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Truth Be Told and Patterns of Transformation

Truth Be Told and Patterns of Transformation

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of April 23rd brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

Truth Be Told: Throughout history, truth has preoccupied all disciplines and ways of thought, strongly correlated as it is with the principles that shape our collective sphere, such as trust, democracy, justice, and freedom. Today, all over the world, and particularly in the US, it is preoccupying people to the point of [healthy] obsession.

Patterns Of Transformation: Designing sex, death, and survival in the 21st Century.

The Race to Save Computer-Based Art: When it comes to the conservation of computer-based art, the code has yet to be written—but a groundbreaking initiative at the Guggenheim could help establish standards for the industry.

How Nostalgia Made America Great Again: When the present looks bleak, we reach for a rose-tinted past.

Products

Aristotle: A voice-activated speaker that will understand, educate, and entertain children.

Token: A browser for the Ethereum network that provides universal access to financial services.

Taqanu: A conceptual application could help refugees lacking identity paperwork by going through their digital footprints.

Visuals

After The Sphinx: After the success of her sugar sphinx, Kara Walker is a whole different kind of public figure — and figuring out a whole new approach to public art.

Judging An Album By Its Cover: How Hipgnosis, the London studio which designed artwork for everyone from Pink Floyd to Peter Gabriel, transformed the look of the record

Minimalism Is Dead: Designers are embracing luxurious materials and textures, testing ambitious silhouettes, and piling on the details to yield products and furnishings that are visually enticing and emotionally evocative.