Interview with Anna Dumitriu

Interview with Anna Dumitriu

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Anna Dumitriu is a British artist whose work fuses craft, technology and bioscience to weave complex narratives around our relationship to infectious disease and its cultural and personal implications. She works hands-on with the tools and techniques of microbiology and synthetic biology to create intricate artworks that reveal strange histories and emerging futures. Her obsessions […]

A transformable material with a cellular structure

A transformable material with a cellular structure

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kinetiX is a transformable material featuring a design that resembles a cellular structure. It consists of rigid plates or rods and elastic hinges. These modular elements can be combined in a wide variety of ways and assembled into multifarious forms. This project describes a group of auxetic-inspired material structures that can transform into various shapes […]

A New Kind of Microscale 3D Printing

A New Kind of Microscale 3D Printing

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For 15 years, Patrice Baldeck and Michel Bouriau led intense research and development at the Université Grenoble Alpes. They were working on a two-photon polymerization 3D printing process that would become the basis of Microlight3D, founded in 2016. The process would be the first-ever non-additive two-photon polymerization direct laser writing technology. Microlight3D’s technology allows a […]

Interview with Luz María Sánchez

Interview with Luz María Sánchez

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Luz María Sánchez is a transdisciplinary artist, researcher, and academic. She holds a Doctorate in Art from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona and is an Art Member of the National System of Art Creators (2015-2018) and a Member of the National System of Researchers (2019-2021). She also serves as Chair of the Department of Arts […]

A paralyzed man makes great strides with spinal stimulation and rehab

A paralyzed man makes great strides with spinal stimulation and rehab

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With the help of a spine stimulator and intensive training, a formerly paralyzed man can command his legs to step again. This achievement, described online September 24 in Nature Medicine, inches researchers closer to restoring movement to paraplegic people. The therapy allows 29-year-old Jered Chinnock to control his leg movements with his thoughts. “This is […]

New autonomous farm wants to produce food without human workers

New autonomous farm wants to produce food without human workers

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Today Iron Ox is opening its first production facility in San Carlos, near San Francisco. The 8,000-square-foot indoor hydroponic facility—which is attached to the startup’s offices—will be producing leafy greens at a rate of roughly 26,000 heads a year. That’s the production level of a typical outdoor farm that might be five times bigger. The […]

Interview with Danielle Siembieda

Interview with Danielle Siembieda

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  Danielle Siembieda is the Managing Director of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST). Siembieda brings over 15-years of experience in community development and strategic communications. As an active leader in the art, science, and technology community, she has served on the board of the Women Eco Art Dialogue and Emerging […]

Ageing in human cells successfully reversed in the lab

Ageing in human cells successfully reversed in the lab

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The ability to reverse ageing is something many people would hope to see in their lifetime. This is still a long way from reality, but in our latest experiment, we have reversed the ageing of human cells, which could provide the basis for future anti-degeneration drugs. Ageing can be viewed as the progressive decline in […]

Ford thinks exoskeletons are ready for prime time in its factories

Ford thinks exoskeletons are ready for prime time in its factories

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People still build cars. While videos of giant robots welding vehicles are exciting to watch (sparks!), humans are an important part of the assembly of vehicles. However, as you would expect, doing the same thing over and over often leads to injuries. For workers reaching up all day, that motion can be especially hard on […]

Lithium-oxygen batteries are getting an energy boost

Lithium-oxygen batteries are getting an energy boost

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A new type of lithium-oxygen battery could pack more energy and last longer than its predecessors. Lithium-oxygen batteries, which are more energy-dense and made of more sustainable materials than typical lithium-ion cells, are promising candidates for the next generation of rechargeable batteries (SN: 1/21/17, p. 22). But lithium-oxygen batteries aren’t widely used yet because they […]

Dal Mediterraneo al Pacifico. Dialoghi attraverso i mari / From the Mediterranean to the Pacific. Dialogues across the seas

Dal Mediterraneo al Pacifico. Dialoghi attraverso i mari / From the Mediterranean to the Pacific. Dialogues across the seas

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Italiano [English below] art*science (https://artscience.online) è una serie di eventi sulle relazioni tra forme espressive, discipline scientifiche e tecnologie volti a riflettere sulla contemporaneità e a produrre idee per immaginare il futuro. Giunto alla seconda edizione, art*science inizia un programma triennale (2018-2020) su tematiche che riguardano il cambiamento climatico e sul ruolo che l’arte può […]

Interview with Freddy Paul Grunert

Interview with Freddy Paul Grunert

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Freddy Paul Grunert is an artist and associate curator at ZKM, Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, a research centre and museum that specialises in the study of information technology and its social and cultural repercussions, where he curated among other things, the anthology Francesco Lo Savio – Tano Festa. The Lack of the Other. Grunert studied philosophy and […]

Scentee Machina AI suggests your favorite scent

Scentee Machina AI suggests your favorite scent

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“Scentee Machina” is the first and smartest room diffuser in the globe, the next generation diffuser equipped with AI technology. So far the diffuser was fragrant weak, cumbersome to manage, only things that bothers busy business people for maintenance. However, with this “Scentee Machina”, all the controls are completely done with your smartphone. The fragrance […]

From Seaweed to Fiber, Is Biology The Future Of Fashion?

From Seaweed to Fiber, Is Biology The Future Of Fashion?

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Is biology the future of fashion? Well, Algiknit seems to think so. The biomaterials company has been developing biomaterials that can play a key role in the future of sustainable manufacturing. Addressing the ecological damage caused by the fashion industry, Algiknit is looking to make an impact by operating in a closed loop product lifecycle […]

fivewordsforthefuture @ art + b = love (?)

fivewordsforthefuture @ art + b = love (?)

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  [ITA] fivewordsforthefuture è ospitato al festival “art + b = love (?)”, Ancona, 4-8 Aprile 2018. “Gli studenti del Contamination Lab di Ancona, coordinati da Giuseppe De Maso Gentile, s’interrogano sul futuro intervistando gli artisti e gli speaker del festival sulle cinque parole chiave che lo rappresentano. È FiveWordsForTheFuture, il progetto nato da un’idea […]

The New and History – art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 Proceedings

The New and History – art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 Proceedings

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The book, published by Noema Media & Publishing, collects the proceedings of art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 conference, that took place in Bologna, July 3-5 2017. fivewordsforthefuture has been a media partner of the event.

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Streetlights could be replaced by luminescent trees

Streetlights could be replaced by luminescent trees

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Roads of the future could be lit by glowing trees instead of streetlamps, thanks to a breakthrough in creating bioluminescent plants. Experts injected specialised nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant, which caused it to give off a dim light for nearly four hours. The chemical involved, which produced enough light to read a […]

Seeing the Beautiful Intelligence of Microbes

Seeing the Beautiful Intelligence of Microbes

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Intelligence is not a quality to attribute lightly to microbes. There is no reason to think that bacteria, slime molds and similar single-cell forms of life have awareness, understanding or other capacities implicit in real intellect. But particularly when these cells commune in great numbers, their startling collective talents for solving problems and controlling their […]

New textile weathers temperature shift

New textile weathers temperature shift

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Weather changes, but thanks to a new high-tech textile, someday you may not have to switch out your outfit. Materials scientists and engineers at Stanford University have developed a multilayered textile that traps body heat on one side and passively radiates heat away from the body when flipped inside out. The material kept artificial skin […]

Interview with Bruno D’Amore

Interview with Bruno D’Amore

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Italiano [English below] Bruno D’Amore è stato professore ordinario di didattica della matematica per oltre 40 anni presso l’università di Bologna, attualmente insegna e dirige tesi nel dottorato di ricerca in didattica della matematica di un’università a Bogotà (Colombia), dove vive. Ha tre lauree e due dottorati di ricerca, uno dei quali honoris causa. È […]

Jeans that charge your phone? The future of wearable batteries

Jeans that charge your phone? The future of wearable batteries

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Our clothing could soon store all the power we need to recharge our phones thanks to a new type of fabric that can hold electricity just like a battery, developed by Deakin scientists. The fabric, called MXene (pronounced ‘Maxine’), is flexible, super-strong, and super-conductive. “Imagine having a shirt that can store energy. You could have […]

Is the future in the countryside?

Is the future in the countryside?

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By Rem Koolhaas The modern world is preoccupied with cities. More than half of mankind is now urban, which has been the pretext for an almost exclusive focus on the city. They are seen as the engines of economy, of emancipation, of the ultimate “lifestyle”. Since “Delirious New York” (1978), I have probably been associated […]

Interview with Elif Ayiter

Interview with Elif Ayiter

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Elif Ayiter, aka. Alpha Auer. I was trained as a graphic designer, and worked for many years in the graphic design industry as an art director; after which I switched to academia. Nowadays, I teach full time at Sabancı University, Istanbul. My areas of instruction are graphic design, art and computing, theory of creative practice, […]

Bringing Portraits to Life

Bringing Portraits to Life

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Abstract We present a technique to automatically animate a still portrait, making it possible for the subject in the photo to come to life and express various emotions. We use a driving video (of a different subject) and develop means to transfer the expressiveness of the subject in the driving video to the target portrait. […]

Predicting the Future and Exponential Growth

Predicting the Future and Exponential Growth

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“How many times would I have to fold a sheet of paper for the height of the folded paper to reach the moon?” Human beings have terrible intuition for exponential growth. If I asked you how many times you would have to fold a single sheet of US Letter paper to reach the moon, it […]

Interview with Luis Miguel Girão

Interview with Luis Miguel Girão

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  Luis Miguel Girão founder of Artshare, the NATO Art Expert, is a researcher generating support for EU and Transatlantic policy making in the field of the crossings of art, science and technology. He is a transdisciplinary artist developing applications of technology as tools for artistic expression focusing at the moment on bioelectromagnetism. He is […]

e-Residency

e-Residency

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Estonia is the first country in the world to offer an ‘e-Residency‘ to people of any nationality. If you become an e-resident, you get a governmentally issued digital identity like other Estonians, that you can use to set up your own company in Estonia — completely remotely. The program has steadily gained popularity since its […]