Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Talking to dogs, flawless sound, architecture-inspired pleasure toys and the changing face of fashion

New Technology Enhances Dog-Human Communication From Maria Goodavage’s brand new book Doctor Dogs, an excerpt in Wired probes the FIDO program at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Animal-Computer Interaction Lab. The epicenter of dog-human communication studies in the US, FIDO’s researchers have developed several prototype talking vest for dogs. They employ tabs and pulleys that trigger prerecorded statements that the wearer dog intends to convey. FIDO is also …

Tucked Inside Detroit’s Wurlitzer Building: The Siren Hotel

Old world splendor at the center of the cultural resurgence

Set in the renowned, and incredibly-refurbished, Wurlitzer Building in downtown Detroit, The Siren is a hotel draped in old-world pleasures, both sensory and indulgent. An ode to the Greek mythology that adorns the city’s most prominent architecture, those behind The Siren intend for this space to become a symbol of rejoice and recollection—of spirits and, most particularly, the musical spirit that still inhabits this famous building. The …