That’s Interesting 25.10.19

From Seaweed Nappies to AI Art, here are some things that made us say ‘That’s Interesting’ in the studio this week.

Technical Prayers

Religion is often seen as a relic of the past, but with inventions like the eRosary, it’s being pulled into the modern world. Rosary’s have been used to assist with praying for generations, but now they can do so much more. The eRosary can be used in a similar way to a Fitbit, tracking health and linking to a wellness app, but along with this, it assists, guides and tracks prayers – helping you make the most of your spiritual connection. Not only that, but it looks super swish too.

Pray for it here

Hey Google, I want Pizza

Audio phone control has become the norm – but what about total hands-free phone use? Google have teamed up with Dominoes to show the possibilities of using their new Pixel phone, while getting your hands messy with delicious pizza. Along with face and voice recognition, the phone also has motion sensors and an amazing range of audio directive choices – perfect for those who like to get their hands dirty.

Keep your hands off here

Small Sumos

Disposable nappies are the third largest single item contributor to landfills. To tackle this challenge head on, SUMO have created the world’s first Diaper made from biodegradable, absorbent and antibacterial fibre made from eucalyptus and algae extracts. It is the first functional 100% SeaCell fabric and created a sustainable cloth diaper for babies. The material is are good for baby skin, machine-washable, and grows with your baby for longer term use. Plus, they look super cute.

Sea them here

Art-ificial intelligence

We’ve always known that computers are smart – but creative? Maybe so. Parisian trio ‘Obvious’ have created the first AI-made Art pieces to go to auction. Inspired by historical works, the computers have been coded to create imagined portraits. They’re slightly blurred, eery, but also fascinating. While some dispute the pieces, Obvious are determined to prove that this new style of work will disrupt the art world, citing that ‘Creativity isn’t just for humans’.

See them here


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