Strands of Genius: August 19th
Curated by @rosiesiman + @faris.
- Why do we continue love the music we heard as teenagers? We thought it was something to do with the soundtrack to your sexual awakening. Turns out there are a bunch of neurological reasons too.
- Our very good friends - the isthisgood? collective - were featured in this BBC News video about the new type of technology driven creative - the eclectic, electric geek artist. Nice one, dudes!
- The UK's OfCom body has just released their always interesting annual Communications Market Report, stuffed with digital facts and figures. It also includes a test you can do to find out "tech savvy" you are.
- Are you pro-sharing economy? Do you rave about services like AirBnB and Uber? If so, you definitely, must read this article from The New Republic about how Silicon Valley is ruining "sharing" for everybody. We're still thankful for both services, but can see how maybe we should couch for-profit sharing in a different light.
- If you combine real time face tracking and projection mapping technology you can project make up on to a face in real time.
- Why Mason jars are "authenticity, repurposed." (For years Rosie has said it's a sure fact that sweet tea just tastes better from a Mason jar. Maybe this is why...)
- Faris has been wearing Nooka watches since someone gave him an orange one at a party in NYC. He even ended up 'modeling' for their innovator lookbook. Now Nooka are running an Indiegogo project for the Nookrono where you can pre-purchase their new chronograph watches. Getchya one!
- For those with kids, some global parenting habits that haven't caught-on just yet. Though the Vietnamese typically have kids out of diapers by 9 months, so maybe we should take up peeing and whistling... Though I'm not sure a lack of eye-contact for kids is great. (I'm lookin' at you Kenyan moms.) (See what I did there?)
- Contrary to popular belief, happiness tends to return to a baseline, after spiking up for lottery wins, or down due to unfortunate accidents. It's the every day things that grind you down. See Stumbling on Happiness for more insight into how bad we are at predicting what we make us happy.