Suburban Utopia

ECO Coin Award Interviews: Ritsert Mans

The world is changing and it’s important that we evolve with it. The ECO Coin Award is our way of recognizing innovations and initiatives which help us adapt to our next nature. The nominees are all aiming to create a more humane and sustainable future for us all. Now, in the lead-up to the announcement of this year’s winner, we’re interviewing each of the three finalists to learn about their values, insights and visions for the future. This week, we spoke to Ritsert Mans, Dutch designer nominated in recognition of his unique creation: a wooden motorcycle running on algae oil.

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Office Garden

HUBOT: Meet the Robot Coach

Craftsmanship is generally very appreciated, but it takes a lot of time to master a craft. Therefore, as a robot coach you train – you guessed it, a robot – to transfer your knowledge to future professionals. Collaborating this way, humans and robots work optimally together, from student to coach and vice versa. And don’t be afraid that the human hand will become dispensable, as no robot does it like a human, and that’s what the craft is about in the first place.

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Making of The Modular Body
Augmented Bodies

The Making of the Modular Body

Remember OSCAR, the strange organism created by Cornelis Vlasman in our fellow Floris Kaayk’s award-winning speculative project, The Modular Body? Curious about how OSCAR was really created? Keen to know more about the project as a whole? You’re in luck! Check out the videos below, which provide an in-depth look at what went on behind the scenes of The Modular Body project.

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Wild Systems

ECO Coin Award Interviews: Shubhendu Sharma

The world is changing, and it’s important that we evolve with it. The ECO Coin Award is our way of recognizing innovations and initiatives which help us adapt to our next nature. All the nominees aim at creating a more humane and sustainable future for us and the planet. Now, in the lead-up to the announcement of this year’s winner, we’re interviewing each of the three finalists to learn about their values, insights and visions for the future. First up is Shubhendu Sharma, founder of Afforestt, nominated for the award in recognition of his efforts to spread the unique Miyawaki method of afforestation across the world.

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Office Garden

HUBOT: Meet the Supersmart Handyman

Don’t worry, a handyman doesn’t have to be a bookworm. You rather work with your hands than sitting in the library. And yet, you often need to read the manuals of the broken devices you have to fix and this is the least favorite part of your work. Not anymore! With the semi-transparent augmented reality screen on your helmet, the repair plan is immediately projected on the device. This way you immediately see the problem. Interactive, while working on it!

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