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Inside the Playlist Factory and Narratives in Urban Planning

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of July 24th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.


Inside The Playlist Factory: At the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley, small teams of anonymous, hardcore music fans race to solve the record industry’s toughest problem.

Narratives In Urban Planning: Both in Finland and internationally, in fact, narratives are increasingly used in planning to connect new with old and to foster a sense of identity and community,

E•MO•JIS: As GIFs and emojis become more streamlined in the applications we use to communicate, the more puppeteer-like these platforms appear, demanding we move in time with the emotional range of the options given.

Death Of The Industrial Advertising Complex: In his talk at L2’s Digital Leadership Academy, Scott Galloway argues that advertising is becoming less essential to brand building as consumers are discovering products with tools like Google, Amazon, and TripAdvisor.


Look Up: A way to get New Yorkers to grow more aware of their surroundings.

Cyclotron: The technically advanced and versatile bike features a futuristic design that is fully connected and controlled via an app.

Yoshi: A startup that allows people to avoid the gas station by scheduling an automatic gas date for their vehicle instead


The Antivilla: In one quaint and idyllic German town, the architect Arno Brandlhuber has fashioned a surprisingly elegant bulwark from a former underwear factory.

Translocation – Transformation: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s newest exhibition focuses on themes of “metamorphosis provoked by expulsion, migration and deliberate change of location that is undergone by people and objects alike”.

Tag Clouds: Mathieu Tremblin replace the all-over of graffiti calligraphy by readable translations like the clouds of keywords which can be found on the Internet.

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