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David Hill and Ilona Karwinska are the creators and directors of the Neon Muzeum in Warsaw. In initiating the museum, they undertook the mission of documenting and preserving Poland’s cold war era neon signs. The project started in 2005 with a photographic documentation project titled ‘Polish Neon’, and in 2012 the museum opened its doors for to the public.
Gesche Joost from the research lab at Universität der Künste Berlin starts with the image of an interactive quilt that uses visual hints of interactive threat connected to an interface to tell stories. The stories change by folding the fabric in different shapes to create different patterns. In all her projects a group of researchers from different disciplines and expertise work together. The aim is to integrate interfaces that connect and feed back into society to improve it.
Mikhail Simakov and Alexey Novichkov shared their experience in developing system of infographics for Russian news agency RIA Novosti and russian newspaper Moskovskiye Novosti.
Daniel’s talk about educational computer games for kids was uplifting and passionate. Being an artist as well as a scientist, Daniel is interested in the part both professions have in common: solving the problem.
Professor Reto Wettach of IXDS, together with his colleague Nancy Birkhölzer gave an interesting talk on their perspective of the relationship humans have with the physical and digital world. The talk was largely based around the fact that people are increasingly interacting with the world around them using just a tiny screen and the tips of their fingers. They questioned how much emotion can possibly be expressed through this type of medium and whether or not we need new ways of incorporating technology into our lives which empower us to interact on a more human level.
Am 24. Februar erscheint „It’s Not Easy Being Green: Two Designers Exploring Sustainability Worldwide“ von Aart van Bezooyen und Paula Raché. Das Buch beruht auf einer sechs-monatigen Recherche über Nachhaltigkeit in Design und Material, die die Autoren nach Brasilien, Argentinien, Chile, Neuseeland, Australien, Indonesien, Thailand, Vietnam, Kambodscha, Singapur, Malaysia und Japan führte. Über 60 Designer, Unternehmern und Weltverbesserern berichten über ihre Projekte und ihre persönlichen Erfahrungen vor ihrem kulturellen Hintergrund, und zeigen Alternativen für eine Zukunft auf, die uns alle betrifft.