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The Capital-I Internet and the Intergalactic Awkwardness of Time Capsules

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


The Inevitable, Intergalactic Awkwardness Of Time Capsules: A close examination of the Voyager Golden Records reveals the one flaw behind all attempts to bottle history: humans.

Accelerationist Art: Despite its image of rapid technological change, progress under capitalism has stalled. Spinning ever faster is not the same as going somewhere. Contemporary Accelerationism wants to take off the brakes, and it is enlisting art’s help to do so.

Elegy For The Capital-I Internet: It’s silly to capitalize it, but doing so gave the global network a needed sense of awe and terror.

Dutch Museum Director, Also an Artist, Gets a Show of His Own: The exhibition, “Willem Sandberg from type to image,” running through Sept. 4 at the De La Warr Pavilion here, is drawn from the Stedelijk’s collection, to which Mr. Sandberg, who died in 1984, bequeathed his personal archive. The show portrays him as an unusually resourceful and expressive graphic designer who applied design to advance his vision of culture as a progressive force in society.


Speck: The $200 device has a tiny air sensor, a nearly silent fan, and a touch-sensitive screen that displays the current PM2.5 level. There is a color graph indicating if the room is in the danger level, and a historical display.

Soli: A new sensing technology that uses miniature radar to detect touchless gesture interactions.

Anypixel: An open-source software and hardware library that makes it possible to use the web to create big, unusual, interactive displays out of all kinds of things.


Building Bolivian Identity With Psychedelic Architecture: Freddy Mamani Silvestre invented a bold and distinctive new style of Bolivian architecture. Borrowing from indigenous Aymara culture, his buildings combine bright colors and striking spaceship-like geometry. With his vibrant designs, Mamani is changing the landscape of his home country and empowering his people.

Early Computers As Objets D’art: Eye-catching design didn’t begin with Apple, as a new, digitally-aided photography series illustrates.

12 51: Using a technique similar to that of Rorschach Inkblot tests, artist Dylan Kraus creates Clox, ink-on-canvas mandalas that do everything but tell time.

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