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Japan’s Bunka Method and the Start Of An Ending

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of October 26th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

The Bunka Method: Japan’s Bunka Fashion College has produced some of the world’s most celebrated avant-garde designers, from Yohji Yamamoto to Junya Watanabe — learn about the school’s unique approach to fashion education.

Elon Musk on Thinking for the Future: The C.E.O. of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, and Y Combinator president Sam Altman foresee tech’s next innovations. Moderated by Andrew Ross Sorkin, of The New York Times and CNBC.

Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed To Kill: Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets. But before they can become widespread, carmakers must solve an impossible ethical dilemma of algorithmic morality.

An Interview With Jim Riswold: Portland-based artist, writer, and former creative director for Wieden+Kennedy, talks about creating some of the most iconic advertisements of the 20th Century, how appropriating culture leads to innovation, and why we should all aim to make “glorious mistakes.”

Products

VOYO: Transforms terabytes of data created by your car into apps that increase driving safety, convenience, and fuel efficiency.

Clouds Observatory: A design strategy for reducing heat pollution—it’s a set of floating pods that deflect heat in a stylish, yet seamless way.

Poème Mécanique: A subtle and cascading sound sculpture encircles Montréal.

Visuals

The Start Of An Ending: This video puts together the opening and closing shots of 75 completely different films. What can we learn about these particular films and, more importantly, about the art of cinema?

Designing Distraction-Free Zones: Today’s architects are fighting back by designing private enclaves that help people get away from the noise and find moments of solitude to collect their thoughts.

Cockfights And Cop Tests: Talking to Manila-based writer, publisher, graphic designer, and cultural historian Clara Lobregat Balaguer.


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