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Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of October 16th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.


Decoding The Mind: What will we do when neuroimaging allows us to reconstruct dreams and memories?

Teaching Siri To Snark: Imagine if Siri and Cortana and Google Assistant could understand sarcasm, and maybe throw it back in equal measure. What would that mean for robotics and the future of artificial intelligence?

Loneliness Will Be The Next Great Moneyspinner: Isolation among young people is increasing, spawning a new industry in companionship. Soon paying for walks, dinners and dates will feel normal.

Barack Obama Talks AI, Robo Cars, And the Future Of The World: As machine learning enables our computers to teach themselves, a wealth of breakthroughs emerge, ranging from medical diagnostics to cars that drive themselves. A whole lot of worry emerges as well. Who controls this technology? Will it take over our jobs? Is it dangerous?


(centiscript): A JavaScript based creative code environment for creating experimental graphics.

Sprayscape: A perfectly imperfect VR-ish camera that uses your phone’s gyroscope to bring personal perspective and free expression into VR.

iBand+: A headband that tracks and analyzes information about your brain and body throughout the sleep cycle with an advanced auto-learning software algorithm.


Creating Noto For Google: A typeface five years in the making, Google Noto spans more than 100 writing systems, 800 languages, and hundreds of thousands of characters.

Guiding Historic Buildings To Contemporary Identities: Architecture firm Hild und K are no strangers to renovating historic buildings. They were tasked with bringing the dormant 1950s Bikini Berlin into the contemporary. Find out how they approached the building’s identity crisis.

The Spielberg Face: You see the onscreen character watching along with you in wonder, awe, apprehension, fear, sadness. It’s the director’s way of hitting pause, to show the audience this is a critical scene, to reinforce how the audience should be feeling in that moment.

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