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The New Science of Touch and How the Swede’s Will Kill Cash

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of May 16th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

Feel Me: What the new science of touch says about ourselves.

One Swede Will Kill Cash Forever: Over 350 years ago, Sweden was the first European nation to print paper money. Now it could be the first to phase it out.

How Can We Save Our Public Libraries?: This film explores the imminent threat to an institution that has, for centuries, upheld the education, social mobility and dreams of our youth

Americans Don’t Miss Manufacturing — They Miss Unions: Candidates talk about manufacturing because of what it represents in the popular imagination: a source of stable, well-paying jobs, especially for people without a college degree. But that image is rooted more in nostalgia than in reality.

Products

The Roll: So in a world where we all consider ourselves a modern day Ansel Adams, EyeEm’s new AI-powered app brings a healthy dose of reality to us amateur iPhone pocket.

Final: Final lets you give a unique credit card number to every merchant, or a disposable one-time use number for one-off purchases.

Sign In With Slack: Today, the company is unveiling a new feature called “Sign in with Slack” — which will let Slack users sign into and use other apps using their Slack identities.

Visuals

Blueprint: An installation designed to explore the relationship and parallels between natural and artificial systems – creating a visual composition that uses mathematical principles of logic that underpin life.

All Over The Map: There is something magical about maps. They transport you to a place you’ve never seen, from the ocean depths to the surface of another planet. Or a world that exists only in the imagination of a novelist.

Theremin In The Browser: Channel your inner Portishead with this browser-based theremin instrument.


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