Look, I don't know you. I don't know what sequence of events led you, in this moment of your life, in this moment in history, to click on a headline that asked you if you had anything better to do than click on this kind of headline. Maybe you genuinely don't have anything else in your life but watching Will Arnett make half-assed Lego Batman and Bojack Horseman drawings on a whiteboard. Maybe a terrorist is holding a gun to your head and demanding you show him motion pictures of Will Arnett immediately. Maybe it's the year 3535 and you're an alien archaeologist trying to figure out why all records of human civilization abruptly stop in the summer of 2018.
Who needs a life partner when you have a fresh pack of colored pencils? That seems to be the theory behind Creative Collective's new breakup-themed coloring book, which lets you turn various colorful insults -- "Fuck you" and "I faked it everytime," among others -- into colorful art. The book, entitled Have a Nice Life Asshole, has illustrations in a variety of designs, probably created for various levels of righteous anger. So far, our favorite is the very tactile "Prick," which is illustrated with a variety of cacti. If you had more, ahem, specific problems with your relationship, Have a Nice Life Asshole also has a coloring page for you.
Moleskine's Pen is the main attraction of the Smart Writing Set. The writing instrument has a built-in camera and tech from Neolab to capture all of those marks as the tip hits the paper. That Paper Tablet, named for its tablet-like edges and thickness, holds paper with an invisible grid that helps with the conversion process. Those notes and drawings are then beamed over to the Notes App on iOS for safekeeping. Don't worry Android users, there's mobile software on the way for you, too.
Satellite images, with their zoomed-out view, have a way of reducing the world's features to a series of shapes and lines. In a new project called Land Lines, artists Zach Lieberman and Matt Felsen partnered with Google's Data Arts team to create an interactive platform that lets people explore these shapes with the drag of a finger. Think of Land Lines as reverse Google image search, but for lines. Using computer vision technology, Liberman and co were able to build a tool that matches hand-drawn lines to those found in a database of more than 50,000 Google satellite images. Draw a line on your desktop or phone, and Land Lines will find a landmass, freeway, bridge, river--something--that follows the same contour.