave of mousy, seriously dressed female news anchors — because the producers of these news shows really care how much information their viewers retain. Right?
Filmmaker Gary Hustwit is at it again. After having created two fantastic films, Helvetica and Objectified, he’s now busy at work on Urbanized. His newest film “a feature-length documentary about the design of cities which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design, and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders,…