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Hiphop

A taxonomy of hip hop vocabulary

A data set of 26 million words by 500 artists reveals the unique differences and similarities that exist between rappers.

MITdesign

A tool for designers in a rut

The MIT Media Lab created a Mad Libs-style game to provide instant design inspiration.

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Data visualization is as easy as selecting a font

AtF Spark is a typeface that inserts graphs into online stories and posts, no coding required.

Harlequin

Marriage Valley and other tales by robots

This is what you get when artificial intelligence pens romance novels.

founders

Never miss a thing

Two former ad guys left the biz to create an app that’s like a scrapbook for babies.

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Rock ‘n roll glamping

A Beijing hotel has transformed its second floor into a communal sleeping space with tent-like structures inspired by music festivals.

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A pet’s life (in colour)

A connected game console for doggies disproves the theory that Fluffy is colourblind.

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Barns make the best sound stages

Symphony in the Barn will have classical musicians performing alongside cows.

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A man in a century-old oil painting just took a selfie

What happens when technology gives mid-century paintings a modern-day update at the AGO.

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Now you can read your baby’s mind

Babylook was created to “extract” your little one’s thoughts and emotions for more effective parenting.