«Those who control data, AI and digital infrastructures will determine the nature of future institutions. To maintain European social models and defend values and rights, citizens must hold the reins of technology». The Smart City according to Francesca Bria, Chief Technology Officer of Barcelona
August 13, 2018
Apple Store Piazza Liberty in Milan: seen for you
The piazza-amphitheater, where kids play. The entrance like a glass cave, surrounded by water. The staff: all young, smiling and competent (but when you find them even in the restrooms the effect is a bit Black Mirror). Apple's first Italian flagship store, in Piazza Liberty in Milan (opening July 26): seen for you.
July 25, 2018
Turtle necks. But teenagers' bad posture is not just due to smartphones
Strong and straight teenagers? Not anymore. Hyperkyphosis (the "hump") is more and more common among them. And it is not (only) the fault of smartphones. We should blame an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. Because even three hours of sport activities are not enough. And here is why
July 23, 2018
Not just Fab Labs. What are Fab Cities and why they could change the world
The Fab Cities that meet for their Summit in Paris today promise to transform cities into centers for local production and global connection. The Fab Lab in Barcelona explains why this is not a utopia but a possible, citizen-focused future
It is enough to look at the Fab City Summit program (Paris, July 11-22) to...
July 11, 2018
Getting better is a (digital) game. What gamification means for patients
Can playing a videogame replace a pill? As gamification enters the health sectors, digital therapies promise to change the way we heal. And the role of patients in the process.
July 9, 2018
StudioKlass. Becoming industrial designers in the post-industrial era
The perfect chair already exists. To make sense today, design must add something to our relationship with objects, the world around us and our history. A journey into the imagination of StudioKlass, designer of the Millennial generation
If it was set in the Sixties the story of StudioKlass would be like that of many others....
June 27, 2018
Broken Nature: what to expect from Paola Antonelli's XXII Triennale
Broken Nature, the XXII Triennale curated by Paola Antonelli, will show how design can regenerate the gap between man and nature. And between people and human values. In Milan, from March 1 through September 1, 2019
There is a quote from Shakespeare's Hamlet that came to my mind yesterday, during the first symposium on Broken...