Catherine Bentzen

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Vinaya's emotion-tracking bracelet smashed its $100,000 crowdfunding target in 41 hours

The Shoreditch company is raising money for its "Zenta" bracelet, which is designed to help people track their emotions.<p>Vinaya launched the Zenta device on Indiegogo on June 1 and by Friday evening over 250 investors had backed the product with $114,868 (£78,000.) The campaign will finish on June …

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal …

Brutalist architecture turns "ugly" into a design statement. Here's what that looks like on the internet.

In April, the internet seemed to abruptly discover a trend that had been lurking in its midst for years: Brutalism, an aesthetic borrowed from architecture and applied to minimally designed, bare-knuckle websites. After Hacker News — itself arguably a Brutalist website — discovered a Brutalist …

Web Design

Martin Parr in Vienna

<i>I accept that all photography is voyeuristic and exploitative, and obviously I live with my own guilt and conscience.</i><p>— Martin Parr<p>Martin Parr deliberately directs his camera at the unspectacular, the commonplace, the normal, at things that at first glance do not seem worthy of being captured in a …

Martin Parr

Not-So-Beaten Paths: 11 Lesser-Known Hikes in Popular National Parks

Hit the trail and avoid the crowds! NPCA staff selected 11 lesser-known hikes in some of the country’s most popular parks.<p><b>1. South Fork Skokomish</b> …

6 Examples of Awesome Social Media Campaigns

Social media networks are where most businesses and brands are focusing their marketing efforts these days. The world is mobile, the world is social …

Honest Teen Marketing And Netflix Adultery: The Top 5 Ads Of The Week

Snickers’ “Hungerithm,” Intel puts backpacks on bees, and a yearbook for gun violence victims.<p>For ages and ages we’ve been hearing a certain sector of (smart) marketers incant a mantra about the need for brands to produce less advertising and more things that people can actually use. Help people …

Live From Chance The Rapper’s Incredible Interactive ‘Coloring World’ Event

Everything that is going down at Chance The Rapper's fun-filled celebration of 'Coloring Book' in Chicago today.

Brands Killed Social Media, But Netflix Put the Final Nail in the Coffin

Here we are, in the spring of 2016, and we’re still avoiding the elephant in the room: Social media is a dying channel. Dizzying amounts of …

Social Media

Raspberry Pi Zero gains camera support, keeps the $5 price

When the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched the credit-card sized Zero, it stressed that the DIY computing board would not be as capable as the rest of the Pi family. But if there's one thing we've learned about the Raspberry Pi, it's that there's always room for improvement. Today, the Zero has …

Instagram Is Life Porn—and We Have to Get It Under Control

I love Instagram. It's a platform that's kind of fun to use, and I definitely enjoy it. But it's also pretty f*cked.<p>More than any other social …

This Tropical Resort Can Be Yours for $49

Dream of owning your own tropical paradise, but don’t have the cash? Well, do you think you could scrounge up $49? That’s exactly how much one person …

Debt Management

Learn the Japanese Art of Crafting Perfect, Shiny Spheres of Dirt

Making balls of dirt may seem easy, but it took Bruce Gardner over thirty tries before he mastered the technique.<p>Anyone’s who’s spent even five minutes as a human child knows the joy of playing with dirt. We’ve all formed shapes out of mud or natural clay, but few of us have managed to make …

The True Story Of Milton Glaser’s Best Client

I <3 beer.<p>In 1986, Brooklyn Brewery founder Steve Hindy was on the hunt for the right designer to create an identity for his startup brewery. He interviewed dozens of firms, but none of them clicked–until he met Milton Glaser, the impresario behind the “I ♥ NY” logo and slogan, <i>New York</i> magazine’s …

These are the people that decide what emoji you'll 😍 next

Who decided the🍆 emoji would be a good idea? What sage thought the 🍕 emoji should be this way up? And could someone please, once and for all, explain what happened to this guy 😖?<p>Well, as it turns out, it’s a bunch of seemingly quite serious looking men and women at The Unicode Consortium – whose …

This photo series questions surveillance in our city

Harry F Conway doesn’t want to give us pretty pictures. He wants to make us think. In his <i>Stolen Souls</i> photo series (soon-to-be exhibition), Conway, a native of London, uses his collection of photos shot on the streets around Soho, Chinatown and Oxford Street to highlight how surveillance cameras in …

Collection of Google Earth Anomalies by Artist Clement Valla – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Art

Google Drive now lets you save storage by handpicking folders

Google’s giving you more control over how you sync Drive files to your PC: you no longer have to sync <i>all</i> of your cloud files.<p>A new option in the Google Drive for Mac and PC apps lets you select only the folders and subfolders you want to sync; that should save you a fair bit of storage if you only …

Apps

The 15 most desirable objects in the world - CNN Style

Written by Jaime Derringer<p>Jaime Derringer is the founder of online modern design magazine Design Milk and an expert on contemporary design. The opinions expressed here are solely her own.<p>Each year, I'm amazed by how luxury brands and designers come together at Salone del Mobile Milano to wow us …

Design

Swedish tourism lets you call 1 number, talk to random Swedes

Did you ever get bored and had the urge to talk to a random Swedish number out of the blue? If you’ve ever had a fantasy that specific and, frankly, …

Redditor Transforms Random People's Photos into Exciting Movie Posters

Photoshop is an undoubtedly powerful tool of digital transformation, as Redditor Your_Post_As_A_Movie demonstrates in their ongoing project. For the past two years, the Internet denizen has taken random photographs and turned them into movie posters for films you'd want to see. Using a variety of …

How I finally got serious about my photography [Reviews]

Even if the “teacher” is a college kid with bad diction, the one-hour Lightroom Basics course that I just took is pretty darn fantastic.<p>I have to take a lot of photos here at Cult of Mac, especially for reviews. Every gadget and gewgaw I review gets a big, bold photo at the top to best show off its …

25+ Unpublished Photos From National Geographic Archives

A picture might be worth a thousand words but National Geographic photographs leaves us speechless. Known for their captivating daily pictures, they …

MoMA Offers Free Online Photography Course – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Taking pictures all the time or following all the best Instagram accounts doesn’t necessarily mean you know what you’re doing (or even looking at). …

Art

Discover China's Love for Pre-Wedding Photos

A couple is photographed in June 2015 at Inside Only Photo Studio on the outskirts of Shanghai. The studio houses three<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Olivia …

Weddings

Photography class for Cook County Jail inmates develops passion for art

No one wants to go to jail. But last week a couple hundred people sat in the gymnasium of the Mental Health Transition Center at Cook County Jail and they were happy, filling the place with smiles and applause, vivid visions on the wall and what felt like hope in the air.<p>More than 100 of them had …

Cook County

Astonishing, rare images of the Vietnam War from the winning side

Another Vietnam<p>Unseen images of the war from the winning side<p>1972<p><b>UPDATE, Feb. 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m.:</b> <i>Based on serial numbers visible on the tail fins,</i> …

Beyond the Selfie Stick: A New Angle on Travel Photography

Smart phones and selfie sticks are extra appendages to today’s travelers, who in an image-saturated world dominated by Instagram or SnapChat live …

Tourism

Astonish Me: Philippe Halsman’s Photographic Joy - Exhibition showing at the Jeu De Paume | LensCulture

<i>“For me, photography can be dead serious or great fun. Trying to capture the elusive truth with a camera is often a frustrating toil. Trying to create an image that does not exist, except in one’s imagination, is often an elating game.”</i><p>Philippe Halsman used the equivocal nature of photography to …