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End of Nations and How Ideas Change the World

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of July 17th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.


End Of Nations: Nation states cause some of our biggest problems, from civil war to climate inaction. Science suggests there are better ways to run a planet.

How Ideas Change the World: Smart people, concludes the American journalist Ezra Klein, don’t use their intellect to obtain the correct answer; they use it to obtain what they want to be the answer.

Why We Should Let The Pantheon Crack: Modern architects have a lot to learn from the sound engineering of the ancients.

Can This App Make Me Happier?: For months I tried doing little tasks designed to improve my life, hoping they would add up to something big.


AutoMicroFarm: A DIY aquaponics garden, so your plants are automatically watered and fertilized. The fish feed the plants. The plants clean the water for the fish.

Shadowplay: Vienna design collective Breaded Escalope has created a clock that uses shadows to display the time when a finger is placed within its face

Data Gallery: Put Google research and insight behind your thinking.


The Digital Age Reshapes Our Notion Of Photography: Instagram, selfies, citizen reportage – technology has produced a new kind of work that is finding its way into galleries.

How I Went From My Kitchen Table To The Formula One Grid: With no plan, little money and a heightened sense of carpe diem, this designer decided to quit his job to try and realize a genuine boyhood dream: brand a Formula One team.

Triennale Game Collection : This is the video trailer for our new project: the Triennale Game Collection is a virtual exhibition of video games created for the XXI Triennale International Exhibition by five of the world’s most renowned independent game designers, showcasing these artists’ experimental approach to interactivity.

Art X: In 1952, George Nelson and Charles Eames began developing a new educational policy for the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Georgia in Athens. Art X is one such lesson by George Nelson.

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