Hybrid Design

Transnatural Exhibition

TransNatural is a series of four exhibitions and symposiums which presents interesting attempts from art, design, and science to fuse technology with nature. A glimpse of a new world with work of articulate media artists, speculative designers, product designers, avant-garde businesses and bleeding edge researchers.... READ MORE...

New Planning Protocols. From Design To Science Transitions

During the last decade the design field has been showing a growing interest in the possibility of improving scientific research with its products, by making use of multi-disciplinary integration methods and tools and scientific matrix-based criteria. Contemporary design aims to promote innovation and experimentation procedures, where design and science get closer to each other, melt and give birth to something new.... READ MORE...

Science And Mind. Mikael Metthey’s Interaction Design

Within the current context of critique and practical artistic activity, predominantly based on now well entrenched mechanisms of expression pivoted on subversion, destruction of rules, rough and direct exposition of the violent attacks against both the artistic and social status quo, French-born 27-year.old interaction designer Mikael Metthey, structures his own critical speech along wider periphrases.... READ MORE...

Biomimethic Prized By Science. Scientific Imaging As Art

A team of researchers from the Seconda Universitˆ of Naples formed by Professor Mario De Stefano from Environmental Sciences Department, Pharmaceutical Science for Environment and Health Section, myself from the History and Environment Industrial Design Department, Luigi Vanvitelli School of Architecture and by recently graduated at this same school, Doctor Antonia Auletta, awarded with honorable mention during the 2009 edition of International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, the prestigious international competition of scientific photography organized by National Science Foundation and by Science magazine.... READ MORE...

Synthetic Aesthetics. Life Design

It is too late to apply for the bursary in Synthetic Aesthetics: the deadline for submitting the applying form was set on the 31st March 2010. The call for bid was addressed to 6 artists/designers and 6 scientists/engineers who wanted to take part to the exchange project in Synthetic Biology, design and aesthetics. Anyway, this is also an opportunity to expand on the topic of synthetic aesthetics, which is directly linked to synthetic biology,a theme which Digicult has already coped with, although briefly, in the past.... READ MORE...

electrosmog festival

ElectroSmog is a new festival that explores the concept 'Sustainable Immobility' in theory and practice. Sustainable Immobility is first of all a critique of the growing global crisis of mobility.... READ MORE...

Mindful Technologies. Aware Objects And Eco-visualizations

Visual voltage is the travelling exhibition promoted by the Swedish Institute and the Interactive Institute whose Berlin version Visual Voltage Amplified had its opening on January 7th at the Felleshuset, one of the buildings of Scandinavian Embassies complex in Berlin.. The exhibition, supervised by Susanne Jaschko shows projects, concepts, and experimental works from artists and designers who critically deal with of energy production and consumption in an age of global sensibility to the environmental issues.... READ MORE...

Biological Strategies At The Service Of Design

With the definition of 'hybrid design', a project planning approach is intended so that it may borrow the complexities embedded in the logic, in the codes and the principles of the biological world and insert these into the culture of the project itself. In hybrid design the complex qualities drawn from the biological world are transferred to the design of products and innovative services as if it were a sort of 'new genetic code'... READ MORE...

Synthetic Biology Debate

Synthetic biology will be one of the driving technological forces of this century. By transforming the complexity and diversity of life into a technology malleable by man, it simultaneously offers some of science's highest hopes and gravest threats.... READ MORE...

Bioneers: Astuzia, Inganno E Sostenibilita’

Dal 17 al 19 ottobre, a San Rafael (California) si  tenuta la 19° edizione della conferenza Bioneers; stiamo parlando di un forum di scenario che sostiene le speranze di un 'futuro sostenibile, equo e bello' come la California e pochi altri stati riescono ancora a portare avanti a livello di discorso pubblico.... READ MORE...

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