Light+Building 2018: nature-driven and human-centric lighting design innovation

Flos stand at Light+Building 2018 - Photo by C41 Studio.

Broadband Internet connection through light waves, urban lighting designs allowing Nature to recharge its batteries and Internet of Lighting technology nested in brutalist secret gardens… The best of Light+Building 2018 is on Archipanic.

Robots. Work. Our Future: 2017 Vienna Biennale showcases multidisciplinary visions for a humane digital tomorrow

2017 Vienna Biennale - © Aleksandra Domanović, Things to Come, 2014; UV flatbed print on polyester foil. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Titled ROBOTS. WORK. OUR FUTURE, 2017 Vienna Biennale explores how robots, artificial intelligence, the internet of things and cutting-edge digital technologies will shape our lives, jobs and emotions.

Carlo Ratti’s responsive workspace for Fondazione Agnelli tunes new working habits with the internet of things

Fondazione Agnelli by Carlo Ratti Associati - Photo by Beppe Giardino.

Personalized thermal bubbles, suspended nets and a co-working office in the orchard. Carlo Ratti Associati completed a digitally responsive architecture for Fondazione Agnelli. The new hub in Turin embraces new ways of net-working by using bigdata and the internet of things.

Vitra Design Museum explores our love-hate relationship with robots

"Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine" - Photo by Mark Niedermann; courtesy of Vistra Design Museum.

From Terminator to smart floor sweepers but also 3D printers for bridges and responsive fashion designs. Shall we trust robots? Vitra Design Museum looks into our complex relationship with intelligent machines that could either save our lives or steal our job.

Internet of Things is not a threat as long as it is human-centred, say innovators to ArchiPanic

OK GLASS FIND BANANA Photo by Thomas Hawk - Flickr CC.

How will the internet of things frame our future living space? ArchiPanic met influential innovators Carlo Ratti, Reto Wettach, Jessica Nebel and Alessandro Masserdotti who believe that hype-free human-centred technology can honestly improve our future.

Touch Base: Design Academy Eindhoven responds to digitalism with a tactile exhibition

Touch Base - Design Academy Eindhoven

As design world seems to be projected into digital culture, students of Design Academy Eindhoven reflects on the importance of tactile experience with the TOUCH BASE, an exhibition you can digit with your bare fingers… and a petting zoo to actually caress instead of watching YouTube videos.

When objects dream: ECAL students propose a journey in the wildest dreams of augmented hairdryers and sci-fi brooms

ECAL/When Objects Dream: Melting_Hot

Is the Internet of Things “such stuff as dreams are made of”? ECAL students present When objects dream: an interactive and playful exhibition to make reflect on our relationship with designs that communicate with each other and even seem to retain a sort of conscience.