Image Consumption

From Bad Selfie to Perfect Portrait

Never take a bad selfie again with Adobe’s latest AI photo editor. The company revealed a glimpse of one of its future mobile applications developed by the artificial intelligence framework, Adobe Sensei. The concept video presents a myriad of promising photo-editing features to create the ultimate portrait: from 3D-facial mapping to automatic portrait masking and style transfers. While these technologies at present are mainly part of experimental research, Adobe suggests that such features might soon be coming to a smartphone near you.

Source: Engadget

Join Leanne Wijnsma at Odorama: Icons of Smell, a night full of multi-sensory experiences at Mediamatic in Amsterdam
Augmented Bodies

Leanne Wijnsma at Mediamatic

We increasingly use digital technology to augment our senses, but we rarely realize that some of them are excluded from the process. The sense of smell is one of those senses, that’s why experience designer Leanne Wijnsma developed The Smell of Data, a scent dispenser to warn us from hazardous websites. On April 19 at 20:00, Wijnsma will presents the project during Odorama: Icons of Smell, a night full of multi-sensory experiences at Mediamatic in Amsterdam. With professors Ep Köster and Charles Spence, the panel will explain everything about the impact of scents on our consciousness and behavior.

Photo: Neon Moiré

Paying with Face in China
Intimate Technology

Pay with Your Face

Face recognition is not a new technology, but now it became good enough that we can rely on its search results. A company in China is selling service products related to face recognition that can be applied to huge platforms, even banking security to authorize payments, provide access to facilities and track down criminals.

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Chinese space mangoes
Food Technology

A Truly Exotic Fruit: the Space Mango

So far we know quite little about the effects space has on humans, different countries, organizations and researchers are emphatically trying to explore foreign planets to find our new next habitat. With the space mango it’s the other way around: modified in space and planted on planet Earth!

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In Conversation with Yoyo Yogasmana, Winner of the First ECO Coin Award

In 2015 we handed our first ECO Coin Award to Age of Wonderland fellow Yoyo Yogasmana for his work in Indonesia to preserve more than 130 existing rice varieties without any use of insecticides and transfer his knowledge to the digital domain. Two years have passed, reason enough to catch up with Yogasmana and discuss the Kasepuhan community, global food networks and winning the ECO Coin Award.

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Come and get a taste from the future at the NANO Supermarket Indoor experience during DGTL Festival in Amsterdam.
Next Nature

NANO Supermarket Expo at DGTL Festival

Come and get a taste of the future at the NANO Supermarket Indoor experience during DGTL Festival in Amsterdam. Our nano-experts will be there to introduce you to speculative nanotech products that may hit the shelves within the next ten years. Since its inception in 2010, the NANO Supermarket bus received more than 150.000 visitors and traveled to over 50 European cities. DGTL takes place on April 15 and 16 at NDSM Docklands in Amsterdam. There are only a few tickets left, hurry up!

The MucoJet capsule
Intimate Technology

3D Printed Capsule Replaces Needle Injection

Everyone knows that short moment of anxiety when the nurse gets out the syringe and wants to inject it in your arm. Even though most of the times it’s just a matter of seconds and barley no pain, it still is an annoying experience and for some people it could be a nightmare. To overcome this challenge, a team of researchers from UC Berkeley has developed MucoJet, a self administered, needle-free device.

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Office Garden

Govert Flint on Enrichers

How to get physical in a digital age? This is the editorial question of Frame‘s latest issue Retail Revolution. NNN fellow Govert Flint was interviewed by the magazine to discuss his collaborative project Enrichers, a design company for an environmentally enhanced future. From wallpapers that mimic leaves to moving chairs and water carpets. “We propose a sustainable design movement based on the use of environmental simulation to increase wellbeing,” Flint explains.

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These blue eco-boards are turning California a bit greener.
Suburban Utopia

Air Purifying Billboards

Trees play an essential role for the planet, they purify the air we breathe. Needless to say that trees don’t have lungs like humans, they “breathe” through a process known as photosynthesis. Now what if we tell you that a new tree species series of billboards appeared in and around Los Angeles and San Francisco that does exactly that?

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