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Launched in November 1995 by Alan Webber and Bill Taylor, two former Harvard Business Review editors, Fast Company magazine was founded on a single premise: A global revolution was changing business, and business was changing the world. Discarding the old rules of business, Fast Company set out to chronicle how changing companies create and compete, to highlight new business practices, and to showcase the teams and individuals who are inventing the future and reinventing business.

Exclusive: See the ads celebrating female pleasure that the MTA banned

You’ll see cheeky ads for erectile dysfunction meds and the Museum of Sex on the train, but these subtle illustrations were banned.

Update: On Thursday night, Unbound learned the MTA had reconsidered its stance and would help the company advertise without violating its ad policies. “Outfront has reached out to start the conversation about re-submitting to the MTA, and we’re looking forward to learning what this means for the campaign,” Unbound CEO Polly Rodriguez told Fast Company. “We haven’t yet finalized what changes will be required of us or any other specifics. That said, we want to make certain we’re not just putting a band-aid on this issue by making quick fixes, but really doing our best to change the policies that resulted in this dispute in the first place.”

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The Environmental Cost Of Your Internet Searches, Visualized

The artist Joana Moll visualized how much CO2 every single Google search emits.

It’s not just phones that are killing our planet, but the web itself–the largest CO2 producer on the planet after the United States, China, and India. Google is a main part of the internet, of course, and the artist Joana Moll wanted to find out how much energy the search giant really consumes. Her resulting project, CO2GLE, is an attempt to visualize how much carbon dioxide the company is emitting per second.

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This MIT Machine Captures The Dreams You Never Remember

Great artists and thinkers have found inspiration in their lucid “microdreams” for centuries. Now, there’s an interface that can record them for you.

Beethoven, Poe, and Tesla all claimed to use a bizarre creative technique to come up with some of their ideas–a method that involved accessing their dreams to hunt down brilliant concepts and bring them into the conscious world. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are trying to build on the fabled process with an interface for dreams. They call it Dormio.

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Apple, Facebook, And Google HQ Rendered As Temples Of Doom

All hail the masters of the universe.

Internet Giants: Masters of the Universe is a provocative new exhibition by British art duo Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell, marking their 40th anniversary together. In it you will find a series of relief sculptures that reproduce the headquarters of the most important tech companies in the world, like Apple, Facebook, Alibaba, and Google.

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Google’s Risky Plan To Beat Apple And Facebook In The Chat Wars

Google wants to reclaim ground on messaging. But without encryption, users may pay the cost.

Google’s Android messaging app strategy has been a mess for years. Apple Messages, Facebook, and WhatsApp offer vastly better experiences and enjoy a much wider user base. The Mountain View company seems to have realized that to defeat its competition, it needs to do something drastic. A Verge exclusive reveals the simple and risky plan: First, stop the development of Google’s own proprietary messaging app, Allo, and reposition Hangouts as a competitor to the professional workgroup chat application Slack.  Third, the company will put all of its messaging eggs in a basket called Rich Communication Services (RCS), or what Google calls “Chat.”

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These Mesmerizing Images Of Athletes Reinvent Sports Photography

You need a keen artistic eye, 60 hours of work, and endless patience to create these stunning composites.

Photographer Pelle Cass is pioneering a fascinating way of capturing sports on camera. Instead of focusing on particular moments, he tries to catch everything that happens on one particular arena and merge it into one single image. The result is akin to the frescos that decorate baroque palaces and church ceilings–visual choreography involving hundreds of characters frozen in one single graceful moment.

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Bathroom Hand Dryers Are Creating “Bacterial Highways” In Your Office

Here’s something to think about as you carry your lunch from the kitchen to your desk.

A new research paper shows evidence that hand dryers generate invisible “bacterial highways” inside buildings. The study builds on other recent research about how these devices suck up and disperse contaminated air, suggesting that these germs go on a much longer airborne journey from Paula’s favorite bathroom near accounting to, say, the coffee machine in engineering’s open kitchen.

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The Fraught History Of The EPA Logo

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt reportedly thinks the seal looks like “a marijuana leaf.” This isn’t the first time the EPA’s iconography has irked politicians.

The 1970s were an exciting time for design in the federal government. With a mandate from Richard Nixon, government agencies from NASA to the USPS and the National Park Service created strong, iconic identities with help from some of the era’s most famous designers. That included the EPA, which Chermayeff & Geismar christened with a graphic identity that’s recently been reprinted for fans of the era’s work. However, it seems that the current administrator of the EPA is not a fan of this heady era of design.

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