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Silence is served
Stüa de Michil is a restaurant inside the in Corvara, Italy where silence is mandatory on every Wednesday evening. The only form of communication permitted is a little blackboard on each table.
Why it matters
Peace and quiet is becoming a sought-after luxury by some consumers. Brands need to respect this new trend by finding subtle but powerful ways to engage people that give them a break from the traditionally noisy world of communication.
Source: Vanity Fair
16. September 2010
Waisda.nl (slang for ‘What is that?”) is a game created by Dutch broadcaster KRO that asks viewers to tag what is happening onscreen as they watch video material. Users receive points if they use the same tag as someone else, on the basis that this confirms the validity of the tag. The aim is to make searching for specific reference points in video material easier and more intelligent, thanks to this user input.
Oroacoustic emissions are sounds made within the ear that are unique to an individual. These could be used as a theft prevention device to determine whether the person using headphones or a mobile phone is the registered user when the devices are held up to the ear.