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Life’s Stories and Tech’s Enduring Great-Man Myth

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of August 16th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

Life’s Stories: How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.

The Future Of Virtual Reality: With the Oculus Rift headset due to launch early in 2016 after what feels like an eternity of build up, consumer level virtual reality is about to transition into an actual reality.

Tech’s Enduring Great-Man Myth: The idea that particular individuals drive history has long been discredited. Yet it persists in the tech industry, obscuring some of the fundamental factors in innovation.

The Rise Of Phone Reading: It’s not the e-reader that will be driving future books sales, it’s the phone; how publishers are rethinking books for the small screen.

Products

Nymi: The world’s first biometrically authenticated wearable, ensuring payment by identifying the unique rhythm of the wearer’s heart.

Droners: A site that connects you with local, professional drone pilots to film your wedding, real estate, surf session, anything

KooWho: The new product evolves the modern bike lock into a safety device to prevent cyclists from drinking and riding.

Visuals

JuiceVCR: The platform is the brainchild of Jessica Straker and was created by design studio antipattern with the aim of bringing weird, wonderful, under-the-radar music to us instantly.

NASA Graphics Standards Manual: The logo (often referred to as “the worm”) evokes qualities of unity, technical precision, scientific capabilities and uniqueness.

A Trip Down Memory Lane: A visual time capsule from 1965, once opened, yields a sharply rendered exploration of ‘human might, majesty and mayhem’.


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