Curiosity Depends On What You Already Know: What’s curious about curiosity, though, is that it doesn’t seem to be tied to any specific reward.
Designing For Complexity: The question arises for designers: how to design within and between the spaces, objects and interactions that comprise these total — and in historical terms, totally new — human experiences?
Like This So I Know I’m Real: If the “like” remains the basic unit of reaction on social media—and therefore, of online life—then the most powerful force is indifference.
China Tries Its Hand At Pre-Crime: China’s effort to flush out threats to stability is expanding into an area that used to exist only in dystopian sci-fi: pre-crime.
Plext: An iOS and Android app that lets people anonymously message each other based on their license plate numbers.
Virtual PO Box: This gives customers control over where, when, and how they receive their mail and packages.
The Amazon Echo Dot: It’s Alexa in a tiny package and it works with any speaker. But for right now, you can only order if it you already have an Echo or a Fire TV.
Death Is A High-Tech Trip In Japan’s Futuristic Cemeteries: In Japan, declining birth rates, shortages of space in cities, and skyrocketing prices for cemetery plots have brought on a radical rethink in how the deceased are both buried and commemorated by those they leave behind.
Inside High-Rise: For Ben Wheatley’s new film, High-Rise, graphic artists Michael Eaton and Felicity Hickson designed a wide range of props, from books and cigarette packs to the entire contents of a supermarket.
A Visual Survey Of NYC Coffee Cups: The to-go cup’s ubiquity is symbolic of a certain lifestyle shared in the most populous place in the nation
Levi Brooks is the CEO/Co-founder of Use All Five.
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