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It All Connects and the Strange Inevitability of Evolution

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of October 30th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

It All Connects: In Adam Curtis’ epic documentaries, the world as we know it is pulled back to reveal a complex web of history, technology and power.

The Strange Inevitability Of Evolution: Natural selection supplies an incredibly powerful way of pruning variation into effective solutions to the challenges of the environment. But it can’t explain where all that variation came from.

The Complex Humanity Of Black Mirror: In its third series, the series achieves an imaginative moral and narrative depth that counteracts its often-dark scenarios.

What Makes L.A. The “Capital of Science Fiction”?: A conversation about “Her”, the Bradbury Building, JPL, Octavia Butler, and imagining utopic and dystopic futures for the City of Angels.

SPAN Los Angeles: Google Design’s annual conference exploring the connections between, and conversations around design and technology.

Products

MikroKontrolleur: An interface which enables a vocalist to expand the possibilities of his/her voice through live sound manipulation.

Palimpsest: The Palimpsest uses 3D scanning and virtual reality to record urban spaces and the communities that live in them.

Fuzzy AI: It takes your knowledge and intuition about your business and converts that into an algorithm that improves automatically.

Visuals

Work Of Nothing: Pablo Larios explores Anne Imhof’s exhibition-as-opera at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.

A Space Program: Internationally acclaimed artist Tom Sachs takes us on an intricately handmade journey to the red planet, providing audiences with an intimate, first person look into his studio and methods.

Beautiful Chemistry: A collaboration between the University of Science and Technology of China and Tsinghua University Press, and it aims to ‘bring the beauty of chemistry to the general public’.


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