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Why the Mona Lisa Stands Out and the Real Ebola Panic

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of October 27th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas
Why The Mona Lisa Stands Out: When a work of art is considered great, we may stop thinking about it for ourselves.

Ebola: The Real Reason Everyone Should Panic: Pandemics contain so many of the lessons about our modern world.

Tour A Museum From Anywhere: Some muesume apps are works of art that engage and entertain whether you’re at the museum or not — which makes the new app from the Metropolitan Museum of Art so impressive.

Retailers Are Disabling NFC To Block Apple Pay: A group of very large retailers are part of a group (Merchant Customer Exchange, “MCX”) working on an upcoming mobile payment system called CurrentC.

How to Stop the Infighting and Actually Conduct a Creative Ideation Session: Ideation sessions must strike a balance between free-form creativity and structure. An article written by the Use All Five team!

Products
Writefull: An application that provides feedback on your writing with the use of the Google Books database.

Prizm: A device that will instantly play the perfect music based on people in the room, their music tastes and habits, and even the current atmosphere.

Bruvelo: A smart, WiFi connected coffee brewer which automates the timeless tradition of a fine handcrafted coffee.

Visuals
Excellences & Perfections: For several months artist Amalia Ulman conducted a scripted online extreme, semi-fictionalized makeover via her Instagram and Facebook profiles.

Binnen de Lijnen: LUSTlab have created a visual representation of how a public space is used, highlighting the spatial organization of Schilderswijk’s social life.

The Situation Room: Perforated pink aluminium panels form a sinuous structure that envelops visitors to this installation by French architect Marc Fornes, his studio The Very Many and sound artist Jana Winderen.


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