They even drummed up publicity for the theatrical release as if it were a live concert: Oscilloscope announced the movie’s release date, then two weeks later, tickets went on sale. Theaters ended up selling out of tickets within minutes, and in one night, Shut Up and Play the Hits grossed more than Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty, did, despite the fact that LCD Soundsystem is a lesser known band. … [Read more...] about The Other Legacy: Inside Collaboration Lab Oscilloscope
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Strike a balance between bringing in new talent that fits your creative culture and new talent that will take it in new directions A breadth of different kinds of production activity is an important way to encourage and develop both talent and new ideas, Sproxton believes: “Though some people naturally lean towards a particular type of production–ads because they are quick turnaround, or feature films because they’re not–we are trying to mash things up, encouraging more people to jump between different production types.” … [Read more...] about How To Grow While Staying Insanely Creative, The Aardman Way
Take Zara, which partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America in December to enlist emerging fashion designers in upcycling vintage clothing. The catch? The designers had to use new fabric Zara provided. Zara went on to manufacture these designs using new materials, which were sold as a capsule collection at certain Zara stores. At first glance, the program appeared to be bringing upcycling into fast fashion, but in reality, the collection wasn’t any different from a traditional one. (Zara declined to comment on this story.) … [Read more...] about Patagonia has had enormous success with upcycled clothing. Could other brands follow?
We will also recognize an Innovation Team of the Year and honorable mentions, and this year we are encouraging companies to nominate an Innovation Leader of the Year, a designation that can go to any individual—he or she could be a lab manager, a division head, or a CEO—who has championed innovation in the workplace. We are also dividing the list into categories defined by size of company and corporate status, separating nonprofits and not-for-profit organizations from for-profit corporations. … [Read more...] about Fast Company now accepting applications for Best Workplaces for Innovators 2021
I’ve loved electronics ever since I was a kid. In 6th grade, after saving up for five years, I built a PC that was better than any computer I could find. Throughout middle school, I tinkered with wiring and welding and electronics (as you can see by the piles of unused Arduino boards and leftover electronics in my room). It was easy to make something for myself—an awesome PC—but making something other people wanted wasn’t as easy. … [Read more...] about I’m a high school sophomore. Here’s how schools can teach kids to solve real-world problems