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Machines as Thought Partners and Makeover Mania

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of November 13th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.


Machines As Thought Partners: David Ferrucci thinks big when he looks at the potential of artificial intelligence. He sees a future in which AI will become a powerful amplifier of human creative potential – a system based not on machine learning but natural learning that will enable humans and machines to explore, collaborate and ask “why” together.

Makeover Mania: For today’s designers, any object, symbol or pool of information is just another problem awaiting a new solution. Is that a good thing?

There Is No Such Thing As Western Civilization: The values of liberty, tolerance and rational inquiry are not the birthright of a single culture. In fact, the very notion of something called ‘western culture’ is a modern invention

Social Media’s Dial-Up Ancestor: The history of the BBS shows that pre-Internet social media was pretty great.


Apas: They’re building the ultimate water delivery system. Think water-as-a-service.

Tools For Therapy: Uses shapes and design as a communication method to help people open up.

Digitsole: Integrate electronics and energy into footwear to offer consumers more functions that will bring significant comfort and well-being.


EyeEm Magazine Vol. IV: Machina: A visual journal exploring how artificial intelligence, machine learning, and our patented EyeEm Vision technology will impact the art and discovery of photography.

Paradise Now: In a small artist run space in Berlin, grown people throw yellow foam balls at one another and create sculptures from crates while wearing bananas on their heads.

Ai Weiwei Returns To New York: With a sole focus on the refugee crisis—the primary topic he has been championing over the past few years—the artist brings attention to this theme in a variety of mediums, from legos to ancient wood to wallpaper.

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