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Reads tagged with “innovation”

Retrospective on Futurism: N55
Retrospective on Futurism: N55

What snail shells and walking houses have to do with 13 years of art-science.

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The Open_Sailing Project
The Open_Sailing Project

Drifting villages, or what the Apocalypse has to do with your social life.

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Into Post-Digital Creative Culture: OFFF 2009
Into Post-Digital Creative Culture: OFFF 2009

What Lisbon and spaghetti have in common, or why failure is the key to creative success.

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Product Design Spotlight: The Little Bottle That Could
Product Design Spotlight: The Little Bottle That Could

Why the key to revolutionary innovation is being completely incompetent.

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The Year in Ideas: 8 Best of 2008
The Year in Ideas: 8 Best of 2008

8 things that shaped the year’s innovation footprint, or what Buckminster Fuller has to do with tap water and Michael Phelps.

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Digital Choreography: Synchronous Objects
Digital Choreography: Synchronous Objects

Twenty desks, one python, and what the human body has to do with lines of code.

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Exclusive Interview with Society6’s Justin Wills
Exclusive Interview with Society6’s Justin Wills

Art in the era of commerce, or what crowdsourcing has to do with the risk of selling out.

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What NASA Can Learn from X Prize (And Vise Versa)
What NASA Can Learn from X Prize (And Vise Versa)

A human story worth $10 million, or why imagination will always remain the next frontier of technology.

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A Little Awkward
A Little Awkward

How to socialize the hipster way and get a discount at Starbucks along the way.

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Geek Wednesdays: The Ephemeral Web
Geek Wednesdays: The Ephemeral Web

A modern time machine for data and what we can learn about the web from Victorian toys.

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