creativity

  • Tailor Brands raises $4M to have robots design logos for you

    Tailor Brands raises $4M to have robots design logos for you

    For the most part, apps like Prisma depend on curated training sets to impersonate style and apply it to a new context. While this may signal that machine creativity is dead on arrival, we shouldn’t forget that even Picasso needed to attend a showing of African masks before he could push cubism into the popular lexicon. Yali Saar, CEO of Tailor Brands, believes much the same about… Read More

  • PABLO is an app to make long-exposure videos on your iPhone

    PABLO is an app to make long-exposure videos on your iPhone

    Light painting photos and videos are really cool, but complicated to make. That’s the idea behind PABLO (no, not that Pablo), a new app launching today for iOS. Typically light painting (or long-exposure) photos require an expensive DSLR and adjustments to ISO, aperture, shutter speed and other settings most of us pretend to understand but in actuality have no idea how they really… Read More

  • Why Business Leaders Need To Take On The Education Revolution Crunch Network

    Why Business Leaders Need To Take On The Education Revolution

    Have you hired someone straight out of college in the last decade? If you have, it comes as no shock that today’s education system simply isn’t creating job-ready employees. Far from the differentiator it once was, the college diploma has become an expensive check box in the HR process. Let’s cut to the chase: You need experience to be relevant in today’s demanding… Read More

  • The Human Touch Crunch Network

    The Human Touch

    Blame it on Hollywood. So many people have seen science-fiction movies about robots taking over the world that they’ve started to believe it’s happening. Many workers are worried that automated systems will soon take over their jobs — and leave them no role in a tech-driven economy. This kind of hysteria is best reserved for the big screen. Humans have nothing to fear… Read More

  • Kdan Mobile’s Cloud-Based Apps Are An Alternative To Adobe Products

    Kdan Mobile’s Cloud-Based Apps Are An Alternative To Adobe Products

    Kdan Mobile wants to fill the space between Adobe’s mobile products and Evernote by providing cloud-based creativity and productivity apps for iOS and Android, like Animation Desk and NoteLedge, that are targeted toward amateur users and students. Read More

  • Snapchat And The Beauty Of Ephemeral Photography And Fleeting Creativity

    Snapchat And The Beauty Of Ephemeral Photography And Fleeting Creativity

    Traditionally photography is about preserving a moment in time; you take a picture literally because it’ll last longer. The entire art is built around a quest for permanence, and archival desires. But with Snapchat, you’re casting off those things you photograph almost as soon as you take the picture – in many cases it’s less permanent than just continuing to look… Read More

  • Data Is Not Killing Creativity, It’s Just Changing How We Tell Stories

    Data Is Not Killing Creativity, It’s Just Changing How We Tell Stories

    I keep seeing this topic push up about how data is affecting creativity. Some say we are losing our sense of narration and storytelling. It’s not this at all. We are just experiencing a shift that other civilizations have faced when the traditional means for storytelling transform to give a sense of the changing times facing society. That does not mean a rejection of the narrative form. Read More

  • The couch made from 20 old Macs

    Why should you recycle? If not to help the earth out, then to avoid the $100 fines the city charges you for screwing up plastic with paper. A Mac store in Maryland Heights, Missouri had 20 old Macintosh II computers laying around collecting dust. So instead of just chucking them in the dumpster, the store’s owner built a fully-usable couch out of them. Creativity at its best? Quite… Read More