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Our Obsession with Serial and the Net Neutrality Makeover

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of December 1st brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

Totally Obsessed: The New Age Of Cultural Manias: How Serial, Beyoncé, and True Detective have put us on the perpetual the lookout for that next binge-experience. And why have we turned into compulsive obsession-seekers?

Steve Albini On The Surprisingly Sturdy State Of The Music Industry: The internet has solved music’s problems — it has facilitated the most direct and efficient, compact relationship ever between band and audience.

What Airbnb Gets About Culture That Uber Doesn’t: While Uber attempts to foster a culture of control, Airbnb thrives on a culture of community.

The Economics Of Seinfeld: A group of professors put together a series of Seinfeld clips that makes economic concepts come alive, and more real for students.

Products

Seenapse: A tool to create mental associations between two seemingly unrelated topics.

25 Days Of: Build your own digital advent calendar.

Endless: Explore the world through Wikipedia.

Visuals

Seven Design Firms Give ‘Net Neutrality’ A Makeover: Imagine how much more attractive the policy would be if it weren’t saddled with the vague and unlovable name “net neutrality”.

Canine Culture: Gorgeous photography and such a variety of cultured canine content that even a cat person will find themselves absorbed

The Petroglyphomat – Positive Vandalism Machine By Lorenz Potthast: A machine that engraves pixel-based, iconographical symbols into stone. It is a lasting way to leave your mark in the digital world.

Elegant Generative Art Explores The Haiku As Code: Beautiful, complex visualizations of the simple form of poetry.


Jason Farrell is the CTO/Co-founder of Use All Five.
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