Will Work For Inspiration

$2,000 beer, Hypercolor cars, Google's Quantum AI Lab and more in our weekly look at the web

Creative Time Reports commissioned musician, cyclist and author David Byrne to write a piece on NYC’s present and future ahead of their upcoming annual summit. His argument in the resulting insightful essay is that “the city is a body and a mind,” and that while the Big Apple has greatly improved the physical part, as neighborhoods become walled communities for the rich, the city is …

iKettle

$2,000 beer, Hypercolor cars, Google's Quantum AI Lab and more in our weekly look at the web

Despite the particularly worn out title, the iKettle is packing all kinds of potential for tea lovers. Now available for preorder, the iKettle sends a notification to your phone when you wake up, when you get home from work—you name it—asking you if you’d like some tea and, in minutes, you’ve got piping hot water without hardly lifting a finger. Instead of a whistle from …

David Byrne: How Music Works

David Byrne's epic reflection on his art form

David Byrne has added yet another accomplishment to a CV that includes musician, former Talking Heads frontman, creator of the record label Luaka Bop, photographer, artist, film director and author, with his new follow-up book to “Bicycle Diaries” (2010), “How Music Works,” available today. The two-pound, 344-page work is in part a historical exploration of music’s origins, part intellectual analysis of the evolution of music, …