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Internet Slang Meets Sign Language and Hallucinogenic Hyperrealities

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of March 2nd brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.


Internet Slang Meets American Sign Language: How do you sign “new” words? The Deaf community works as a network, collectively brainstorming new sign language terms over the web, until dominant signs emerge.

Cartooning The Body: The rise of cartoon imagery in contemporary art mirrors the ways capitalism has made us all malleable

Futures Of The Text Message: Whereas computer interaction to date has largely been about discrete, deliberate events – a shift to messaging- or conversational-based UI’s and implicit hyperlinks would make computer interaction far more fluid and natural.

Is Anything Trendy Anymore?: In fashion, in music, subcultures that feed the mainstream have given way to niche aesthetics.


Capsula Mundi: An organic, biodegradable burial capsule that will turn the deceased’s body into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of their remains.

AskNative: An app to offering you the local insights you have been searching for around the world in new social network for travelers, enabling globetrotters to share travel and cultural tips with other natives across the globe with ease.

oneminute: Every day the app gives you a single opportunity via push notification to take a photo, but you’ve got to take the shot within sixty seconds of being prompted.


Hallucinogenic Hyperrealities: As exhibited in the work of artist and clinician Will Pappenheimer, even hallucinogens have become unhinged, engineered into virtual designer drugs that a user can “drop” with the click or lick of an app.

Origin Story Of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures Album Cover: The band’s 1979 Unknown Pleasures album cover leaned entirely on a small mysterious data display, printed in white on black.

Wanderings 2.0: Represented via an HD projection Wanderings 2.0 are supposed to demonstrate the enchanting beauty of the simulation’s textures and the hypnotic effect of discovering previously unknown locations.

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