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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=they7m6YePo

Oskar Fischinger - An Optical Poem
June 23th, 2016

The short film An Optical Poem, 1938, by the celebrated German-born abstract film-maker Oskar Fischinger, in its entirety, composed to Franz Liszt's "2nd Hungarian Rhapsody." Made entirely with paper in stop motion fashion.

Oskar Fischinger also contributed to Walt Disney's film Fantasia













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http://www.viaggidaimparare.it/

Travel to Learn Initative
May 20th, 2016

This is an Italian project with the intention to encourage among Italian students, a deeper understanding of refugees, their living conditions and stories. The interviews speak for themselves, take a look.








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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Palomar

Italo Calvino - Mr. Palomar
May 19th, 2016

"is the lawn what we see, or do we see one grass plus one grass plus one grass...? There is no point in counting them, the number does not matter; what matters is grasping in one glance the individual little plants, one by one, in their individualities and differences."











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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqm-XEqpayc

Sheryl Sandberg UC Berkley speech
May 17th, 2016

"When the challenges come, I hope you remember that anchored deep within you is the ability to learn and grow. You are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. Like a muscle, you can build it up, draw on it when you need it. In that process you will figure out who you really are - and you just might become the very best version of yourself"

"Nothing at Facebook is someone else's problem. When you see something that's broken, go fix it.


Speech transcript (scroll past the video)



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbtf1oyNg-8

Site search in real life
May 13th, 2016

Funny but very real videos about digital frustrations made by Google














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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrT6v5sOwJg&spfreload=5

Google Material Design
May 13th, 2016

A design language developed by Google based on 'card' motifs, enabling a more libera use of grid-based layouts, responsive animations, transitions, padding and depth effects such as lighting and shadows.





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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPT0vg_Jl8Q
Garry Kasparov on 'Achieving Your Potential'
May 12th, 2016

The number of moves in the game of chess is almost infinite, how can man fight machine? INTUITION, is all about the decision making process, never employ calculations as the main tool, it's all about our understanding and finding intuitive ways.

Gravity of past success   never seize exploring because it is an ever changing world, without learning we will loose our grip, our advantage even if we were successful int he past.

We cannot live on one idea for too long




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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=246&v=98QwPO1b5j4

Nikola Tesla documentary
May 10th, 2016

'The progressive development of man is vitally dependent invention. It's ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of the forces of nature for human needs'

Serbian-American Nikola Tesla invented the alternate current system enabling the transmission of electricity in America and across the world, wireless communication that made possible all radio and television broadcast, remote control, neon and florescent lighting, X-rays and guided missiles.







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Bystander Effect
May 11th, 2016

When no one is singled out, no one takes responsibility. The Bystander Effect is a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. When it comes to work, this is why it's so important to have clarify regarding individual responsibilities and objectives in order to get things done.

Everyone's job is nobody's job.
No due date means never due.




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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtb3f_NAmK0

The Swedish Number
April 25th, 2016

Sweden became the first county in the world to introduce a constitutional law to abolish censorship 250 years ago!

To honor this anniversary, Sweden has launched an initiative making it the first country in the world ot introduce its own phone number. By calling +36 771 793 336, it's possibile to get connected to a random Swede, anywhere in Sweden and talk about anything you want.





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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=34&v=yDFCWcZO-Ig

The Fabric of Mumbai's Social Change
April 15th, 2016

In the chaotic city of Mumbai, there is no moment to pause. Taxis are really the heartline of movement
and all people from every cast use them.

The project transforms taxis into mass communication, a story telling medium around s
ocial issues, transforming the environment of the taxi into visual design, creating dialogue.











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http://emblemmatic.org/markmaker/#/

MarkMaker: Generate random logo designs
April 14h, 2016

It generates logos and refines them based on your feedback. As you use it, the system tries to learn what you like, and over many sessions, it attempts to understand the visual vernacular associated with logos for different kinds of companies.












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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnZZInDyrZo

Goals in Google Calendar
April 13h, 2016

Whether it’s reading more books, learning a new language or working out regularly, achieving your goals can be really hard. it’s probably harder than ever to find the time—even when your goal really matters to you. 

Goals in Google Calendar allows you to add a personal goal like 'run 3 times a week' and Calendar will help you to find the time and stick to it. 






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https://www.typeform.com/

Typeform
March 3, 2016

A more beautiful and interactive way to create surveys.

Typeform is a cloud based application that is reinventing the way users create and respond to surveys of all types, by making the process more user-friendly and engaging for both creators and end users.






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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30xWm0fyqsc

Mogees
February 29, 2016

No need to learn a particular instrument, play anything you want! 

The combination of software and vibration sensor allows you to transform anything into a musical instrument. The vibrations are analyzed and converted into the sounds  instantaneously. 

Mogees listens to the different types of hits you make and can tell them apart. Each hit can then be assigned a different sound in the software. It is possibile to use own samples and control sound engine using gestures. 





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https://meshable.io/map?ref=producthunt

GETWI.FI
February 28, 2016

A global map of 500,000+ open public WiFi hotspots!













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https://invisiblegirlfriend.com/

Invisible Girlfriend, online social 'escorting' service
February 25, 2016

Invisible Girlfriend is an online service that gives you real-world and social proof that you're in a relationship - even if you're not. Receive and send text conversations, share photos, and tell a believable story about your 'invisible' girlfriend. You can choose her name, age and create even create her personality!

Sounds crazy no? Also available... 'Invisible Boyfriend'






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The new customer paradigm
February 23, 2016

'The future of retail is a lot like dating... success lies in giving consumers more than what they've come to expect from the shopping process... build relationships by creating experiences that are relevant, intimate and fun'  

 - Alfredo Muccino, CEO Liquid Agency




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https://ideaflip.com/

Ideaflip
February 22, 2016

Brainstorming made into a smart digital collaborative tool.

An elegant and simple tool for gathering, developing and working in teams in an organic and freeform way. Ideaflip uses Https encryption for end-to end security and encodes data on it's servers. It's possibile to upload csv, pdf, images and take shots of webpages to build a picture. 





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http://www.fruitleather-rotterdam.com/

Fruit Leather
July 20, 2015

The biggest outside markets often produce an enormous amount of fruit and vegetables waste,  for example, the imperfect mango and some squashed nectarines. In the Netherlands, it takes about 12 centes per kilo to dispose to dispose of this trash, therefore some vendors tend to illegaly dump their waste. 

Original Rotterdam Fruitleather collects fruit and vegetables waste from markets vendors and transforming trash into a new type of material called Fruitleather for fashion.








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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N1Q8oFpX1Y

Jibo - The Family Robot
March 20, 2015

An evolution from Suri, Jibo becomes a member of the family. He takes on different roles for example: assistant, photographer, storyteller, messenger, avatar, and companion.














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http://socialbusinessmanifesto.com/innovation-through-collaboration-how-to-make-the-innovation-process-social/

Innovation through Collaboration
February 3, 2015

Today's organizations must continuously find and exploit new ideas and opportunities in order to respond to the growing competitve pressure and changes in customers' needs. We need to encourage innovation and make it 'normal' and not seperate it from the rest of the business.

Social Innovation & Idea Management uncovers hidden innovative ideas that are crucial in driving growth, productivity and value creation, ensuring that they reach the right people. It is a structured process that is aimed at the mass collection, management, selection and sharing of ideas.






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http://vimeo.com/77911159

What is Innovation? by FastCompany
February 3, 2015

'You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust taht the dots will somehow connect in your future. you have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, watever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life'   - Steve Jobs

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http://www.fastcodesign.com/3036911/fast-feed/inside-the-design-of-norways-beautiful-new-banknotes
Norway's Beautiful New Banknotes
January 14, 2015

Even in a world full of digital payment methods, cash still passes between the hands of every citizen and international traveler. Much like the national flag, it is a visual representaiton of the country's identity.

Design firm Snohetta transformed transformed Norway's new banknotes into an abstraction of ocean winds. Colours were chosen based on the current colour scheme of Norway's bills, in order not to present too much confusion when the switch takes place.








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http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm
Glassdoor
January 14, 2015

Glassdoor helps people everywhere find jobs and companies they love. It is the world's most transparent career community that is changing the way people find jobs and companies recruit top talent. 

Currently, there are over 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. The informarion shared is by the people who know that company the best - the employees.









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https://www.airbnb.it/map
Airbnb's Data Map
January 13, 2015

Airbnb recently launched it's interactive data map, showcasing in a fun way the users who are travelling, where they are staying and mapping check-ins as they occur!














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http://www.cheero.net/usa/
Osaka's Cheero Danboard
January 12, 2015

Apotable lithium-ion battery with an ability to charge an iPhone up to five times. 

But, the coolest part is how the charger let's you know where the power charge stands. Its eyes glow yellow at 100% to 67%. Its eyes glow orange at 66% to 34% and blinking red at 33% or less.












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https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-do-banks-lean-startups-revolutionise-finance-daniel-abrahams
Banks Leaning on Startups for Innovation
January 7, 2015

Investment in FinTech is over $3 billion with over 3,000 FinTech startups worldwide.

Why are banks interested:
1. Distruption: startups can potentially wipe-out a particular sector 
2. Banks lack customer experience
3. Startups know digital experience
4. Overcome complex challenges
5. VCs are aggressive about FinTech, Banks don't want to loose out



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http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20150106-whos-the-boss-nobody
Businesses Without Bosses
January 7, 2015

'Running a business without bosses, job titles and hierarchy might sould like a recipe for chaos. A number of compahies, however, are testing out the idea with the aim of keeping employees happy, clients satisfied and boosting the bottom line.'

'...having a "joyful" office culture helps...better respond to clients'

'Managers do important work, but it doesn't need to be centralised' 





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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand-up_meeting
Daily Scrum Meeting
June 20, 2014

A Daily Scrum Meeting (sometimes called a Stand-Up Meeting), is a quick semi-real time status update. Everyone must stand in order to keep the meeting short (usually takes 5 - 15 minutes). 

The following three questions must be answered:

1. What did I accomplish yesterday?
2. What will I do today?
3. What obstacles are impeding my way?







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http://businessmodelgeneration.com/downloads/businessmodelgeneration_preview.pdf
Empathy Map by Osterwalder
June 19, 2014

One of the main reasons startups fail is due to lack of customer development (aka ignoring users). The empathy map of Alexander Osterwalder (Business Model Canvas) can be helpful in focusing in on your users, helping you to really understand them: environment, behavior, concerns and aspirations.

By understanding their pains, we can generate a more powerful value proposition.













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Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail
June 17, 2014

1. Ignoring Users (customer development!)
2. Not targeting a 'market need'
3. Not the right team
4. Poor Marketing
5. Ran out of cash








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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eneEmDtSvzI

Google Glass Frames
February 16, 2014

It was only a matter of time until the Google Team will start developing more attractive frames to house Google Glass. Is this the way to the future? Or too much Star Trek to be wearing so much technology on a daily basis?











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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isnuLXjzvNw
Illusion Paining by Daniel Sierling & Mario Shu
January 3, 2014

A solitary tree in Potsdam Germany has been transformed into a hovering trunk with nothing more than some paint and tin foil. To create the illusion, Siering and Shu wrapped a section of the tree and spray painted it to look like the surrounding environment. From a precise angle, the tree looks as if it's floating in mid-air.











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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRqUTA6AegA
Coca Cola Commercial - Life Terrific
December 19, 2013

A new commercial from Coke Argentina tells a true-to-life story of the highs and lows of early parenthood in a new commercial by Santo Buenas Aires for Coke Life. It shows a couple going through some key milestomes after having a baby - from sheer exhaustion to toddler mischief. 
It is not a new concept, but it is done in a beautiful way.










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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1638882643/diwire-the-first-desktop-wire-bender
DIWire: The First Desktop Wire Bender
November 14, 2013

A new type of manufacturing and rapid prototyping, DIWire transforms drawn curves into bent wire than be assembled to make just about anything. It's super fast, super easy, allowing for 2D bending that afterwards could be put together to make 3D objects. Pensa is gathering funding through KickStarter and has already reached beyond its goal within the first 2 days.










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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya0I6oz7q9U
AirBnB Founder Lecture on Y Combinator
November 12, 2013

Nate Blecharczyk tells the story of AirBnB at the Startup School / Y Combinator in 2013. 

'...on this journey, every experience should be additive.. should be building up to that moment when you go to the Olympics...'










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https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KivAmPH_kF4
Naeem Zafar on Business Plans
November 11, 2013

Naeem Zafar is a faculty member of Haas Business School at the University of Berkley, where he teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He founded Concordia Ventures, was part of 6 startups and has extensive experience in mentoring and coaching entrepreneurs. He is currently teaching 'Financing New Ventures' an online MOOC at Novoed.









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Crumpled City Maps
September 17, 2013

Designed by Emanuele Pizzolorusso, Crumpled City Maps are made of a soft, extra-light material and is 100% waterproof. No need to worry about ripping your maps or folding them back the right way!










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The Israeli Start-up Map
September 17, 2013

After Silicon Valley, Tel-Aviv is now the second best place for start-ups. Mapped in Israel by Ben Lang is a graphic illustration of all startups, accelerators, co-working studios, investors, R&D Centres, Community Centres and more.










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NerdyData
September 15, 2013

A Search engine the searches through the source code of millions of websites, instead of just focusing on the visible text.










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Story Corps
September 15, 2013

Since 2003, Story Corps has been collecting the personal stories of Americans. There are more than 45,000 interviews archived of nearly 90,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded in a publich booth found across the country. The interviews are preserved at the American Folklife Centre at the Library of Congress.










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Famous Eyeglasses - Federico Mauro
August 27, 2013

Products inhibit complex identities, aiding in realizing our identities while creating a new language of meaning. Federico Mauro created a series of posters depicting the most iconic glasses and who they embody.










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Stack
August 27, 2013

Designed by Mugi Yamamoto, 'Stack slowly moves downwards and swallows the pile until no paper is left. The paper disappears under the print and exists on the top, where it creates a new pile.'











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Listen to Wikipedia
August 26, 2013

Created by Mahmoud Hashemi and Stephen LaPorte, 'Listen to Wikipedia' transforms wikipedia editing process into an orchestra. A celesta plays whenever an addition is made. A clavichord sounds whenever something is deleted. The higher the pitch, the smaller the edit.










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Chineasy
August 25, 2013

Learn Chinese the easy way!

A fun and graphically beautiful way to approach learning Chinese, so you can communicate with the 1.3 billion people who speak the language!

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Maven.co Micro-Consulting
August 25, 2013

Everyone knows something.

Maven.co is in the business of microconsulting - 'short bursts of knowledge, perspective, insight, and option that helps others make better decisions'. They believe that every individual can be a consultant, everyone has some specific valuable knowledge.

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Infographic History of the World
August 24, 2013

A captivating example of how around 14 billion years of earth's history can be made captivatingly interesting over 200 beautiful pages. The graphics can be used as inspiration for how you present data on your next powerpoint presentation - so people will listen and quickly understand!

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Multiscreen Ecosystem Design
August 23, 2013

When designing application systems, it is important 'to understand the user and the context in which the app will be used... services are consumed by a variety of users and require different interaction models, use cases, and planning'. So before embarking on design, think about what strategy to adopt:

1. Consistent Experience: 'the application and the experience are similar across all screens' 
2. Complementary Experience: 'devices work together and communicate with each other in order to create a unique experience'
3. Continuous Multi-screen Experience: 'evaluate when and where a product will be used in order to assess the optical experience for the user at the time of use'


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500 Fiat U.S. Commercial


August 22, 2013

How to sell an Italian car in North America.








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Where is Home? - Pico Ilyer
July 22, 2013

'The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new sights, but in looking with new eyes.'
- Marcel Proust

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Hell is Other People
June 26th, 2013

An anti-social app that helps you to avoid everyone you know!

This is an 'experiment in anti-social media'. Hell is Other People maps where your friends are and suggests you the most optimal places to be in order to avoid them! The map system is powered by Google Maps and Foursquare. Orange dots represent most recent check-ins, while the green dots represent the safest places for you to be!

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TwinKind: 3D Printing of YOU
June 25th, 2013

You can now order a mini figure of a loved one or maybe commemorate yourself forever in a little figurine? Taking orders now.

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Designed by Apple: Intention Video
June 25th, 2013

Apple's design philosophy in a video.
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Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education
June 24th, 2013

Mark Twain:
'College is a place where a professor's lecture notes go straight to the students' notes, without passing through the brains of either'

Plutarch:
'The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting'

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Yves Klein Blue
June 4th, 2013

Check out this article to find out how the famous photo was created. 














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Makerbot - Make Anything
May 8th, 2013


He wanted a 3D printer but couldn't afford one. So, Bre Pettis build one instead.
Makerbot is a startup that makes 3D printers accessible to the general public. Anyone can download the software and start to design, prorotype and create their own products. It might completely shift the way we both consume and create products. For example, instead of buying kids toys - we can create them exactly how we want and print them at home.

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Sonar Short Film by Possible Metrics
April 30th, 2013


Possible Metrics is a small studio based in Montreal, Canada, focusing on music-centered short films and interactive projects. The Sonar Short Film enables music to be generated by abstract animation.

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The Singing Ringing Tree
April 30th, 2013


The Singing Ringing Tree is a wind powered sound sculpture resembling a tree. It is located in Lancashire, England. It was designed by two architects: Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu. The construction is 3 metres tall and is made up galvanized steel pipes which harness the energy of the wind which enable the slightly discordant and penetrating choral sound covering a range of several octaves.

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AppArchitect
April 30th, 2013


Let's anyone build iOS Apple, no coding or templates are necessary. AppArchitect enables anyone to build custom iPhone and Ipad apps using a simple drag-and-drop interface. 

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Upstart - Create jobs after college
April 30th, 2013


Many of today's young people find themselves having to take a conservative route in regards to their career after college - often choosing a stable job in a big company instead of following their dreams, taking risks and striking out on their own.

Upstart is about financial backers investing in people and their potential over time. In return, investors receive a small percentage of that person's income over 10 years. The funds are being used to pay off student loans, start new companies, build prototypes, open stores, launch on-line shows, etc.

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Lockitron
April 30th, 2013


You don't need a key anyone to open your front door. Lockitron is a keyless solution, a smartphone intuitive two-button app. It enables you to instantly share access with your family and friends.

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Richard Bartle: Why People Play, The Four Player Types
April 29th, 2013


The gaming industry counts for over $66 billion worldwide revenues. Surprisingly enough, the average gamer is not 12 years old, but is 30 years old. People born after 1971, grew up with the Intranet and smartphones and there is a growing trend in popularity of integrating game concepts into other applications.

The Bartle Threory indicates the four player types, their personality and what they are seeking.
1. Achievers: gain status by overcoming challenges
2. Explorers: discover the world of the game
3. Socializers: collaborate with others
4. Killers: interfere with the game, extremely enjoy beating others




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Self-Assembling Foam Chair
April 27th, 2013


Designed by Belgian designer Carl de Smet, the self-assembling foam chair is an example of a new type of flat-pack furniture. It is made from SMP Shape memory Polyurethane, a material invented by Mitsubishi Heavy Industry that expands when heated. The chair can be squashed down to 5 percent of its size for packing ad shipping. When the owner receives it, the chair will blow up like a balloon when heat is applied.

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Fundawear Experiment - Durex
April 24th, 2013


Magic underwear that allows long distance couples to feel their lover's touch from anywhere in the world. Fundawear is a combination of a smartphone app and tiny vibrating motors that are swen into both female and male lingerie.

What do you think?

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Meaning of Time Customizable Clock by Bomi Kim
April 23th, 2013


Bomi Kim is a South Korean designer who created a nail size clock with inserts for the minute and hour hand. You can input any object that fints into the space in order to make your very own unique clock - meaningful to you.




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Yahoo Weather - The Forecast is Beautiful
April 19th, 2013


Yahoo released a beautiful weather app. It integrates photos of current conditions from Flickr's Project Weather where the community on the website created by Yahoo shares their weather photography. The photo that appears relates specifically to the location specified and local weather conditions and time of day.










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Travelling with the Moon
April 18th, 2013


Leonid Tishkov, a Moscow-based physician, has been travelling around the world with a private moon for over ten years now. Okay, it's not a real moon but it is a mystical lamp installation. He created it originally for a festival of contemporary art, but he never let the piece go. He calls it his 'performance of a lifetime', travelling with the moon and exploring different places.

'The moon is a shining point that brings people together from different countries, of different nationalities and cultures. And everyone who gets in its orbit does not forget it ever. It gives a fairytale and poetry in our prosy and mercantile world' - Leonid Tishkov





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High Rise Building Evacuation Slide - Hong Kong
April 17th, 2013


Zhou Miarong, a 70 year old inventor from China, has created an evacuation slide which makes escaping burning buildings faster and even more fun. It was recently installed in a 5 story building in Shanghai, a 14 second-long escape.

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Anti-theft Lunch Bag
April 16th, 2013


Created by 'the' a design studio formed by Sherwood and Mihoko. The bag is made out of LDPE, a bag stained to make your sandwich looked moldy. 

Sherwood is born in Hong Kong but grew up in Zimbabwe and is an Aerospace engineer. While, Mihoko was born in Japan and is a graphic designer and currently studying Product Design in New York City. She has a passion for pastries and apprenticed in Paris. 

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Prada's Creative Writing Contest
April 15th, 2013


The brief for the contest is: 'What are the realities that our eyes give back to us? And how are these realities filtered through lenses?'

The Creative Director of Prada, Miuccia, has a Ph.D. in political science and together with her husband co-founded the Prada Foundation, a non-for-profit organization devoted to contemporary art.

Stories submitted must be between 4,000 - 8,000 words. The winner will receive a 5,000 euro prize and get his story published in a form of an e-book by Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. Paper versions will be distributed in Prada boutiques.

Click below for contest
Prada Journal




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Luxottica Storytelling Project 
April 9th, 2013


For it's 50th year anniversary, Luxottica Group, a leader in the eyewear industry, has launched a cross-media platform dedicated to telling the story of Luxottica among more than 65,000 of it's employees worldwide that make this company what it is today. The initiative includes interviews, videos, infogrpahics, images and important information on the progress of 'One Sight'.

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Manifold Clock
April 8th, 2013


The Manifold Clock was developed by Studio Ve, an industrial design studio based in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The clock empasizes that time is continuous and cyclical and the concept is based on the study of Riemann surface, a type of Riemann Manifold. With time, the clock changes form - always in a state of impertinence .

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TransferWise
April 8th, 2013

Basedin the UK, TransferWise is a service that connects consumers seeking to exchange currency (ex. GBP to EUR) and avoid bank services fees, high commissions and/or poor rates. Since January 2011, users have exchanged over EUR 10 million and saved more than EUR 500,000 in the process.

'Using the Skype principle to slash the rates that people pay to send money abroad' - The Economist

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Polar App
April 8th, 2013

Perfect for indecisive people. The app lets users quickly set up polls to get feedback on timely issues ranging from purchasing decisions (ex. 'Do I look good in this coat?) to pressing personal debates (ex. Should I still propose to my girlfriend this weekend if it's going to rain?'). Each poll is set up to be a choice between two polar opposite responses (origin of the app's name).

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Pilow Fight Day
April 7th, 2013

Coming soon, a pillow fight in your city! This event is only one of the many parties organized by SpeakEasy, a worldwide platform that assists in hosting crazy parties, as well as making it easier for you to find one. 

Next Pillow Fights:
Barcelona - April 7th 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Milano - April 13th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Rome - April 21st, 5:45pm - 7:00pm




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Facebook Home Official App Ad
April 6th, 2013

The new app for Android with the mission to turn your Android phone into a social phone. Last Thursday Facebook unveilved it's 'Facebok Home' software to place the world's social network front and center on Android smartphones. A constant, fresh strem of photos and updates from your newsfeed, cover feed is always present when you wake up your phone. It lets you stay up-to-date on your friends' latest activities in real-time, all the time.

What do you think? 

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StudyBlue
April 5th, 2013

Is a website platform and app that empowers studying through facilitating the process of creating and having interactive online flashcards and notes anywhere, anytime. Moreover, users can not only create their own flashcards, they can also search / view flashcards made by other users. The website offers a real-time performance dashboard and a simple intuitive user experience.

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Makankosappo: DBZ energy attacks trend
April 4th, 2013

Among the female population in Japan a new trend is arising called 'Makankosappo'. Teenagers perform dangerous techniques from the anime series Dragon Ball making all their surrounding classmates fly! Kidding aside, there is a growing trend in capturing a simulation of the super powers found in the Dragon Ball series, all starting from one student who posted a photo of herself and classmates on twitter.

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Believe in Gamification! - short film
April 3rd, 2013

With all the hype, curiosity and apprehension surrounding the Google Glass, I would like to share a short film by Sight Symptoms called 'Believe in Gamification!'. It takes us into a virtual reality, a world maybe not so far into the future. 

Mind blowing? Surreal? or a little bit frightening? You choose.

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Believe in Gamification! film




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The Speed Camera Lottery
April 2nd, 2013

Moving beyond the typical Gamification elements such as points and badgets, The Speed Camera Lottery initiative by Volkswagen really digs deep into the real potential of Gamification. (Gamification = the application of game elements and game design techniques to non-game contexts).

The challenge was how to get the people of Sweden to drive within the speed limit (outside of the police man with a speed measuring device). The solution awarded those who respected the speed a lottery ticket. There was a camera set up taking images of all liscence plates within the safe range including a feedback screen informing the drivers of their speed. The money for the lottery came from speeding fines.

The Result. 22% reduction in speed after implementation.





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CodeAcademy
April 1st, 2013

CodeAcademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in programming languages like Python, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, HTML and CSS. As of September 2011, the site has over 550,000 users who have completed over six million exercises. To motivate users, the site offers feedback, badges for completing exercises, as well as a function that keeps track of a user's total score and displays it to others.

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