Use All Five Squiggle Graphic

The Cyberpunk Dystopia We Were Warned About and the Death of Flair

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of August 21st brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.


The Cyberpunk Dystopia We Were Warned About Is Already Here: Humanity is heading toward a future that nobody wants because the cultural systems we are living within have become profoundly disconnected from ecological, political, and economic reality.

The Death Of Flair: The new Millennial-approved restaurant aesthetic, which Friday’s is attempting to replicate in Corpus Christi, has become the beige-linen wall covering of choice, papering over the scruffier textures of the city’s quirky saloons, galleries, bookstores, and mom-and-pop shops.

The Connoisseur Of Pain: Stung by dozens of different insects for his research, the entomologist Justin Schmidt has become an expert in physical agony.

How an Algorithm Learned To Identify Depressed Individuals By Studying Their Instagram Photos: Your mental health is reflected in the images you choose to post on social media, say researchers who have trained a machine to spot depression on Instagram.


Tinitell: A rugged, child-sized watch that is a combination cell phone and GPS locator.

Toasteroid: Toast awesome images, the weather, send toast messages, and everything in between to cure your morning blues!

Cronzy Pen: A new device that can scan and use all of the existing colors and shades in the world.

AgencyList: A professional resource to help businesses, students and industry professionals find the top advertising agencies in every major market across the country.


Little Browser:Fed with a single ‘home’ url, an autonomous crawler navigates web pages of which main elements have been translated into game objects—links become gates, divs are clouds, images turns to trees, Facebook links to big red boxes, etc.

What Do You Meme?: This exhibition is unpacking the path of the divisive Internet meme, from URL to IRL

Interactive Art Using Reflection: As an interactive artist Rozin creates installations and sculptures that have the unique ability to change and respond to the presence and point of view of the viewer.

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

Get new perspectives and the latest information delivered to your inbox: