Posts tagged “technology

The Great Wave and New Technologies

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The Great Wave is an ukiyo-e print by Japanese artist Hokusai, made between 1830-1833. One of the best recognized works of Japanese art in the world. This beautiful print shows us a wave of the open sea in an area around Mount Fuji in Japan.

The Great Wave off Kanagawa

When in abundance, the important role of clean water in our lives is easily forgotten. Images of people in less fortunate places, like a tsunami, makes us remember. In 2004 Michael Pritchard sat at his Christmas diner when he saw the South Asian tsunami on television. It inspired him to develop LIFESAVER® technology. The LIFESAVER® bottle filters all bacteria from polluted water down to 15 nanometres, making it clean to drink. Another scientist Cezar Harada is in de process of developing a prototype of Protei, an open hardware oil spill cleaning device.

These are just two of the amazing technologies developed in recent years.

John Lasseter – A Day in a Life

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Aren’t you curious how a day in the life of John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is like? Here’s an entertaining 25 minute documentary of a day in his life.


At the moment there is a nice overview exhibition in Amsterdam until the 27th of oktober 2013. Enough time, so make sure to catch this one! The exhibition is called: ‘Pixar: 25 Years of Animation’. There is a lot to see; original models, old animationfilms, special installations with storyboards, sketches, paintings, clay figures and more. This exhibition breathes passion, creativity and technology. Have a peak behind the scene’s and get inspired!

Under this link you’ll find a full length documentary on ‘The Pixar story’.

Is a digital Aristotle the future of education?

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Will technology help us learn better in the future? Watch this interesting video from CGPGrey explaining how technology could fill in the gap the education systems sometimes create.



Who will invent the technologies that we rely on in Smart Cities of the Future?

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IBM is one of many companies investing in technology for Smarter Cities in the Future. Three weeks ago I posted Andy Stanford-Clark’s first of a three part video blog about The Chale Project aiming to make the Isle of Wight UK’s first sustainable region. In the first video blog he talked about using home automation technologies in his home.

Here’s part 2 about monitoring your sustainable house after for example implementing an air source heat pump..


.. and part 3 is about electrical vehicles, storing sustainable energy and federating small smart regions into one big smart grid after which to take over the world!


We’re living in exciting times.. what will our world look like in 5, 10, 20 years time..?

The Future will tell.. Good to know some of us already invest and work hard on making the world a more sustainable place.

An animated epic fresco, from medieval rural to urban in the future

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Babel is an animated epic fresco, which tells the story of two characters, their personal lives against the backdrop of China’s historical progression, from rural to urban. Produced by Studio Hdk Productions based in Paris.

At one point the main character travels by train, the landscape transforms from a medieval rural village setting to where he arrives, in the future.

It was filmed in Shanghai, but most work was done behind the computer, compositing. This epic collage is a must see. You can watch the full length 15 minutes here. Also watch the director Hendrick Dusollier get interviewed in the following video.

The mystery is dissolved, now everybody is a creative.

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Innovations in technology makes us creative. In the documentary PressPausePlay Moby states: ‘Everybody is a photographer, everybody is a filmmaker, everybody is a writer, everybody is a musician..’ We are living in an era of immense creatieve potential and this is exciting. Our imagination is the limit.

PressPausePlay is a documentary film by creative agency House of Radon based in Stockholm, Sweden. The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? The documentary film contains interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era. Watch it here:


Renee Viterstedt, part of the team behind PressPausePlay visited the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. She wrote a blogpost about the documentary Side by Side. This film is produced by Keanu Reeves and directed by Chris Kenneally. It contains interviews with some Hollywood heavyweights such as Steven Soderbergh, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher and George Lucas. Viterstedt: ‘While our documentary focused on how digital tools have helped unleash creativity in an unprecedented way to create a democratised culture, this film looks specifically at how digital technology is increasingly pushing out traditional use of photochemical stock to make movies.’

Watch the trailer of the film here:

Technology allows you to create

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Charlie Caper and Erik Rosales from D1gits performed a striking techno-magic multimedia act as a marketingstunt for the Stockholm booth at MIPIM trade show in Cannes. Last march this presentation went viral on Youtube, day five it hit 900.000 views.

Earlier this year on this blog we had a post on magician Marco Tempest, who already uses this techno-magic in his shows. If you’re interested, there’s a ‘how does he do it’ video-tutorial at the end of that post. Nevertheless this new act from these guys is as exciting and proofs again: technology allows you to create!