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Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of February 12th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

Digital Star Chambers Algorithms are producing profiles of you. What do they say? You probably don’t have the right to know.

Library Of The Printed Web: Paul Soulellis makes art out of the internet.

What’s Still Missing From The AI Revolution: AI is full of promise—and potential dangers. Five key challenges lie ahead, according to IBM Watson’s former general manager.

How An Antiquarian Horologist Brings Tiny Machines Back To Life: The minutiae of restoring 18th-century technology.

Products

Data Selfie: A new Chrome extension reveals the unsettling amount of information the company might have on you.

Sewbo: A machine that can sew an entire garment.

Vuzix: A pair of augmented reality smartglassesthat will be thin enough to wear comfortably.

Visuals

The Pull Of Hockney’s Pool Paintings: David Hockney found his great inspiration in the backyards of California, spurring on his own technical experiments and influencing generations of artists.

Beyond Brutalism: We find ourselves now in a specific moment, witnessing a shift in the evolving idea of what a building can mean. This flux evidences the malleability of cement.

Open Access At The Met: As of today, all images of public-domain works in The Met collection are available under Creative Commons Zero (CC0).


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