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Inside the Failure of Google+ and Cézanne’s The Large Bathers

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of August 3rd brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

Inside The Failure Of Google+: The slow demise of Google+ sheds light on how a large technology company tries and often fails to innovate when it feels threatened.

A Startup Is Trying To Catalogue Every Piece of Art On The Market: And once it’s catalogued, Verisart aims to help people buy and sell art digitally.

The Reason Every Meme Uses One Font: If you’ve spent much time on the internet, you’ve seen a meme: a picture, white words, a black outline, and the same exact font.

Spotify, Macromedia, And How Universities Are Failing Designers: Tobias van Schneider lives and breathes design. A rock star of the industry, van Schneider has worked with Google, BMW, Ralph Lauren, and most recently as the Lead Designer at Spotify.

Products

Dot: A smartwatch that displays information using braille.

Walkonomics: An app to find the most beautiful walking route to anywhere in your city.

Shryne: By synchronizing data from across the social media ecosystem, Shryne is redefining how you remember the ones you love.

Visuals

The Large Bathers: How Cézanne’s enigmatic masterwork ‘The Large Bathers’ helped guide art into the age of experimentation and abstraction

Aura Photography Brings Occult Art Back: Invented in the 1930’s by Russian electrical engineer, Semyon Kirlian, it is a process that visually captures the electromagnetic energy field given off by a person or an object.

Artists Who Use Lists In Art: A list of six artists who make art with lists, including artists John Baldessari, Erica Baum, Mel Bochner, Tracey Emin, Richard Serra and Christopher Wool.


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