Is immersive audio about to drown us in sound?
Sound has always been all around us, but new technologies are enabling the creative industries to employ audio to immerse us more deeply into music, theatre, spoken word, movies and games.
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.
The ‘grow your own’ tech revolution
Grow your own - compost. Watering cans, welly boots and mud. The Good Life. The idea of growing your own food doesn’t exactly conjure up the most dynamic image but there is a movement that is putting food higher on the tech agenda than ever before and it’s perfect for domestic users and even businesses to invest in.
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.
Drone startup company delivering life saving supplies
Hack & Craft News puts some big questions to an innovative new technology provider to find out what they do, and why. This week: medical drone company, Zipline.
The BRCK Kio Kit is revolutionising education in Africa
Hack & Craft News puts some big questions to an innovative new technology provider to find out what they do, and why. This week: schools’ technology provider, Kio Kit. We caught up with Mark Kamau, Director of User Experience at BRCK.
A Smart City mission to make parking a truly forgettable experience
AppyParking is more than just another parking app. It’s all about Big Data with Big Detail and fits strategically within the connected car, smart city revolution. AppyParking has revolutionised the UK parking industry by consolidating the fragmented public and private sector by creating a standardised data set that understands every possible rule, restriction and tariff regardless of what kind of driver you are. This free public service in the form of app, website and API saves motorists time, stress, money and parking tickets while dramatically increasing productivity. Hack & Craft caught up with Dan Hubert, the Founder of AppyParking.
Design as Culture. The Problem of Humanising Innovation
Design thinking is more than just innovation. It is a broadly based approach to solving problems. But does it go far enough in humanising the world around us? Hack and Craft talked to one of the leaders of the design thinking movement in Europe, Arne Van Oosterom.
Designing for the autonomous generation
Design thinking has become deeply embedded in strategy over the past decade but new challenges are now emerging, not least how to design for a new autonomous generation of devices, interfaces and even vehicles. Anna Haupt is an expert in combining safety and fashion and is now working for NEVS, the autonomous car company. Hack and Craft caught up with her to talk about this new world where design has to make humans comfortable and safe in advanced environments like self-driving cars.