Check out all the cool things that are on our radar this week without having to hack our inboxes. This week we're discussing what it means to be a responsible member of the tech community, getting locked in rooms for fun, handling medical artefacts and eating more tofu than usual.
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What are we doing to become better workers/human beings?
We're getting our kids to join the awesome Summer Reading Challenge, it's free for 4-11 year olds. Those of us who don't have kids are going to use this as an excuse to read this great collection of Dear Sugar columns.
ICA Quickfire: Censoring Social Media - We're going to the Institute of Contemporary Arts to discuss the role of digital communication in artist communities in times of civil conflict.
London Hardware Collective - We're hosting the fourth London Hardware Collective meet-up next week. Join us for some short talks from entrepreneurs involved in hardware design and manufacturing.
Which articles are causing a stir in our office?
Who You Calling a Techie? by Leah Reich - "Tech people like to say, “We’re changing the world!” How uneasy do we need to get before we think about how?"
Do less - Problems as shared spaces by Ben Holliday - A reminder to remove features that don't meet user needs.
Why You Hate Work by Tony Shwartz & Christine Porath - Why employers need to take up the challenge of becoming human-centred organisations.
The Internet Doesn't Love Anything by Matthew J.X. Malady - Given how terrible we all are it's a wonder the Internet isn't so much worse.
10 Simple Words Every Girl Should Learn by Soraya Chemaly - Some wise words that both girls and boys should use when they encounter sexism.
What's on at the cinema?
Mistaken For Strangers- Even if you aren't a fan of The National, this documentary about the band's lead singer and his younger brother will delight you with its self-deprecating humour.
A Threat to Internet Freedom - How the new rules proposed by the F.C.C. could violate the central concept of net neutrality.
The Men Who Made Us Spend - This compelling three part BBC documentary explores the fears we've always had about consumer culture.
How are we entertaining ourselves?
HintHunt - Get locked in a room with 3-5 friends, find keys and clues and solve puzzles to escape within an hour. One of us set a new record last week!
Space Time: The Future - The Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridge is putting on a day festival on August 30th focusing on women in experimental music and art.
What kind of art and design are we stroking our chins to?
An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition - We made our way to the Wellcome Collection this week to discover their wonderful collection of medical objects and art.
Tove Jansson: Tales from the Nordic Archipelago - Have you got a thing for The Moomins? This new exhibition at the ICA reveals the secret life of this prolific Finnish writer.
Ram Place Fashion Market - Shows, workshops and talks from London's emerging fashion design talent from July 12-20th, curated by the Barbican.
What about sports?
Does Mick Jagger curse football teams with his presence? - This goes well with all the Germany-Brazil memes that have been spawned on the Internet.
What are we eating this week?
This week we trialled our first office #MeatFreeMonday and made veggie summer rolls. And our weekly company breakfast was vegan! Here are a few tips on how to make a vegan meal feel filling and satisfying.
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