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The Attention-Deficit-Disorder Economy and Euro Banknote Bombing

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of February 23rd brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

The Attention-Deficit-Disorder Economy: Technological advances, and the ubiquity of always-on media, may be undermining one of the key psychological prerequisites for economic growth: patience, and the willingness to put off current gratification for future gains.

Life in Design: London-based graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge talks us through his ongoing design education – from his early sources of inspiration to the recently discovered figures, processes and publications that feed into his many projects.

Bob Dylan on How to Cultivate the Perfect Environment for Creative Work: Dylan values that unconscious aspect of creativity far more than rational deliberation, speaking to the idea that the muse cannot be willed, only welcomed.

Products

Cymbolism: A tool that attempts to quantify the association between colors and words, making it simple for designers to choose the best colors for the desired emotional effect.

Playmoss: A new app and website that lets users stream music and compile playlists from numerous platforms, including YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud.

Binger: The idea behind the app is to make matches based solely on what you and your potential paramour watch on Netflix.

Visuals

Euro Banknote Bombing: Greek artist Stefanos has figured out a novel way to express his dissatisfaction with EU-imposed austerity and greedy corporate fat cats: he’s started vandalising the euro.

Full Screen: In this exhibitions the visitor is invited to wear little watch on his/her wrist, each of which contains a unique art piece created by a renowned artist, with Ai Weiwei being one of them.

Mapping Migration In The United States: Where people who lived in each state in 2012 were born


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