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The Voyagers and City Collisions

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of September 8th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas
The Voyagers: A short film about Carl Sagan and Annie Druyan, and the love letter they sent to the stars.

Only Creatives Can Refashion Our Old Models: Creative industries add billions of dollars a year to the economy, while supporting million of jobs – they should not hide their light under a bushel.

Should We Design Cities For ‘Collisions’?: Explore the centrality of street food to Chengdu’s social life, the trend of parking spaces becoming parks, and a map of Portland’s immorality.

In the Brain, Memories Are Inextricably Tied to Place: A manmade virus that acts like “a remote control” for neurons helped psychologists research the connection.

Products
X.AI: An artificial intelligence powered personal assistant that schedules meetings for business customers.

Forest: An app helping you put down your phone and focus on what’s more important in your life.

Gather: An app that lets you connect safely and security without exchanging personal information

Visuals
Made You Look: Exploring how creatives, publishers and agencies are sticking with and returning to tactile means of making things.

Jeff Koons Is Releasing His First Piece Of Digital Art: The piece is an augmented reality sculpture that can only be viewed on mobile devices through a GARAGE Magazine app, which allows viewers to explore the piece from a variety of angles as if standing on top of it.

Vintage Enamel And Metal Badges: Robert Griffin has put together an amazing collection on Flickr of really cool vintage logo badges, many of which come with detailed stories about the logo and badge.


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