Category Archives: Ideas (Big & Small)

Wang Guangyi: Re-appropriate re-appropriations of re-appropriators!

The works of Chinese artist Wang Guangyi are most often described as “Political Pop Art”. A quick look at the ad-hoc gallery of his works can help to understand why: Chinese political leaders and idealized peasants and workers from the … Continue reading

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Interactive Mind-Map of (nearly all) Fields of Mathematics

An interesting attempt to visualize *entire* math in one mind-map; the image is linked to the real interactive version on the GoGeoMetry community site.

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The futures of the futures of iOt

Springer recently published a (seemingly) interesting volume, Architecting the Internet of Things; ‘seemingly’ because I didn’t read it and unlikely will in the near, despite my interest in these issues. The price tag – a coquette 99.95 euro – is … Continue reading

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What is the new symbol of innovation?

A bulb was a symbol of innovation for decades; it’s completely outdated by now (in many part of the worlds it is already illegal to use it – that bulb, I mean, not innovation). What should be the new symbol … Continue reading

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iDreamrecorder – Dream Catcher iPhone App (soon rewritable)

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(un)Canny Mazes of IKEA

I spotted an interesting posting today on Treehugger, with a very punitive title IKEA Confuses Shoppers, Encourages Clutter, and Exploits Workers (although as I understand the original posting was made by PSFK (with somewhat more neutral Ikea’s Maze-Like Layout Results … Continue reading

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Simple-simple innovations

I was browsing some gardening magazines earlier today (a very rare case, I am not into gardens at all), and bumped into this innovative water carrying bag. You don’t have to even explain what it’s all about, it’s typical case … Continue reading

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Patching the Futures

Recently I was luck enough to buy the first book published by the Patching Zone, a creative spin-off of the V2 Institute in Rotterdam headed by Anne Nigten (“lucky” here means that I managed to get the last copy in … Continue reading

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FutureArtAsia

This is not a projective technique of any sort, but it would be very interesting to hear what people see on this picture (and then, of course, to learn what they think about it). But well, this blog is not … Continue reading

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Orbiting around memories of the future

Today the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first manned space flight, by Yuri Gagarin who completed a full orbit of the Earth in the outer space in his Vostok spacecraft on April 12, 1961. My entire childhood went … Continue reading

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