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Trust Me and Elegant Failures

Trust Me and Elegant Failures

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of November 20th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.


Can Your City Change Your Mind?: The design of our spaces can heal us, hurt us, and alter the way we think.

Trust Me: Societies where people trust one another are healthier and wealthier. In the U.S. (and the U.K. and elsewhere), social trust has been falling for decades — in part because our populations are more diverse. What can we do to fix it?

Towards The New Realism: Recently we have seen a growing interest in realism, which for a long time seemed historically passé. But the notion of realism is not as obvious as it seems.

Computer ‘Dreams’: Researchers at DeepMind wrote in a paper published online Thursday that they had achieved a leap in the speed and performance of a machine learning system.


Sansar: A new virtual reality experience from Linden Lab.

Ava: The fastest and easiest way for deaf and hard-of-hearing people to understand and participate in conversations with people who can hear.

Tumbleweed: A platform for you to speak openly and honestly about the issues that matter to you.


Elegant Failures: L.A.-based artist Friedrich Kunath on the progression from nostalgia to irony and invisible sculptures.

The Making Of London’s New Design Museum: What should a museum of design look and feel like in 2016?

Google Arts & Culture Experiments: Experiments at the crossroads of art and technology, created by artists and creative coders with Google Arts & Culture.