slippyfish wrote: Reminds me of RCA projects where the final proposal is like a multi-colored shag rug, with accompanying 50-page essay.
I actually went to college with a member of the Superflux team, nice guy but lets just say he was more of a talker than a hardcore ID'er
I'm not sure if it is still a thing but I know a few places that set up "labs" within the organisation to work on blue sky stuff. I had a buddy that got a job in an advertising agency straight from college but he was the only person in that "department" and spent his day tinkering on various things. His most successful was a viral campaign where he turned a deodorant can in to a drone to make it fly....something about the brands tagline was flying (can't remember exactly)
He only got the job by networking at various events and it wasn't through any sort of job posting. This was also in the UK, maybe it is a British thing, must be the accent that lets us get away with talking about fluff?