‘Fantastic Smartphones’ and how to hack them… For our sake!

Fantastic Smartphones - Courtesy of ECAL University of Art and Design Lausanne.

Let’s admit it; our smartphones often outsmart us. With the FANTASTIC SMARTPHONES exhibition, students at ECAL University have developed tongue-in-cheek devices, robots and interfaces able to hack our mobiles and make us reflect on how much we have become dependent on Tinder, Instagram, What’s Up or TicToc.

Design Biennale Zürich 2019: are you ready to PLAY with design?

Design Biennale Zürich 2019. 'Fragments of sound' by Toru Wada.

Design Biennale Zürich 2019 explores the playful, multidisciplinary and cutting-edge imprint of design. Discover experimental game design, an immersive algorithmic music showcase and a sound installation interacting with the city, but also virtual reality, architecture and dance!

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.

10 Quirky events to plunge into Milan Design Week indiest vibe

Seletti: Design Parade

With Milan design week about to kick in, we picked 10 quirky events that shine a light on the alternative side of Fuorisalone: from an occupied slaughterhouse turned into a creative hub to a funky design parade, but also hidden cloisters’ parties and dreaming high-tech furniture.