In the City of Lights

Posted on Jan 13, 2008 in Research, Trade Shows, Trends

Living in Asia for some seven years, I thought I had seen it all when it comes to the excessive use of light bulbs and neon tubes in the streets… little did I know that my memories of Tokyo’s Shibuya district now feel like ‘underexposed images’ when I compare them to my impressions of ‘The Strip’ in Las Vegas.

Visiting the Consumer Electronics Show there, I have not yet decided whether I should be fascinated or disgusted by the city’s artificiality, chintzy glamour and affluence of materiality. While Vegas offers an intriguing mixture of entertainment, gambling and great food, it certainly seems that all good taste is doomed to remain outside the city limits…

So, what do you think?