Heartbeats Unlock Doors

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Soon you may never have to remember a password again. Nymi is a new bracelet device that measures and syncs with your unique pulse, connecting via bluetooth to various locked electronics (computer, car, phone, etc) – virtually unlocking them with your heartbeat. Put it on, and it registers your electrocardiogram (EKG), synching it with a connected smartphone app that authenticates you, allowing for access to your devices. The future is not far away – it will be available for purchase in 2014.

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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A must read for innovators! Designing actually starts by Establishing the “raison d’être’ for the final design. @paulhekkert @matthijsdijk

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