This is not a (Rorschach) Test

This is not a (Rorschach) Test

The Rorschach test has become a common theme in art, design, and pop culture: from the cover of Jay-Z’s “Decoded” to Andy Warhol’s art, it’s taken on a life of its own. We were excited to get a copy of…

Nonsense: The Power Of Not Knowing

Nonsense: The Power Of Not Knowing

How does the brain react to ambiguity? And are those reactions a good thing or a bad thing? Jamie Holmes takes a look at this and other concepts in Nonsense: The Power Of Not Knowing, an exceptionally relevant book these…

You're Saying It Wrong

You’re Saying It Wrong

Well, you might or might not be saying it wrong. We had the pleasure of flipping through You’re Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words–and Their Tangled Histories of Misuse by Ross and Kathryn…

The Art of People

The Art of People

“They like me. They really, really like me” – Sally Field. And, theoretically, everyone else can say that too, after reading this book, The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want. Author Dave…

Hyper-Reality: Idiocracy x Blade Runner x Times Square

This video. There’s maybe no one more excited about virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) than advertisers, who can’t wait to create immersive experiences and additional layers that you’ll interact with and that might maybe even make you want…

Anxiously Awaiting Radiohead's New Single, "Delete Your Account"

Anxiously Awaiting Radiohead’s New Single, “Delete Your Account”

…because that’s what Radiohead’s been doing for the last several hours, deleting their social media accounts. And their website, too, while they’re at it, which faded away gradually with some handy javascript. Why? Well, who knows. It should be obvious,…

Azile, The Chatbot That Was Savage AF AI

Chatbots. They’re so hot right now. Chatbots. Really, though, you can’t spend more than 20 seconds on Twitter these days without encountering some kind of tweet about chatbots, Facebook Messenger, AI, conversational commerce, etc, etc… and yeah, we’ve chugged the…

Today Was a Good Day (and Here's How To Have One)

Today Was a Good Day (and Here’s How To Have One)

From Ice Cube’s “Today Was a Good Day,” we all learned what constituted a good day in his world. The rest of us, well, we probably won’t hit a triple double today (or do much of what else is in…

Superforecasters Of the World, Unite

Superforecasters Of the World, Unite

Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner have nailed what goes into predictive analytics with the subtitle of Superforecasting: “The Art and Science Of Prediction.” Because it really is a combination of art and science – the ability to graft subtle nuances…

Status, Personalization, Location and Action: IoT Data Primer

The Internet of Things (IoT) is such a hot topic of discussion these days that if you make any kind of device you’re quite possibly thinking you should stick a port on it and figure out what to do with…