Interview with Annick Bureaud

Interview with Annick Bureaud

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Annick Bureaud is an independent art critic, curator and event organiser, researcher and teacher in art and technosciences. She is the director of Leonardo/Olats, European sister organisation to Leonardo/Isast. She is a co-founding member of the Collectif Nunc. She wrote numerous articles and contribute to the French contemporary art magazine Art Press. She is the co-editor of the collection of essays Connexions […]

Electricity with living plants

Electricity with living plants

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Plant-e develops products in which electricity is generated with living plants. The products are based on a technology that was developed at Wageningen University. In 2007 the technology was patented, and Plant-e was able to get the patents from the university in 2009. The technology enables us to generate electricity with living plants at practically […]

Building living, breathing supercomputers

Building living, breathing supercomputers

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The substance that provides energy to all the cells in our bodies, Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), may also be able to power the next generation of supercomputers. That is what an international team of researchers led by Prof. Nicolau, the Chair of the Department of Bioengineering at McGill, believe. They’ve published an article on the subject […]

Growing Organs on Apples

Growing Organs on Apples

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In the high-ceilinged basement lab, the ear lies flat, encapsulated in a dish on a sheet-metal cabinet. It’s actually a piece of apple carved to look like an ear, yet it’s not really an apple either; the cellulose has been washed of its apple cells and populated instead with human ones. They are HeLa cells, […]

Interview with Leonel Moura

Interview with Leonel Moura

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Leonel Moura (1948) is a European artist born in Lisbon, Portugal, that works with AI and robotics. He created in 2003 his first swarm of ‘Painting Robots’, able to produce original artworks based on emergent behavior. Since then he has produced several artbots, each time more autonomous and sophisticated. RAP (Robotic Action Painter), 2006, created […]

How DNA could store all the world’s data

How DNA could store all the world’s data

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[…] The latest experiment signals that interest in using DNA as a storage medium is surging far beyond genomics: the whole world is facing a data crunch. Counting everything from astronomical images and journal articles to YouTube videos, the global digital archive will hit an estimated 44 trillion gigabytes (GB) by 2020, a tenfold increase over […]

Ars Electronica Festival 2016

Ars Electronica Festival 2016

Posted by Renato

We’re happy to announce that the Noema and 5wftf staffs will be present in Linz (Austria) at the Ars Electronica 2016 Festival from September 8 to 12 following the path to contemporary alchemy. RADICAL ATOMS and the alchemists of our time … and what comes after self-driving cars and the internet of things? “While the […]

Interview with Nina Czegledy

Interview with Nina Czegledy

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An independent media artist, curator and writer, Nina Czegledy divides her time between Canada and Europe, living in Budapest and Toronto. Czegledy is of Hungarian origin and spends a great deal of time in Budapest and within Eastern Europe facilitating exchange between media art organizations and artists in Canada and throughout the rest of Europe. […]

Turn Songs into 3D-Printed Sculptures

Turn Songs into 3D-Printed Sculptures

Posted by annalisa

Since the earliest days of Winamp and other media players with vizualization software that transformed our favorite songs into pulsing animations, we’ve all grown accustomed to “seeing” music on a computer screen. A new company called Reify aims to put those same sound wave interpretations in your hands, as 3d-printed sculptures. Lead by founder and CEO Allison Wood, the […]

Next-Gen UnlimitedHand VR Haptic Controller

Next-Gen UnlimitedHand VR Haptic Controller

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It’s often said that seeing is believing, but with virtual reality, touch is a critical part of an immersive visual experience. But the current generation of VR input controls are stuck in the previous generation of gaming tech. Today at Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield, H2L is launching its UnlimitedHand controller that actually lets you feel what’s happening in […]

Bioresorbable silicon electronic sensors for the brain

Bioresorbable silicon electronic sensors for the brain

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Many procedures in modern clinical medicine rely on the use of electronic implants in treating conditions that range from acute coronary events to traumatic injury However, standard permanent electronic hardware acts as a nidus for infection: bacteria form biofilms along percutaneous wires, or seed haematogenously, with the potential to migrate within the body and to […]

Eternal data storage could record the history of humankind

Eternal data storage could record the history of humankind

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Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a major step forward in the development of digital data storage that is capable of surviving for billions of years. Using nanostructured glass, scientists from the University’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) have developed the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional (5D) digital data by femtosecond laser […]

Interview with Alberto Abruzzese

Interview with Alberto Abruzzese

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[ITA – English below] Alberto Abruzzese è un sociologo, scrittore e saggista italiano. Ha insegnato presso l’Università IULM di Milano (dove è stato Prorettore per l’Innovazione Tecnologica e le Relazioni Internazionali, Direttore dell’Istituto di Comunicazione e Preside della Facoltà di Turismo, Eventi e Territorio); presso l’Università “La Sapienza” di Roma, Corso di laurea in scienze […]

Building living, breathing supercomputers

Building living, breathing supercomputers

Posted by 5w4the_future

The substance that provides energy to all the cells in our bodies, Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), may also be able to power the next generation of supercomputers. That is what an international team of researchers led by Prof. Nicolau, the Chair of the Department of Bioengineering at McGill, believe. They’ve published an article on the subject […]

In a brain, dissolvable electronics monitor health

In a brain, dissolvable electronics monitor health

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From the folds and crinkles of a living brain, a fleeting fleck of electronics smaller than a grain of rice can wirelessly relay critical health information and then gently fade away. The transient sensors, which can measure pressure, temperature, pH, motion, flow, and potentially specific biomolecules, stand to permanently improve patient care, researchers said. With a wireless, […]

Stand Up For Strong Encryption – Mozilla Advocacy

Stand Up For Strong Encryption – Mozilla Advocacy

Posted by Renato

The FiveWordsForTheFuture and Noemalab Staffs join and support the Mozilla Foundation Campaign against recent attempts of few established governments to undermine encryption and online privacy. We’re seeing more and more governments attempt to undermine encryption. Will you help others understand what encryption is and stand up for strong encryption when it matters most? Spread the […]

Interview with Stelarc

Interview with Stelarc

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Stelarc is a performance artist who has visually probed and acoustically amplified his body. He has made three films of the inside of his body. Between 1976-1988 he completed 25 body suspension performances with hooks into the skin. He has used medical instruments, prosthetics, robotics, Virtual Reality systems, the Internet and biotechnology to explore alternate, […]

Devices with feeling: shapes in mid-air

Devices with feeling: shapes in mid-air

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A UK startup has developed tactile technology that allows users to “feel in mid air”, which it hopes will have profound implications on the emerging field of virtual reality (VR). Bristol-based Ultrahaptics intends to overcome one of the biggest obstacles to creating a truly immersive experience by integrating the sensation of touch to the technology. “We’ll never […]

Self-driving car report

Self-driving car report

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Self-driving cars are no longer a futuristic idea. Companies like Mercedes, BMW, and Tesla have already released, or are soon to release, self-driving features that give the car some ability to drive itself. Tech companies are also trying to pioneer the self-driving car. Recently, Google announced that it would be testing its prototype of a driverless […]

Responsive 3D Printed Wearables

Responsive 3D Printed Wearables

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Ruff is a conceptual design project that features 3D-printed responsive wearable fabrics. The project was developed by interaction designer and architect, Behnaz Farahi, and fashion designer, Pauline van Dongen, in order to explore how future wearable materials can be imbued with responsive and dynamic properties, possessing almost life-like movement and behaviors. Ruff was developed in Los […]