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Visiting a Rural Futurist and the Status of the Art Object

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

Ideas

The Happy Centaur: Visiting A Rural Futurist: 032c commemorate John Berger, who passed away on January 2, 2017 at the age of 90, with Niklas Maak’s portrait of the acclaimed essayist and television host from issue 30.

Monegraph And The Status of The Art Object: A roundtable discussion with six artists, writers, and entrepreneurs on the role of new platforms and their impact on the circulation of the art object.

‘Final Fantasy’ Taught Me How To Be A Friend: The games shaped my early ideas of devotion, love, and risk.

Skins, Chips, And Stone of Jordans: Searching for the value of emergent video game economies.

Products

Hoaxy: A tool to visualize the spread of claims and fact checking.

Compass: A wearable suit designed out of three pieces with each including movable flaps that work together and ‘point’ north.

Compute Card: Could revolutionize consumer technology by making your old — but still functional — tech feel ‘new’ again.

Visuals

Design in 2016 Should’ve Been “More Punk”: In 2016, Modern mannerisms have met with idiosyncratic fonts, and typography has reigned supreme.

Everything Has Already Been Written About Jenny Holzer: As information displays change, she is able to subsume and then imbue them with her take to irritate our environments dominated by impersonal text.

New Museums Opening In 2017: Nothing kick-starts a city like a new museum. Major cultural projects were a little thin on the ground in 2016, but 2017 will be a busy year in the international art calendar.


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