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Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of January 19th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

Why The Modern World Is Bad For Your Brain: neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient.

How The Universe Made The Stuff That Made Us: 2015 won’t conform neatly to our organizational goals and expectations — to succeed, we must learn to adapt ourselves and our organizations to the unforeseen events that will undoubtedly shape the year ahead.

David Cameron’s Plan To Ban Whatsapp Is Ludicrous: The PM wants to block all encrypted communications, including apps like Snapchat and Whatsapp. One leading hacker explains why it’ll never work

An Unearthed Martin Luther King Jr. Recording You’ve Never Heard.: This recording of King speaking off the cuff reminds us that the word is barely big enough to describe King’s contribution.

Products

Luxafor: A USB light indicator that shows your colleagues your availability and notifies about important incoming information.

Dolfi: The world’s smallest and gentlest washing device.

Kapture: A customizable wristband that allows you to save and share spontaneous audio so you never miss a moment.

Visuals

Perfect Circles: Albers’ Kombinationschrift alphabet was a modular lettering system based upon ten basic shapes derived from a circle and a square.

String Fountain : Created by Paolo Salvagione during his residency at Autodesk’s new facility on Pier 9, String Fountain is a kinetic sculpture that uses propulsion to elevate a continuous piece of string into the air.

The Catline Guide: Pushing the UK art scene into overdrive, The Catlin Guide profiles the next batch of Britain’s must-see creatives.


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