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The Scarecrow Project and Oculix

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of August 24th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas
The Scarecrow Project: How one of the last video stores turned non-profit with an eye on preservation.

Your Market Research is Flawed: Why the methods companies use to gauge the market for their products are often rife with bias.

Five Talents for the Robotic Age: In this fascinating talk, author Marty Neumeier will take you through the skills you’ll need to swim against the tides of extreme change.

Google Cultural Institute: Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world in extraordinary detail.

Products
Oculix: At a summer “Hack Day,” a team of six Netflix employees created Oculix, a means of browsing and watching Netflix in VR.

Estimote Stickers: Super tiny beacons that represent the future of what sensor technology and contextual computing will be.

NewsDiff: An app that watches different versions of highly-placed articles on online news sites, starting with nytimes.com.

Visuals
The Life Of Designer Deborah Sussman: The death of legendary Los Angeles designer earlier this week has been keenly felt by the creative community at large.

3D Printed Ceramics: Olivier Van Herpt is 3D printing geometrically complex functional objects like bowls and plates, as well as large-scale decorative pieces.

Aaron Koblin Pop Quiz: The multifaceted data artist touches on ’60s psychedelica, California dreaming and the country’s political problem


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