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Losing Sight of the Stars and the Dark, Alternate Universe of Tech Design

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of September 5th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.


Richard Sapper’s Dark, Alternate Universe Of Tech Design: What if Apple’s influential aesthetic were black and boxy, instead of cute, soft, and round?

What Else Do We Lose When We Lose Sight Of The Stars?: As artificial light brightens the night sky, we increasingly lose our view of the stars, planets and constellations, as well as the sense that we’re part of a larger galaxy.

The Triumph Rise of the Shitpic: As files are put through a myriad of compression algorithms and Instagram filters, a new aesthetic of digital decay has started to emerge.

What Do Clothes Say?: Clothes can be forms of thought as articulate as a poem or equation. Why then does philosophy like to dress them down?


Blokdust: A web app that lets users create music, instruments and sound-art right in the browser, in an intuitive visual way.

Sgnl: The smart strap that enables you to make calls by placing your fingertip on your ear.

Aloha: A fast, free, full-featured mobile web browser that provides maximum privacy and security.


Folding Patterns: An investigation of methods to create three dimensional structures that behave like folded paper and have controllable properties.

Nan Goldin Unveils New Work: The New Yorker, alongside artists Marlene Dumas, Steve McQueen, and Wolfgang Tillmans, pays tribute to Oscar Wilde’s incarceration with new film and photography work.

Nirvana On The Cusp: This is a video of Nirvana playing Smells Like Teen Spirit in a small club just two days after Nevermind came out in 1991.

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