Enter IBM Watson + PSFK’s Data Contest

If you could gain access to the entirety of the world’s data, digest it and use it to create something to improve the lives of other people—what would you do? PSFK and IBM Watson have teamed up to pose this very question for The Good Data Contest, which hopes to “spark a conversation around what cognitive computing will mean for our future.” Until 22 May …

LVMH Young Designers Prize

The LVMH Prize for Young Designers is back for its second year and is now accepting applications. Past winners include Thomas Tait, Nikita and Tina Sutradhar of Miuniku, and Shayne Oliver of Hood by Air. This year’s competition will be judged by industry heavy-hitters like Ricardo Tisci, Karl Lagerfield, Marc Jacobs, Raf Simons, and Phoebe Philo with a €300,000 grant and a year-long mentorship from …

Two Crowd-Sourced Contests

Complete an Iron Man comic or help Shepard Fairey liven up LA schools

One surefire way to inject some inspiration into a project is by opening up the objective to the world at large. We were pleased to see crowd-sourcing contests by two very different artistic enterprises—Marvel Comics and Shepard Fairey for the LA Fund—tasking illustrators and students to get in on the action. Whether it’s determining the fate of an action hero or livening up the streets …