Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A kaleidoscopic church installation, edible beer packaging, and how Venmo is making you stingy in this week's look at the web

1. The Most Important Era of Innovation A recent article in The New York Times asks, “What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation?” It’s a difficult question to answer—if there even is an answer—as everything from plumbing to airplanes, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and smartphones have shaped the evolution of American life. Instead, The Times surfaces some of the most notable inventions and ground-breaking ideas of …

How Venmo is Enabling People’s Stinginess

In many ways, Venmo—the peer-to-peer payment app, now owned by Paypal—has revolutionized the way we sort out group meals, cab rides, rent and more. It’s virtually eliminated IOUs, the hassle of searching for ATMs and the possibility of accidentally shafting someone with an unfair portion of the bar tab. But according to Quartz, the ease of using Venmo has also brought out the worst in …