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A Kuwaiti Artist Contemplates the Failure of a Museum that Never Opened

4 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Alia Farid, for her first show in Paris, uses the graphic look of conceptual art to fashion an installation that explores a museum’s failure. The post A Kuwaiti Artist Contemplates the Failure of a Museum that Never Opened appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Inside the Museum of Failure: Microsoft's Kin to Apple's Pippin, the world's greatest flops

Coke 2, Bic's 'she-pen', and Nokia's 'taco phone' N-gage probably shouldn't have been released, but they shouldn't be forgotten either.

Museum of Failure Honors Commercialism’s Greatest Missteps

“Only those who dare to fail greatly,” Robert F. Kennedy said, “can ever achieve greatly.” If that’s true, then Sweden’s new Museum of Failures is going to be a massive success. Curated by […] The post Museum of Failure Honors Commercialism’s Greatest Missteps appeared first on Geek.com.

The Museum of Failure, A Wonderful Collection of Abject Missteps in Product Innovation

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The Museum of Failure in Helsingborg, Sweden is an extensive collection of innovative product missteps due to a variety of reasons. But failure, as we know, is not always a bad thing and the museum is instead, a wonderful testament to the spirit of creativity. Show More Summary

Museum of Failure: where product flops can finally shine

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Does anyone remember the Newton MessagePad, Apple Pippin, McDonald's Arch Deluxe, Ikea's lovely snail hat, and the more recent Google Glass? Well you can revisit these flops along with many other has-beens at the new Museum of Failure...Show More Summary

Budget impasse forces closing of Southern Illinois museum

The museum at Southern Illinois University has become another casualty of Illinois legislators' failure to come up with a state budget. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports (http://bit.ly/2rc1ZTy ) that … Click to Continue ...

Sweden's Museum of Failure celebrates products that flopped

Green Heinz ketchup? Fat-free Pringles? Colgate frozen lasagna? You don't need to be an expert to know these products weren't successful.

The Failure Museum, Pringles’ Flavor Clouds and Selfie Bans

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

Museum of Failure in Helsingborg, Sweden

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

Required Reading

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

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...

A Museum Built For Failure (You'll Learn Something)

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“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 […]

At This Museum, Failures Are Welcome

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

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.

New museum all about failure to open in Sweden

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

Colgate Lasagne & the Nokia N-Gage: Inside the Museum of Failure

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 […]

The Museum of Failure

3 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

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

Bryan Stevenson: America's failure to deal with history of slavery and Jim Crow has manifested

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

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

The Possibilities and Failures of the Racial Imagination

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

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...

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