Videos Synchronize With Connected Pleasure Objects

While interactive video isn’t new, PornHub has found a way to make it even more engaging. Partnering up with pleasure object brands Fleshlight and Kiiroo, the porn site is launching a new category of movies that will synchronize with your connected sex toy. According to The Verge, “Depending on what’s happening in the video, the toys will simulate the action with pulses—removing the need to …

Mapping NYC’s Historic and Cultural LGBTQ+ Sites

NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project has just launched an interactive map that pinpoints 100+ significant political and cultural sites across all the five boroughs. Of course, there’s Julius’ Bar and Truman Capote’s apartment in Brooklyn Heights, but also lesser-known spots like Alice Austen’s house on Staten Island and the now-closed Everard Baths—which was a refuge for gay men since opening in 1888. Take a peek …

The Principals’ Sound Journeys

Using field recordings documented by Chris Watson (the guy behind all of David Attenborough’s intoxicating wildlife documentaries), Brooklyn-based design studio The Principals recently created an interactive journey that guides visitors through the sounds of the natural world. Participants walk through three distinct aural zones—forest, canyon and sea—as sound elements like winds gusting across Norwegian islands or seals singing in Antarctica play with one’s sense of …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

How art helps cops do a better job, a 101-year-old artist's first solo show and more in this week's look around the web

1. Chicago’s Proposed Aerial Cable Car System While some cities are considering self-driving pods or improved water ferry routes (like Singapore and NYC respectively), Chicago is looking to the sky to transport its citizens. Architecture firms Davis Brody Bond and Marks Barfield have just unveiled plans for a series of sky-bound cable cars that would move passengers between the city’s architectural landmarks—from Wacker Drive on …

GastroMagic at Outside Lands, SF

The festival’s dedicated stage exploring food and music, from interactive popsicle mics from Dan Deacon and Emilie Baltz to twerking for beignets

In its eighth year, SF’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park has grown to be a weekend that celebrates music, comedy, art, design and conservation—along with food and drink. This year Django Django, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Toro y Moi took the stage in a diverse line-up of bands and Tig Notaro headlined the Barbary Comedy & Improv tent. For the …