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Costello’s Hallelujah and an Ode to the iPod Classic

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of July 31st brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

Costello’s Hallelujah: About the role that time and iteration play in the production of genius, and how some of the most memorable works of art had modest and undistinguished births.

An Ode To The iPod Classic: What the click wheel taught us about listening to music.

The Future Of Technology Is Contextual: Machines that understand you and everything you care about, anticipate your behavior and emotions, absorb your social graph, interpret your intentions, and make life, um, “easier.”

Minds Turned To Ash: Is burnout simply the result of working too hard? Josh Cohen argues that the root of the problem lies deeper than that.

Products

GoFind: A visual search engine that leverages the latest technologies to bring to users the most accurate search results for shopping from an image upload.

Perspective-aware Manipulation of Portrait Photos: Researchers from Princeton University have developed a software that can manipulate your portrait into its most flattering form.

Visuals

Surveying The Lives of Americans, Through the Windows Of Their Cars: American photographer Phil Jung reveals the lives of strangers through the dioramic worlds of parked-car interiors.

Artists Address Border Control: A bilingual exhibition, Fencing in Democracy brings together a number of artists, activists, architects, and public intellectuals who have envisioned alternative designs or who have fought the construction of the US-Mexico border wall.

The Story Of Sublime’s Iconic Sun Logo: American photographer Phil Jung reveals the lives of strangers through the dioramic worlds of parked-car interiors.


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