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A New OS for the Digital Economy and the Relativity of Matter

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of March 21st brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

Distributed: A New OS For The Digital Economy: Digital tech was supposed to usher in an age of prosperity, but so far it has put industrial capitalism on steroids. Social networks surrender their missions to data mining, and banks abandon investing for algorithms- all to stoke growth.

Age Of Entanglement: This essay proposes a map for four domains of creative exploration—Science, Engineering, Design and Art—in an attempt to represent the antidisciplinary hypothesis: that knowledge can no longer be ascribed to, or produced within, disciplinary boundaries, but is entirely entangled.

Music By The Numbers: The streaming sites have taken away the ache of not owning. And I now realize that the ache was the attraction.

Why There Was No Breakout Technology At SXSW This Year: Most of the discussions seemed to die inside the Austin Convention Center, and there’s a consistent reason why: for the most exciting topics in tech, the future seems to be running a little behind schedule.

Products

Machine Wilderness: An artscience program dedicated to investigating ecological robotics through the design of artificial organisms in relation to habitats, seasons and cycles.

Oombrella: A beautiful smart connected umbrella that alerts you before it rains and sends you a notification if you leave it behind.

Hyperloop’s Interactive Windows: It’s psychologically really important and great to have the possibility to look out the window.

Visuals

1979 Mediterranean Games Graphics Manual: The logo was designed by Borislav Ljubičić, and the manual was created in 1977 by the International Olympic Committee’s visual communications department.

Levi Van Veluw’s Experiential Labyrinth: ‘The Relativity of Matter’, an experiential and immersive installation that transplants visitors into an unrecognizable and atmospheric dreamscape.

Letter Kit: ‘The Relativity of Matter’, an experiential and immersive installation that transplants visitors into an unrecognizable and atmospheric dreamscape.


Levi Brooks is the CEO/Co-founder of Use All Five.
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