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Art in the Digital Age and the Play Deficit

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of December 20th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.


Art In The Digital Age: Cedric Kiefer & Julia Laub, the founders of onformative, give an insight into their unique approach to design in Berlin.

The Play Deficit: Children today are cossetted and pressured in equal measure. Without the freedom to play they will never grow up.

11 Reasons Why 2015 Was A Great Year For Humanity: We are living through the most astonishing period of human progress in history. And nobody’s telling us about it.

AI Machines Are Learning To Understand Stories: Face and speech recognition is now child’s play for the most advanced AI machines. But understanding stories is much harder. That looks set to change.


BeeLine : Handlebar compass forgoes turn-by-turn navigation for “fuzzy navigation.”

CoeLux: The light of Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and The Tropics are the three types of settings that CoeLux offers for you to experience, anywhere, anytime.

Tech Tats: Sticking to the skin just like temporary tattoos do, Tech Tats are made of electronic components and are able to monitor your vital statistics — your heart rate, your blood pressure, your body temperature and more.


NY Time’s Best In Art Of 2015: The co-chief art critics for The New York Times on the most notable themes of the year.

Oliver Wainwright’s Top 10 Architecture Of 2015: From sublime Soviet bus stops to the Liverpool terrace that won the Turner, Oliver picks his 2015 design and architecture highlights.

HOLO 2: The second issue of Creative Application’s magazine on ’emerging trajectories in art, science and technology’ – releasing Feb 2016.

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