D&T Issue 43

Deep Nostalgia, Crypto Art & The History of the Internet

Hi there!

Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. As we come to the close of this financial year, we thought it best to prepare to start the new one with the perfect desk setup.

We’ve got some good reads for you so let’s jump right in.

Note: For any articles behind the paywall, open them on an incognito/private window and you should be good to go.

From our own Canvs Editorial: How psychology becomes a crucial element in designing the right kind of systems, interfaces and experiences.

The deal could close within days, the sources said, and would make Klarna the most valuable tech unicorn in Europe.

From the Wikimedia design team: “The Android app team improved one of their core features- searching for articles on Wikipedia. While we were making discovery more intelligent, personalized and efficient, we experienced a surprise.”

For all that, it’s still a rather an abstract concept. To most people, the internet is its content: News, images, videos, music, messages, and memes. But all that content lives on and is served up by a sprawling mass of interlinked computers spanning the globe.

To understand why analogies and patterns work, we need to understand how humans make decisions.

An AI-powered service called Deep Nostalgia that animates still photos has become the main character on Twitter this fine Sunday, as people try to create the creepiest fake “video” possible, apparently.

Insights from this research were collected in a report titled Responsible Use of Technology: The Microsoft Case Study jointly authored by the World Economic Forum and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

All but two US states — Montana and Wyoming— now have police or fire departments participating in Amazon’s Ring network, which lets law enforcement ask users for footage from their Ring security cameras to assist with investigations, the Financial Times reported.

This long-form piece by Matthew Ball details the history of Apple and its influence over the world of tech in an almost epic-like fashion.

NFTs allow people to claim ownership of a unique and authentic piece of digital art. How much are they really worth? If you still don’t get it, here’s a complete guide to NFTs.

The new era of social media isn’t all about feeds; Products like Clubhouse and Twitter’s “Super Follows” offer some perspective into this newly emerging behaviour pattern.

And that’s the lot! Thanks for checking out what we had to share with you this week, we shall catch up with you next Wednesday.

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