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The Geographic Divide in American Creativity and the Theory of Language Learning

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of September 11th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.


The Stunning Geographic Divide In American Creativity: New data recently released by the National Endowment for the Arts suggests that there’s an awful lot of creativity happening far inland from America’s coastal tech and arts hubs.

Evidence Rebuts Chomsky’s Theory Of Language Learning: Much of Noam Chomsky’s revolution in linguistics—including its account of the way we learn languages—is being overturned.

Google’s Plan To Stop Aspiring ISIS Recruits: Google has been working over the past year to develop a new program it hopes can use a combination of Google’s search advertising algorithms and YouTube’s video platform to target aspiring ISIS recruits and ultimately dissuade them from joining the group’s cult of apocalyptic violence.

Is A Hand Wave A Universal Greeting?: Beginning around 35,000 years ago, the archaeological record of Western Europe contains breathtaking evidence that hands held special significance to humans.


Plumen 003: An LED lamp that combines engineering with product and jewelry design.

nanoPE: Researchers have engineered a low-cost plastic material that could become the basis for clothing that cools the wearer, reducing the need for energy-consuming air conditioning.

The Pilot: A Bluetooth earbud that allows real time translation between two people with a phone hosting the control software.


Responsive Stories: What if stories changed depending on what you were feeling?

A 10 Object Guide To Memphis Design: The Milan-born Memphis Design Group is the all-star band that changed visual culture in the 1980s.

Designer Johnathan Pell Blends Traditional Methods With Modern Technology: The Milan-born Memphis Design Group is the all-star band that changed visual culture in the 1980s.

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