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Sound Matters and the Birth and Death of Privacy

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of January 4th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

The Birth And Death Of Privacy: Humans do have an instinctual desire for privacy. However, for 3,000 years, cultures have nearly always prioritized convenience and wealth over privacy.

Sound Matters: We talk about how cities and buildings look. We call places landmarks or eyesores. But we rarely talk about how architecture sounds, aside from when a building or room is noisy.

The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind: Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.

Tech Trends 2016: With the start of a new year, the exciting question is: What technology trends will radically transform businesses in 2016 and beyond?

Products

Quipt: A gesture-based control software that facilitates new ways to communicate with industrial robots.

Behaviosec : Technology start-up building next-gen security solutions through behavioral biometrics like speed, temperature and rhythm.

Netflix Party: A Chrome extension to synchronize Netflix video playback on multiple computers. You know, for movie nights with that long-distance special someone.

Visuals

Tracing You: By cross referencing visitor IP addresses with available online data sources, the system traces each visitor back through the network to its possible origin.

Mirko Borsche, On Design History And Brainstorming: Whether it is the cover designs of progressive art magazine Kaleidoscope or the visual identity of the Bavarian State Opera – Mirko Borsche and his team are behind some of the most clever, effective and bold works of graphic design out there.

Hyperallergic’s Top 10 Works Of Internet Art: From entire exhibitions to individual works, here are the top picks of art from the paths of the information superhighway we’ve traversed this year.


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