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Dark Value and The Stack

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of May 9th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

Dark Value: Innovators like Airbnb, Uber and Netflix are creating dark value. The trouble with dark value is that it’s hard to see and hard to harvest.

Benjamin H Bratton’s The Stack: He argues that a disruptive “delamination of jurisdiction from geography” is underway, brought about by discrete networks and platforms of global computation that he calls The Stack.

Metahaven Is Breaking The Propaganda Machine: The politically minded Dutch design collective explore truth and lies in the internet era in new installation project, The Sprawl.

The Nazi Underground: “There are so many tunnels, who knows what else is there,” Tomasz Jurek, one of Lower Silesia’s many treasure hunters, said. “It’s the tip of an underground city.”

Products

VIV: Dag Kittlaus and a third of the original Siri development team left Apple 4 years ago to develop their own artificial intelligence. The first public demonstration is on May 9.

The SFMOMA App: See (and hear) art in a whole new way with the SFMOMA App, which combines mind-blowing audio content with cutting-edge indoor positioning technology.

Roam: Provides short-term apartments with a communal feel, for today’s digital work-from-anywhere nomad.

Visuals

Thru You Too: A music album made out of unrelated YouTube videos mixed together. No additional sounds were recorded and none of the players knew they are participating.

An Essential Guide To Radioactive Art: Presenting original visual and written content from over 60 artists, from drawings, watercolors, or sculpture, The Nuclear Culture Source Book builds on four years of research by editor Ele Carpenter.

Mona Hatoum’s First Tate Modern Retrospective: Her large-scale installations and scaling-up of objects have become a trademark and these modifications of familiar items help her question ideas and introduce themes of confinement, constriction and conflict.


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