Weekly Feed #126

Feed weekly October 08, 2021

A collection of links we've found useful and informative over the last week. A good mixture of current affairs regarding tech, design, and relevant articles.

Reading List

  • Recent years have shown the birth of many new initiatives that have been combining handcraft techniques and digital technology. In this example from Mendoza, Argentina, a digital research lab created a frame loom structure made of digitally cut wood to help indigenous people in the central region of the country weave and create their traditional patterns.
  • NFT are taking the lead in contemporary art sales after a sales collapse due to the pandemic, as collectors adapt a more online approach to buying art pieces. Contemporary art sales have now reached a record of 2.7 billion pounds. NFT accounted for a third of online sales, and the Asian market is on the lead of buyers.

Design of the week

  • A look at experiential graphic design in interior architecture. in this article from Architectural Record. Architecture and experiential graphic design (EGD, or XGD) are converging in numerous examples of screen installation; in the process, digital media have become dynamic new construction materials.
  • Perhaps a slightly overdone or slightly gimmicky, the book site for Stripe is nevertheless visually appealing and UI polished with nice transitions, interactions and 3D.

Tech of the week

  • Here is something that we love: a nice breakdown of small details, tools and cool techniques to build websites, coming from one of the previously main designer from Stripe, Benjamin De Cock.
  • We all know by now that Autonomous Vehicles (AV) are the future of the automobile. But in order to optimise the capabilities of self-driving cars, one needs to look into the efficiency and cost effectiveness in the building process, which ultimately requires the automotive industry to shift from a drivetrain focus to a focus on software innovation. Read more here to find out the new challenges and opportunities of the cars of tomorrow.
  • Artificial intelligence offers a whole new era of DJing and in this article from DJ Mag you can read about the impact that generative music could have in the DJ booth but also about the various apps that have recently emerged that use AI-created music for multiple purposes.
  • This software called Modelme enables you to describe the fashion model you need and the AI generates it for you. Modelme designs algorithms based on computer vision and implement them within an intuitive B2B SaaS tool. No need for photographers anymore!
  • The creator of Blitz framework named the post from our own developer Ole Magnus Støvern about the project we did for by:Larm, which used Blitz. Blitz enabled us to feel confident about back-end dev, for which we would usually hire contractors.
  • A last stop about advances in healthcare and tech: in this article the author dives into how artificial intelligence helped boosting the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. AI was namely used to design drugs or predict the need for oxygen of a patient. The article concludes that AI will likely be used increasingly in medical care as it helps medicine to become more precise.

That's it for this week! We'll be back next Friday with more food for thoughts. If you'd like to get in touch with us don't hesitate to shoot us an email at hello@feed.no.