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In Praise of Unfairness and Patterns of Civilization

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of April 21st brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas
In Praise Of Unfairness: Customers don’t care if a company’s advantage is unfair. Investors don’t care either. Unfair advantages are often the best kind.

What Would Computer’s Dreams Look Like? That is the question posed by Rafael Baecker’s Mirage installation that uses lasers and a flexible mirror layer to project algorithmically generated data onto a wall.

10 Guidelines To Help You Innovate: How do you awaken the innovator in yourself and your team?

Products
Stacks: An app that lets you complete transactions by “making it rain” with your iPhone.

Surfkoll: A browser extension that offers up detailed stats about your Internet history for the last week.

Chromebox: An all-in-one package which uses Google+ Hangouts for video chat, and makes it painless for any Gmail user to join your meeting with the single press of a button.

Visuals
Patterns Of Civilization: Alex MacLean deftly plays to this tendency in his stunning aerial photos that reveal patterns in seemingly mundane things.

Macrofilm: A unique interactive installation for the Resource Center of The Museum of The History of Polish Jews that allows the visitors to browse through some stories of Polish Jews.

Wheat Is Wheat Is Wheat: A current exhibit at San Francisco Museum Of Craft and Design, by Peddy Mergui explores comical (yet serious) extensions from world-famous brands.


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