Watch a Chimpanzee using Instagram

This video of a chimpanzee scrolling through Instagram is eye-opening. Touch is intuitive. Generation thumbs transcend humans. But can the chimpanzee access the Stories feature? This video reminds me of this snippet from the Yuval Noah Harari book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind: We control the world basically because we are the only animals […]

Thinking in the cracks

We think in the cracks all the time. We fill in the blank spaces throughout our day with either fodder or deliberation. The observer internalizes the outside world to create meaning. Not every thought of course, is worth marveling. Sometimes thoughts are just thoughts — they are arbitrary with no bearing on reality. Just as […]

Coping with ‘the colossal volume of memories’

In an interview with the Financial Times, Apple lead designer office Jony Ive points to one of the technological conundrums of our time: balancing ease with excess. “We have such a high-quality camera with us all the time. But it becomes irrelevant if you can’t actually enjoy the photographs you’ve taken. Even 30 years ago […]

Kevin Kelly: ‘I define art as cool and useless’

Kevin Kelly was the former editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, the counterculture magazine Steve Jobs adored. He also founded Wired Magazine and continues to write books and give speeches worldwide about the future of technology. Below are some of the most interesting highlights of a recent interview with an online publication The Caret. Just […]