This week a theme that emerged in the stories was that of the many faces of failure. There is a new museum in Sweden celebrating product and cultural failures of modern times. A former Silicon Valley darling chat app called YikYak failed and lost hundreds of millions of perceived/bloated valuation. The Met Gala stuck to
It's a celebration of commercial mistakes.
The Museum of Failure in Helsingborg, Sweden, might sound like it houses the most depressing collection ever. But it is actually meant to inspire. Founded by organizational psychologist Dr. Samuel West, the museum exhibits corporate products like Google Glass and Sony Betamax that totally flopped, yet represent a willingness to take risks. Show More Summary
This week, painters painting themselves as lions, Google's modern day Library of Alexandria, the new Museum of Failure, the CIA and Arab modern art, Chinatowns today, and more. The post Required Reading appeared first on Hyperallerg...
“The purpose of the museum is to show that innovation requires failure,” Dr. West said as he introduced some of the exhibits in a video posted this month on the YouTube channel of Fredrik Skavlan, a Scandinavian talk show host. “If you are afraid of failure, then we can't innovate.” He said he started the […]
If anyone is interested in why some gadgets have ended up on the garbage heap of product history, the Museum of Failure is the place to go.
What do "Bic for Her" pens, electric facial rejuvenation mask, and Trump: The Game have in common? They were all bizarre and ridiculous commercial products that tanked in the marketplace. This summer, the Museum of Failure will openShow More Summary
Most of us tend to downplay our failures, but a new museum is putting brands’ high profile mistakes front and center. Called the Museum of Failure, it features over sixty failed products from huge brands. A lot of what is featured is tech products that either didn’t work properly or had no market — a […]
Do you remember Harley-Davidson perfume? Bic For Her? TwitterPeek? Probably not, as they were all immediate flameouts. Crystal Pepsi and Zune were better known, but mainly known as failures. They are all exhibits at the new Museum of Failure in Helsingborg, Sweden. Show More Summary
As a white nationalist says President Trump incited him to shove a black female protester at a campaign rally last March, a new museum in Montgomery, Alabama aims to advance truth and reconciliation while addressing the often unspoken reality of racial horror in America. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Three writers consider the controversy surrounding Dana Schutz’s painting of Emmett Till and the Whitney Museum’s public response to it. The post The Possibilities and Failures of the Racial Imagination appeared first on Hyperallerg...
Also: Cutthroat trout are endangered by climate change; the U.N. says a "staggering" number of people are fleeing Mosul, Iraq; and Sweden now has a Museum of Failure to highlight commercial flops.
Don't let the name fool you — Samuel West's "Museum of Failure" is an act of celebration. Read more...
Don't let the name fool you — Samuel West's "Museum of Failure" is an act of celebration. On June 7, West, a collector and self-described innovation researcher, will debut 51 failed products in a museum exhibition in the Swedish city...Show More Summary
The showman P. T. Barnum became famous for co-opting the now popular phrase “there’s no such thing as bad publicity.” While no doubt referring to his controversial entrepreneurships like the American Museum at the time, the saying has gone to encompass all forms of media seeking to make a name for themselves. Show More Summary
By most measures, Seattle photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis was a failure. His photography business floundered, then went under. His wife divorced him, leading to his later arrest for failure to pay seven years of alimony. He died penniless and largely unrecognized in 1952 at the age of 84, having devoted the prime of his life...
“Given the prominence of some of the museum’s collection—including works by the likes of Monet, Renoir, and Degas—one would think an epic failure of security on such an extreme level would be impossible. But the negligence goes even deeper. According to Egyptian officials, at the time of the theft, only seven of the museum’s 43 […]
A liberal PAC has set up a gallery of Donald Trump's most impressive failures, contradictory statements and swag. [ more › ]
“George Lucas didn’t court Chicagoans. He never made the equivalent of a visit to the front parlor to ask if he might build his narrative arts museum (whatever that was) in the city’s front yard. He seemed to consider city approval a matter of entitlement.”