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Geoff Cook: What Brooklyn’s Recent Museum Hires Mean for the Future of Cultural Institutions
Geoff Cook: What Brooklyn’s Recent Museum Hires Mean for the Future of Cultural Institutions

Geoff Cook, founding partner at Base Design, examines the hirings of Anne Pasternak (Brooklyn Museum) and Katy Clark (BAM) and what they mean for the brand identities of Brooklyn establishments

Over the past month, we have witnessed two of Brooklyn’s most prominent cultural institutions select new leaders: Katy Clark at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and now Anne Pasternak at the Brooklyn Museum. Though each is arriving to their new posts with a great deal of experience, Clark and Pasternak have their work cut out for them to successfully take these two storied institutions into the next phase of their life cycles.

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Butterfly Keyboard Makes Typing a Customizable Breeze
Butterfly Keyboard Makes Typing a Customizable Breeze

The heirloom-grade Model 01 keyboard does away with keyboards' longstanding unfriendliness to the human hands

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The Future of Safer Cycling: Augmented Reality Helmets
The Future of Safer Cycling: Augmented Reality Helmets

Future Cities Catapult, the team behind the "3D Soundscape" headset, prototype a cycle helmet that would supply rides with spatial and contextual information

The construction of bike lanes in accordance with New York City’s Citi Bike stations popping up around the city in recent years has stirred much controversy. While the lanes seem to benefit delivery men and casual bikers alike, many drivers have expressed their frustration over stolen driving lanes and parking spaces now filled by the green bike path. Moreover, the growing number of people encouraged to abandon their cars or the subway in favor of a more health-minded and eco-friendly pursuit inevitably spikes the number of biker-related casualties. Cue Future Cities Catapult, the developer behind a biking helmet laden with augmented reality (AR) capabilities.

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Crafty Figurines That You Should Have On Your Desk
Crafty Figurines That You Should Have On Your Desk

How knick-knacks and trinkets indicate character and establish workplace culture in all office settings

PSFK Labs has launched The Desktop Debrief, an insight into the infinite selection of desktop products that drive creativity and well-being in the modern workplace.

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Audi’s Lunar Quattro Will Go 4-Wheeling on the Moon
Audi’s Lunar Quattro Will Go 4-Wheeling on the Moon

The rover—set to launch in 2017—won't set any speed records, but it could be the automaker's toughest engineering challenge yet

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This Summer, A City Will Pay Every Citizen a Standard Monthly Income
This Summer, A City Will Pay Every Citizen a Standard Monthly Income

The University of Utrecht partners with its municipal government to test out basic unconditional income

If you are one of the 1.4 million Americans making federal minimum wage, you earn $7.25 an hour. That $7.25, you might argue, isn’t enough for basic living—which is why you may favor states that have adopted a living wage of up to $15 an hour.

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Unleash Your Inner Body-Positive Superhero
Unleash Your Inner Body-Positive Superhero

Superfit Hero is a line of performance clothing, motivating women to fulfill their superhuman fitness potential

Superfit Hero is fighting back against the messages of the mainstream fitness industry with a line of workout clothes designed to help women feel the power of fitness.

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Pepsi Sound System Lets You Listen to a Remixed Ukraine
Pepsi Sound System Lets You Listen to a Remixed Ukraine

Ukranian Pepsi fans turn urban noises into music and listen to their creations on branded music boxes

As part of the Pepsi’s global challenge to see the world differently, Ukraine’s Beats of the City is letting fans remix the sounds of its streets. Amateurs and professionals are able to experiment with audio collected from urban environments, and use the samples to create original music scores. After the five best city soundtracks are produced and recorded, the winners will receive a specially designed stereo inspired by the Pepsi can itself.

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The U.S. Army’s New Tactical Reconnaissance Vehicles? Hoverbikes
The U.S. Army’s New Tactical Reconnaissance Vehicles? Hoverbikes

Malloy Aeronautics has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Defense to work on the hoverbikes, which are also planned for commercial use

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