May 23, 2014
Call this market category code: Spirograph Futurism.
Definition: Friendly, accessible, cheerful patterns representing complex information/network. Big Data is fun! (Cf. Cute Cthulhu meme?)
Notes on this code: Sci-Fi/Fantasy imagery avoiding a technological/masculine/dystopian vibe. Future world depicted as colorful, utopian, glowing with light — while present/reality is drab.
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