Weekly 'Pulse' Issue 4

Our weekly round-up of thought-starters, opportunities & ideas...


Waves of Emotion


Researchers at MIT have been experimenting with a new technology that reads emotions. The technology called EQ-Radio, works by measuring the intensity of your pulse to predict emotions based on recognisable patterns with an 87% accuracy.

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How will emotionally intelligent technologies shape our future? 

Modern Dining

Vita Mojo is a healthy restaurant concept that’s popped up in London. With 2 stores currently open, they offer meals that you can customise yourself based on different healthy ingredients and nutritional content, which are then calculated and charged by weight.

Read more at goo.gl/n07iiS

How can we create flexible restaurants and businesses that appeal to the modern healthy conscious consumer? 

For the Record

Music streaming has become even more personal with Spotify’s latest invention – Daily Mix. Users are now able to listen to infinite playlists (up to 6 each) that blend their favourite songs with new music that Spotify has intuitively mapped against each user’s personal tastes.   

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How will intelligent human-based curation impact how we consume media?