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The Body Adaptive and the Fake Market Tactic

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of February 19th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

The Body Adaptive How rethinking disability and assistive tech can make the world more functional and more fun.

Tech And The Fake Market Tactic In one generation, the Internet went from opening up new free markets to creating a series of Fake Markets that exploit society, without most media or politicians even noticing.

Syrian History Is Unfolding On WhatsApp Social media is offering a lifeline for fractured families — and a window into the refugee crisis.

Telling The Story Of The African American Experience In Washington The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., tells stories that many Americans have waited years to be told

Is Corporate Patronage The Art World’s Saving Grace? During a lull in the art market, when mid-tier galleries are struggling to keep their doors open and many emerging and mid-career artists are beginning to lose faith in their dealers, could corporate patronage be the art world’s saving grace?

Products

5 Calls: A who-to-call and what-to-say cheat sheet, available on the web and on mobile, based on your address and the issues that matter most to you.

Landmapp: An app that combines GPS-based survey data with basic administrative details and an oral history of how the land came to be acquired and owned. The resulting documentation is then certified by the local authorities and becomes a legally defensible certificate of title.

STORY: A levitating timepiece that orbits around a wooden base, counting the hours, minutes or even years.

Visuals

i-Con: Wolfgang Tillmans: To celebrate his second Tate retrospective, we asked Wolfgang Tillman’s friends and collaborators – from Alex and Lutz to Frank Ocean – to ask him one question about his life and career.

Coffee, Conceptualism And A Theft: Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco’s installation at the tony Kurimanzutto gallery, where he installed a fully functioning Oxxo convenience store inside the gallery’s walls — complete with cigarettes, coffee and Malibu rum.

OMA AMO w/for PRADA: Through the years, the Dutch architects OMA have turned Prada’s concrete hall on Via Antonio Fogazzaro into a luxurious Soviet palace and a moody boxing ring – the latter a commentary on the violence of the global financial crisis.


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