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Art in the Age of Machine Intelligence and the Legend of Prince’s Special Custom-Font

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of April 24th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

Art In The Age Of Machine Intelligence: What new kinds of art become possible when we begin to play with technology analogous not only to the eye, but also to the brain?

When Bitcoin Grows Up: Money has evolved in jumps … and we’re now at a point when another jump is possible.

Software Designs Products By Simulating Evolution: Software that can “evolve” novel component designs could help designers and engineers by automating part of the creative process.

Hail The Maintainers: Capitalism excels at innovation but is failing at maintenance, and for most lives it is maintenance that matters more.

Products

Word.Camera: An app that translates any image you take or upload into a poem.

Adeus: The piece consists of two metal plates (one brass; one copper) containing musical notation represented by etched dashes.

Data USA: It allows millions of people to conduct their own analyses and create their own stories about America – its people, places, industries, skill sets and educational institutions.

Visuals

The Legend Of Prince’s Special Custom-Font Symbol Floppy Disks: He had a custom-designed font distributed to news outlets on a floppy disk.

Photographers In Focus: Daido Moriyama: Arguably East Asia’s most famous street photographer, Daido Moriyama has gained an international cult following for his uncompromising, high-contrast black and white shots of Tokyo’s bustling streets.

IRS Redesign: Bloomberg invited three top design firms to give the tax agency a new public face. Here are their rebrands.


Levi Brooks is the CEO/Co-founder of Use All Five.
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