Brilliantly Playful Artist Websites

While many artists opt for minimal, straightforward websites (with a CV, About and Exhibition/Work pages), several artists are creating trippy online delights. Chaotic animations, ’90s era internet motifs, beautiful shapes, splashes, glitter, drips, illusions and various thoughtful and playful approaches to their web presence is more and more common in the art world. Artsy has listed some of their favorites—from Marisa Olson to Petra Cortright …

Jumbo App Manages Your Various Privacy Settings

According to Fast Company, the average person has 191 accounts to keep track of—a statistic that carries tremendous privacy management expectations and repercussions. iPhone app Jumbo plans to curb this as it becomes a sole interface for everyone’s privacy settings. From deleting old tweets and Instagram posts to clearing Google search history, Jumbo’s capabilities are necessary—and the company’s mission is quite ambitious. Further, all processing happens …

English and More of the World’s “Weirdest” Languages

Using information from the World Atlas of Language Structures, researchers surveyed the features of 239 languages to determine which are “weirdest”—meaning in sound, the number of features and sentence construction. Out of 239, English ranked 33rd. Citing its abnormally high number of phenomes (most languages have around 25, but English has 44) and the odd way English-speakers assemble questions, the study unbiasedly shows how English …