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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.

Ideas

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.

Products

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.

Visuals

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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