Monthly Archives: March 2011

Art Air Cleaning

Sotheby’s, an art auction house, will held an interesting and symbolic event next Monday in Hong Kong, the Clean Air Charity Auction, in support of the Clean Air Network (CAN), one of Hong Kong’s leading non-governmental organizations fighting against air … Continue reading

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Wired explores the futures of spa – together with you!

Wired magazine continues its co-exploration of the possible futures together with its readers. This time the subject is the future of health spas – “What will replace mud baths and seaweed soaks? Will robots administer massages? Will avocado and yogurt … Continue reading

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Internet of Things Hackathon in Eindhoven

Next week MadLab, “an emergent art center’ in Eindhoven, will be running a… hackathon (!), apparently a new sport of our days. Sounds terrific – just imagine a possibility to hack for 24 hours non-stop! And if you didn’t hear … Continue reading

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Internet of Things Hackathon in Eindhoven

Next week MadLab, “an emergent art center’ in Eindhoven, will be running a… hackathon (!), apparently a new sport of our days. Sounds terrific – just imagine a possibility to hack for 24 hours non-stop! And if you didn’t hear … Continue reading

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Wired explores the futures of spa – together with you!

Wired magazine continues its co-exploration of the possible futures together with its readers. This time the subject is the future of health spas – “What will replace mud baths and seaweed soaks? Will robots administer massages? Will avocado and yogurt … Continue reading

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Innovation practices in Google: Testing the futures – and doing it quickly!

This is one of slides from an excellent presentation by Patrick Copeland, head of innovation at Google; although the very title of the presentation is not particularly innovative (it goes as… Innovation at Google), the story is interesting, and also … Continue reading

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Why do we need predictions? 80 years later.

I wrote here, and told in many other places, and many times, that Summ()n is not about ‘predictions’. We don’t see the future given and predefined, and ‘laying there’ waiting for someone to pick it up on way. Rather, we … Continue reading

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Henry Ford on the future

____________________________________________________________________ Surprisingly for myself, I was most impressed by the ideas about the futures by Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company and a (now increasingly hated) father of ‘mass production’. He is often portrayed as an arrogant … Continue reading

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Arthur Compton on the future

Arthur Compton was another famous physicist from the US, who received his Noble Prize in 1927 for the discovery of the effect of light particles scattering in the mater named after him. As a man working with the matters electronic, … Continue reading

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Mihajlo Pupin on the future in 2011

______________________________________________________________ Michael Pupin, or rather Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin how he was officially called, was a completely unknown a figure for me. His surname sounds Slavic, and indeed, he was of Serbian origin, although born in what is now Hungary  Serbia, … Continue reading

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