Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From an NBA first to dance commissions and life-changing inventions

Carlo Ratti Associati’s Eco-Friendly Scribit Pens Completely compostable and filled with edible ink, design agency Carlo Ratti Associati’s eco-friendly Scribit pens aim to curb the damage done to the environment by the 1.6 billion plastic pens thrown out each year. Three models with refillable barrels exist—one from responsibly farmed wood; another from recycled, anodized aluminum; and one from biodegradable PHB plastic (which, unlike the other …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

AR performances, AI photography, museums updates and more art news from around the web

Marco Brambilla’s Free “The Four Temperaments” AR App Experience Starring Cate Blanchett On view at Berlin’s Michael Fuchs Galerie, video installation artist Marco Brambilla’s The Four Temperaments exhibition and sound installation explores four sets of distinct character types as outlined by the Greek philosopher Galen: sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic. Acclaimed actress Cate Blanchett embodies each opposing personality, drenched in correlating colors. Brambilla’s has also …

Inspiring + Entertaining Music Shows Online

Performances, discussions, jam sessions, DJ sets and all manner of melodic endeavors

While performances, parties, clubs and bars are suspended, musicians have been finding ways to continue to communicate with each other and share their music. Video shoots are scrapped and reformed in new, innovative ways. Instagram Live is filled with DJs playing party sets, musicians jamming in their living rooms and singers performing in front of their laptops. Music—through live shows, recordings and conversations—has taken on …