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Sensory Gating and the History of Mental Illness In Art

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of January 25th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.


Creativity And Sensory Gating: Research provides first physiological evidence that creativity may indeed be associated with the reduced ability to filter our “irrelevant” sensory information.

A Circus Of The Senses: It makes letters colourized and numbers pulsate with cosmic time: a rare gift, or are we all on the synaesthetic spectrum?

Nature In The Office: A growing number of companies experimenting with “biophilic design inverventions,” small nature-inspired changes that can have dramatic impacts on productivity, focus, and stress.

Attention: A Muscle To Strengthen: A doctor’s recommendations for mental health evoke more philosophy than biology.


pplkpr: An app that tracks, analyzes, and auto-manages your relationships.

Generate: An app lets you combine and edit images or videos using an array of filters, sliders, and image layering capabilities.

Pocket Operators: Teenage Engineering in a collaboration with Cheap Monday, launch a new range of micro synthesizers for only $59.


A Short History Of Mental Illness In Art: Art has led the way in seeing mental illness not as alien or contemptible but part of the human condition – even as a positive and useful experience.

Blueprint: A new piece from UVA that embraces the relationship and parallels between art and science, creating compositions through the mathematical principles of logic that underpin life.

Matchbook Diaries: Very simple concept; an Instagram account collecting photos of NYC restaurant matchbooks.

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