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The Digital Honeymoon is Over and Inscriptions in Stone

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of November 8th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

The Digital Honeymoon Is Over – How Technology Is Changing The Art World: A new book by Jonathan Openshaw is exploring the complex relationship between technology, the internet and the way artists are producing objects in the 21st century.

Futures Along The Blockchain: A web project gathering artists, musicians, and writers to annotate a case study which explores the history of Bitcoin while speculating on the utility of its underlying blockchain technology for both art and music distribution.

Critical Algorithm Studies: This list is an attempt to collect and categorize a growing critical literature on algorithms as social concerns.

Economy 2016: What you need to know about the global economy in 2016.

Products

NYT VR: A mobile app that can be used — along with your headphones and optionally a cardboard viewing device — to simulate richly immersive scenes from across the globe.

Zolt: A pocketable, 70-watt charger that can power three gadgets at once.

Call Frank: Get a call every night to record feedback on your day.

Visuals

Phone Arts: An International collaborative project experimenting using only the mobile phone as the medium to create unique compositions. They explore the boundaries of the phone to create graphic illustrations and designs.

Inscriptions In Stone: Nick Benson, a third-generation stone carver and MacArthur Fellow, knows first-hand what it means to practice an ancient form of typography in the digital age.

Labor That Makes Beauty: Master engraver and printmaker Andrew Raftery discusses a recent project that draws from a range of mediums, time periods and cultures. His creation is contemporary fine art that challenges the meaning of “contemporary.”


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