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In Praise Of Missing Out and the Lawn Order

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of August 23rd brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

In Praise Of Missing Out: A beautiful read on the merits of missing out in a culture paralyzed by fear of it and the psychological value of our unlived lives.

Lawn Order: Grass may be a plant, but a lawn is a designed object.

Play Is No Longer The Opposite Of Work: Offices shouldn’t be a place where people go to log hours, they should be a place where ideas and creativity are supported.

Why You’re Biased About Being Biased: As much as we may want to believe that thinking positively will lead to positive outcomes, the opposite might be true.

Products

The Everything Machine: Use a simple programming language to connect, control, and play with all the sensors and tools. Put the camera, microphone, speaker, screen, gyroscope, and light to work for you.

Phylter: A new software project initiated by a group of computer scientists from Tufts University, monitors brain activity in an effort to screen out low-priority messages, such as texts or emails, when it senses that the mind is already occupied by a challenging or important situation.

Rizon: An app that gives you precise Golden Hour data in the palm of your hand from anywhere in the world.

Visuals

Why Are Artists So Drawn To Disney?: Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ is set to open this month – what is it that attracts creatives to reference the cult theme park slash animation house?

The Computer Art Of 1960s Yugoslavia: As art critic Radoslav Putar wrote of NT in 1970, “They have all dreamt of the machines—and now the machines have arrived.

Trump’s Branding: Steve Heller takes on Donald Trump’s overall branding choices: “Donald Trump’s typography is a lot like Trump himself: full of attitude yet devoid of character.”


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