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Copying Life On Mars and Choosing A Social Network

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of November 18th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas
Developing A Fax Machine To Copy Life On Mars: The idea behind it is that the genetic code that governs life can be stored in a computer and transmitted just like any other information.

How A Choice Of Social Learning Networks Can Make Us Smarter: The secret to why some cultures thrive and others disappear may lie in our social networks and our ability to imitate, rather than our individual smarts

Should Designers Go With Their Guts — Or The Data?: For many tech companies, design is no longer subjective. Instead, it’s all about the data. Analytics click and hum behind the scenes, measuring the effectiveness of even the tiniest design decisions.

Why Japanese Web Design Is So… Different: Breakdown of why Japanese and Asian web design is so dense and loud.

Products
Coin: A substantial improvement on how you interact with, and use, cards that have a magnetic stripe.

Remee: A sleep mask designed to help increase the frequency of your lucid dreams.

inFORM: A Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way.

Visuals
Cachemonet: An endless loop of GIFs sourced from Tumblr juxtaposed against one another; a random background and foreground image is selected every four seconds, or you can manually switch images by clicking anywhere on the page.

John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes: An interactive album app that tells the story of John Lennon’s creative discovery throughout his journey through Bermuda in the summer of 1980. Broken up into 6 chapters, the project utilizes six different visual styles and interactions which represent phases of his journey.

A Show For Deborah Sussman’s 1984 Olympic Work: A Kickstarter campaign is underway to try and mount an exhibition paying tribute to Deborah’s work and to her amazing talents, honed as part of the Eames studio and in collaboration with figures like Frank Gehry.


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