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Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of May 10th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

The Architectural Genius of Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick: The next Googleplex goes way beyond free snacks and massages. It’s a future-proof microclimate

How Emoji Got To The White House: History will mark April 28, 2015 as the first time a sitting U.S. President expressed thankfulness for “manga and anime, and, of course, emojis,” and on the White House lawn, no less.

#OnVacation: Ukrainian artists occupy Russian pavilion at Venice Biennale – mimics Russia’s military incursion into east Ukraine.

Eight Big Ideas From Seven On Seven: The big ideas to emerge from the seventh edition of Rhizome’s Seven on Seven conference took place at the New Museum.

Products

The Eighth Sense: A cleverly coded couture piece, fashioned from materials responsive to real-time digital media, which change its colour to match the person’s mood.

Shadow: A Wi-Fi system launched on the Playa Agua Dulce in Peru provides beach-goers Internet access in the safety of the shade to help prevent skin cancer.

Fold: Enables consumers to make bitcoin payments using a mobile app that can integrate with a variety of point-of-sale (POS) systems.

Visuals

Scroll Back: The theory and practice of cameras in 2D side-scrolling games.

Found Footage Film Festival: The festival showcases footage from videos that were “found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country,” its organisers explain.

Lung: A device that makes people aware of their breathing habits by making breathing data more legible.


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