Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Abortion funds, robo-fish that collect microplastics, the architecture of the National Juneteenth Museum and more from around the web

Abortion Funds and Support Groups Accepting Donations While many people will be racing to donate to Planned Parenthood right now, Jezebel has created a thorough list of other funds and support groups to send your money to in the wake of the Supreme Court’s egregious overturning of Roe v Wade. Not only is Planned Parenthood already well-funded, it’s also faced criticism “for not providing abortions in …

An AI-Powered Paint Tool Creates Custom Colors Through Vocal Descriptions

Sherwin-Williams recently launched Speaking in Color, a new AI-powered, voice-controlled tool that translates audio descriptions into custom colors. To do so, the paint brand partnered with the Wunderman Thompson agency to create a React Web app that decodes languages and turns it into colors using third-party and proprietary code. Phrases like “make it dimmer,” “make it more retro,” or “add warmth” are translated through the …

Optimistic Tones at New York Fashion Week FW21

Virtual runway shows reveal colorful collections with otherworldly elements

Without the demanding structure of an in-person New York Fashion Week schedule, designers were free to debut digital shows, consider events in locations outside NYC or opt out in favor of different, independent presentations. Plenty of big name labels did just that—with several noticeably absent. That left room for emerging and mid-level designers to show some riskier, off-kilter, playful productions. This fashion week, we found ourselves …