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Virtual Frontiers and the Kodak Fiends

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of March 26th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

The Kodak Fiends: How the first mass-market camera led to the right to privacy and ‘Roe V. Wade’.

It’s A Time For Disobedience: The MIT award–a $250,000, no-strings-attached cash prize, funded by LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman–will go to a person or group responsible for an “extraordinary” example of disobedience for the good of society.

Google’s Plan to Engineer the Next Silicon Valleys: The tech giant is quietly grooming companies overseas in a strategic move to bring the next billion online.

More Life, More Problems: Drake’s latest project exposes the limits of critical conversation on social media.

Products

Very.gd: The fastest, easiest way to prototype for VR and 360° video.

Joto: A robotic drawing boards that sketches everything from works of art to messages.

Distill: An interactive, visual journal for machine learning research.

Visuals

Virtual Frontiers: At its upcoming 2017 edition, Art Basel in Hong Kong is teaming up with Google Arts & Culture and a clutch of art stars to present newly created work using Google’s Tilt Brush app, which allows the user to draw and paint in a 3-D virtual space.

Everything In Quotes: The thing that links architecture and branding is the quest for phenomenological coherence: the creation of unified experiences regardless of medium.

Spheres Of Influence: . Part installation and part live performance, it uses a robotic system from Staubli to paint layers of graphics (abstracted from the city) onto a series of human-scale spheres.


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