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Weekly inspirations: September 16, 2013

Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:

 

The Uber App Now Lets You Tell Friends When You’ll Get There With A Live ETA Map

The Uber app for iOS is today getting a couple of new features centered around estimated times of arrival. The app now lets you share your ETA with contacts from the app, letting them know exactly when you’ll arrive. They continue to impress in finding new ways to extend their app in creative ways like the recent functionality where you could call an ice cream truck and now this great feature that everyone could find useful. Read the article here.

The Verge Interview with Wylie Dufresne

For years I have been fascinated with and been a participant in the modernist cuisine movement which looks to combine a better understanding of science with new technology in the cooking process.  For me it is a huge inspiration to my creative process because I  think it parallels my day job where I am asked to be creativity to constantly changing technology. WD50 is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC run by its chef and owner Wylie Dufresne. Wylie is a great guy who I have talked with on many occasions and I think this recent interview with The Verge given a great insight into the restaurant, to Wylie as a chef and to what the modernist cuisine is really about. Watch the video here.

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Managing Digital Teams

As digital becomes part of every line of business, effective marshaling of digital capabilities is a critical competency. Management is often maligned (sometimes for good reason!), but strong management is an important differentiator in both digital delivery and in aligning that delivery to strategic goals. This article looks at some of the best ways to manage a digital teams to keep engagement and output high.Read the article here.

Kenneth Cole uses Vine mosaic to document his Spring 2014 collection

The theme of Kenneth Cole’s Spring 2014 show on Saturday was “Your Point Of View Depends On Your Points Of View,” which was brought to life by professional Vine photographer who documented the event.It was all captured in a dynamic online mosaic so that fans could watch all of the behind-the-scenes prep, exclusive designer interviews, and the models hanging out backstage. Experience the Kenneth Cole View Points mosaic here.

By Waving Your Smartphone, You Can Redesign Arcade Fire’s Amazing New Music Video

Over the last few decades, technology has changed movies, music, and TV dramatically. Even though we now watch the things almost exclusively on the web, little has changed about videos since their MTV hey day. In terms of adding interactivity to the mix, though, few bands have taken things as far as Arcade Fire, and the group’s latest clip is no exception. It’s a totally new type of experience that lets you paint effects on the screen with your smart phone as the video plays. Read all about it and check it out for yourself here.

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 Colorful piece from @joeiurato #streetartnyc #streetartofficial #streetartist #streetart #bushwickstreetart #bushwickcollective #thebushwickcollective #joeiurato  Also loved the work I found from @li_hill #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #streetartnyc #bushwickstreetart #bushwickcollective  Spent the morning @thebushwickcollective seeing what was new and good. The massive @dface_official was an easy place to start. #dface #streerart #streetartist #streetartnyc #bushwickstreetart #bushwickcollective  Flashback to the @dface_official #bigegghunt egg on display at Rockefeller Center in NYC. #dface #bigegghuntny #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #streetartnyc #easter #easteregg  Some of my street art currency collection from @christianguemy @dface_official and @banksy #dface #c215 #c215art #Banksy #currency #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #banksynation
 Also went to Queens today to check out the @wellingcourtmuralproject which is small but has some great work from artists like @eelcovirus #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #streetartnyc #wellingtoncourtmuralproject #wellingtoncourtmurals  One of my two favorite new artists I saw today was @owendippie with his 'Radiant Madonna' with the Virgin Mary holding holding a Keith Haring child suggesting Hering is god. #bushwickcollective #streetartnyc #streetartofficial #streetartist #streetart #owendippie #owendippieart  Thanks to @invaderwashere for the postcard set from his show at @museeenherbe - I think this was literally the only thing I didn't have from the show. #invader #invaderwalls #spaceinvader #spaceinvaderparis #streerart #streetartist #streetartofficial  Happy Easter with our @dface_official egg from the NYC #bigegghunt - it's always great to see all the posts and love this piece gets today. #dface #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #streetartnyc #easter #easteregg #bigegghuntnyc #bigegghuntny  Added to our @obeygiant Earth Crisis display with the globe and book from @galerie_itinerrance but now have some of the stencils Shepard used to make the mural in a new lucite box. #streetartofficial #streetartist #streetart #streetartparis #obey #obeygiant #shepardfairey #shepardfaireyart #shepardfaireyobey
 You can't miss the color and patterns of @davidjunelouf #bushwickcollective #bushwickstreetart #streetartnyc #streetartofficial #streetartist #streetart  I need to start collecting @findac because I LOVE his work every time I see it. #bushwickstreetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #streetartnyc #streetart #findac #bushwickstreetart #bushwickcollective  One more flashback to the @dface_official egg original hiding spot in the Lower East Side #dface #bigegghunt #bigegghuntny #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #streetartnyc  Escaped to Hudson and @fishgamehudson for the day #foodie #foodies #foodiesofinstagram #hudson #fishandgame  Our new @christianguemy is back from the framers! #c215 #c215art #streetartparis #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #money

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