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Cognitive Celebrities and the Distortion Field

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of September 28th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas
Cognitive Celebrity: Albert Einstein was a genius, but he wasn’t the only one – why has his name come to mean something superhuman?

You Autocomplete Me: Verge writer Josh Lowensohn let Apple’s QuickType keyboard take over his iPhone.

Teaching Me Softly: There is a special, valuable communication that occurs between teacher and student, which goes beyond what can be found in any textbook or raw data stream.

Design As A Competitive Business Advantage: Designers Milton Glaser and Cynthia Rowley discuss entrepreneurship, design, and viewing failure as a gift.

Products
Wibe: An extension that enhances the summary of Wiki articles by integrating relevant videos from YouTube.

Craft Tube Amplifier: Only two type of materials were appropriate to achieve a premium high-end appeal: aluminum to assist cooling, and wood to reflect the warm sound that is created by the amplifier.

Emoji Type: An iOS 8 keyboard that predicts the perfect emoji for you to use.

Visuals
Jihoon’s The Distortion Field: For the The Distortion Field, Jihoon has prepared an exhibition with series of works exploring the subject of drawing images in the space around the earth using latitude, longitude and altitude as a coordinate system.

Groundislava’s New Music Video: The playable version of “Girl Behind the Glass” looks like what would happen if Rick Deckard dropped acid and went to Coachella in 2019 to search for an origami unicorn.

Catching The Toiletpaper Virus: At Toiletpaper, artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari are creating provocative, hyperreal imagery that has ‘infected’ fashion with its naughtiness, irony, humour and shock value.


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