Jimmy Macdonald on praising plastic at London Design Fair Big Ideas

Jimmy Macdonald on praising plastic at London Design Fair:

Plastic is being demonised for its environmental impact, but the founder of London Design Fair says it’s...

A social app for increasing urban wellness Big Ideas

A social app for increasing urban wellness:

Rachael Donalds, founder of Biosay, on how technology can help to reduce stress levels by visualising...

James Grundy explains how lower-alcohol beer can take on the big beer industry Big Ideas

James Grundy explains how lower-alcohol beer can take on the big beer industry:

The co-founder of Small Beer Brew Co explains the appeal of small beer and why sustainability is a key tenet...

Social capitalism and digital colonialism at Me Convention 2018
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Social capitalism and digital colonialism at Me Convention 2018:

Speakers at this year's Me Convention in Stockholm ruminated on our relationship with technology, Silicon...

How VR and AR are upgrading employee training
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How VR and AR are upgrading employee training:

With their ability to improve retention and engagement, virtual and mixed realities are being placed at the...

The digital platforms transforming our wardrobes Big Ideas

The digital platforms transforming our wardrobes:

From wardrobe-management apps that recommend daily outfits to at-home cleaning systems that remove pollution...

Alex Weller on Patagonia’s drive for innovation Big Ideas

Alex Weller on Patagonia’s drive for innovation:

With consumers actively seeking out purpose-driven brands, the brand’s marketing director for Europe...

How AI is creating the future of fashion
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How AI is creating the future of fashion:

Amber Jae Slooten, co-founder and creative director of The Fabricant, on how artificial intelligence can be...

The tech being developed to address Bitcoin’s failings Big Ideas

The tech being developed to address Bitcoin’s failings:

As Bitcoin fails to live up to many of its promises, emerging technologies aim to address the...

A gender-fluid make-up line inspired by and created for the LGBTQ community Big Ideas

A gender-fluid make-up line inspired by and created for the LGBTQ community:

Laura Kraber and Isabella Giancarlo, co-founders of inclusive cosmetics brand Fluide, on the importance...

Material Far Futures
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Material Far Futures:

From fabrics that generate power through motion to food packaging that understands its contents, the...

The hair salons re-inventing what it means to be pampered Big Ideas

The hair salons re-inventing what it means to be pampered:

From doing away with stereotypical design cues to creating new moments for socialising, salons are being...

Future materials will assemble themselves
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Future materials will assemble themselves:

Skylar Tibbits, co-director and founder of MIT's Self-Assembly Lab, explains how programmable materials can...

How voice interfaces are transforming hospitality Big Ideas

How voice interfaces are transforming hospitality:

In-room AI assistants are allowing hoteliers to provide guests with a more personal experience, while...

Designing a hotel for single parents Big Ideas

Designing a hotel for single parents:

Co-founder of architecture firm NOA* Stefan Rier and interior designer Joanna Lehnis explain why the...

The studios making virtual retail a reality
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The studios making virtual retail a reality:

As mixed-reality commerce gathers pace, a growing community of creative digital studios are facilitating the...

How fashion is giving female inmates a future Big Ideas

How fashion is giving female inmates a future:

Fashion brand Carcel works with female prisoners to produce premium clothing. Founder Veronica D’Souza...

Smart tech that helps you train like a pro
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Smart tech that helps you train like a pro:

From smart sports apparel to AI fitness instructors, the next generation of smart tools is emerging to help...

Is this digital mind gym the future of wellbeing? Big Ideas

Is this digital mind gym the future of wellbeing?:

Poppy Jamie, founder of mental wellbeing app Happy Not Perfect, discusses how a combination of neuroscience...

A modelling agency that champions people with disabilities Big Ideas

A modelling agency that champions people with disabilities:

Laura Johnson and Zoe Proctor, co-founders of Zebedee Management, on their mission to increase the...

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