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How Art Transforms the Internet and the Secret of Immigrant Genius

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of January 18th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.


How Art Transforms The Internet: In this video essay, Evan Puschak argues that the best of Internet artists could help us preserve our humanity as we become increasingly reliant on algorithms to make decisions, and develop aesthetic principles that guide our transition to a more digital world.

The Secret Of Immigrant Genius: Having your world turned upside down sparks creative thinking.

How Messy Problems Can Inspire Creativity: Challenges and problems can derail your creative process … or they can make you more creative than ever.

When Games Try to Save The World: Dozens of games, both online and analog, say they increase empathy and change behavior. Do they work?

These Tricks Make Virtual Reality Feel Real: Realistic digital spaces need delusions as much as they need detail.


GyroGlove: The glove, designed for Parkinson’s patients, uses gyroscopes to resist a person’s hand movement, thus dampening any tremors.

WormBot: Part of an effort to build the world’s first digital animal.

Anaptar: Visualizing the data of the Sun and the Moon in a novel calendar


David Bowie’s Relationship With Graphic Design: David Bowie leaves a towering creative legacy, but what of his influence on graphic design? Lynda Relph-Knight examines Bowie’s relationship with designers and the impact his music, artwork and even stage personas made on visual design.

Mapping Shakespeare’s Tragedies: Are Shakespeare’s tragedies all structured in the same way? Are the characters rather isolated, grouped, all connected?

Spectra-3 By FIELD: A physical-digital sculpture that tells three stories of communication through a choreography of movement, animated lights and spatialised sound.

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