Category: awesomeness

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How the CIA define problems & plan solutions: The Phoenix Checklist

In a recent BBH Labs post (Wind Tunnel Marketing, The Sequel: On the Need for Divergent Insight) that talked about the need for divergent thinking and stimulus in approaching problem solving (& creative ideation), Chaz Wigley, the Chairman of BBH in Asia Pacific, mentioned how the CIA‘s (I’ve always wanted to link to the CIA) Problem Definition Checklist provoked precisely this...

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Violently elemental. Yet beautiful. Time-lapse of Eyjafjallajökull erupting, May 2010

During the eruption of the volcano that no one can pronounce (or barely even spell) Sean Stiegemeier took his Canon 5D Mark II out and produced this rather ace short film, set to music sung by Jónsi (lead singer of Icelandic band Sigur Rós). We like the ethereal music mashed up with something that is, essentially, destructive. Violently elemental. Yet beautiful....

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We love Google Goggles

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhgfz0zPmH4[/youtube] Google Goggles is a new ‘visual search’ app for Android phones. Instead of using words, take a picture of an object with your camera phone: Google then attempt to recognize the object, and return relevant search results. Goggles also provides information about businesses near you by displaying their names directly in the camera preview. As Google make clear, this...