Through TED we recently found a great presentation of Hans Rosling of Gapminder about changes in the world over last 200 years. This great moving visual graphic explains how countries have been evolving considering population growth, income and life expectancy. At the Gapminder website you can select a lot of other indicators in the fields of economy, environment and geography. The whole explains how the world has become flat in some ways, but became more diverse and unequal in others. Most curious, as stressed by Rosling, is the impact that income has to health in the developing process of a country.
The final decision about the organising city of the 2016 Olympic Games will be made tonight. 115 Voting members of the International Olympic Committee will come together in Copenhagen, Denmark to choose between the four competitors: Chicago, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Madrid. Bookmakers are predicting Rio or Chicago to win, but all are very…Read more →
Last year we showcased a number of projects, ideas and services that incorporate the concept of gamification — “the use of game play mechanics for non-game applications”, as Wikipedia describes it. The most prominent example among the location-based apps is undoubtedly Foursquare, the massively used check-in service that managed to hit 5 million users in 2010. Foursquare…Read more →
It’s hard not to get envious of all the fancy applications smartphone users have access to when being a motorist driving a fairly straight-forward car. Sure, your stereo might have buttons with obscure usage and maybe you even have a state-of-the-art entertainment center right in the center console. But really, what else can you do? To answer to these ‘appified’ needs of the contemporary motorist, Automatic is all you would ever want to know about your car in one simple smart device.Read more →
Yeah, we’re living in times of increasing interaction between digital and physical worlds. This public space project by Danish designer Sebastian Campion (also known as the owner of Guerrilla Innovation) is a good example of an idea that tends to stimulate thinking about the urban realm and the Internet as two linked entities. Campion created…Read more →