Tech Trends 2018: The year in innovation
Hack & Craft News present a rundown of eight technology hotspots, strategic topics, and things to watch out for this year.
Black Mirror: Science fiction or a chilling reality?
With the new series due for release next month, Chris Middleton explains why Black Mirror and the real world are already indistinguishable from each other.
3D printing accelerating innovation for engineers, designers, artists and manufacturers worldwide
Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems for engineers, designers, artists, and manufacturers around the globe, accelerating innovation in a variety of industries, including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewellery, and research. Hack & Craft caught up with Eduardo Torrealba, the engineer responsible for smashing the cost of 3D Printers.
Facial recognition: Will a future criminal be wearing your face?
Chris Middleton asks whether technologies such as Face++ point towards a future of ultimate security and conformity, or entirely new types of crime.
World’s first 3D-printed consumer wheelchair
Layer are a strategic industrial design agency, who set up a research division (LayerLAB) in 2016, to investigate new applications for emerging technologies and materials with the potential to meaningfully improve quality of life. LayerLAB’s inaugural project is GO, a made-to-measure 3D-printed consumer wheelchair.
Manifesto: The Innovation Economy
For the past 6 years Hack and Craft has been building products for startups and helping corporations to launch new ventures. During this time we have helped create new enterprises worth hundreds of millions of pounds, but we have also seen many teams flounder and fail. The range of teams and the problems they address is too wide to determine any recipe for success, but we have observed some basic ingredients which are common to all disruptive innovations. The main pattern in the successful teams is a very high level of interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge sharing. It seems that an essential ingredient for viable innovation is always the synthesis of knowledge from different perspectives. With this in mind we hope H&C News will provide a forum for this knowledge sharing and help foster the innovation opportunities that arise from it. Harry McCarney MD, Hack & Craft
How 3D printing might just save your life
Forget the idea of a monogrammed shirt or customised number plate; health sciences are personalising your treatment opportunities with tailor-made gene therapy, DNA sequencing, and even printing your very own replacement parts.
Creating emotions through light with WHITEvoid
Walking into WHITEvoid’s Prenzlauer Berg office is something of a dreamland for anyone interested in audiovisual design. One side of the office holds a dedicated team, coding their way around the