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Staying One Step Ahead at Pixar and the Case Against Reality

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of May 1st brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.


Staying One Step Ahead At Pixar: The cofounder of the company that created the world’s first computer-animated feature film lays out a management philosophy for keeping Pixar innovative.

The Case Against Reality: A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.

Inside OpenAI: OpenAI is a billion-dollar effort to push AI as far as it will go. In both how the company came together and what it plans to do, you can see the next great wave of innovation forming.

A Debate Is Raging In The Museum World—And Design Is At The Center: MoMA in flux gives us a glimpse of a vast shift in how museums think about art, design, and the public.


ASK Brooklyn Museum: The app allows users to ask questions about pieces in the museums in real time as the Audience Engagement team works to find the right answer.

Talkshow: A simple messaging app that allows you to text these things in public.

Swish: An app where you can interact with sports highlights in the ways you interact with music enabled by platforms like Spotify.


Manuals 1: A book that offers a comprehensive study of corporate identity manuals from the 1960s to early-80s – the golden era of identity design.

Generative Choreography: A system for generating novel choreographic material in the nuanced choreographic language and style of an individual choreographer.

Hybrid Forms: This video features digital multicellular morphogenesis: simulations of simplified cell types growing in tandem, revealing how complex patterns evolve from a simple starting point.

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