How Tesla changed the Future of Mobility
When Elon Musk presented the Tesla Model 3 electric car to the public on the 31st of March 2016, the future of mobility changed fundamentally. In the first week after registration opened, customers pre-ordered over 325.000 cars. This not only represents a sales volume of approximately 14 billion dollars for Tesla, but also equals the sum of all electric cars sold in Europe since 2010.
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.
Art and technology – A complex alliance
Invite-only receptions held in grandiose mansions, guests sipping champagne while they contemplate the latest Jeff Koons work with a price-tag higher than a family-sized house a few blocks down the street: the art market conjures images of luxury, secrecy and exclusivity.
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
Will the wearable tech revolution be as fashionable as it hopes?
"What I find interesting, looking at people at the top of their game in stretchable electronics, is that some very basic textile manipulation techniques are beginning to creep in. I think textile designers can offer a lot in this space, just by their knowledge of material manipulation - how things are stitched, how things bend and stretch. How you construct clothing, even - this can require some clever manipulation to unite it into a system. There are some soft skills in fashion and textiles that aren't being tapped into at the moment."
The unconventional startup – Atheist shoes
When you think of startups, what are the first words that come into your head? I bet there's something techy in the first three words you think of. Well, this is one Berlin startup that is bucking that trend. Atheist Shoes is, as you might expect, a shoe company, dedicated to selling beautifully soft leather shoes and boots. Founder David Bonney tells us about how the startup has been going against traditional wisdom and trends, and what he's learned from endeavouring to make things with his hands rather than his head.
Head to head – Is skeuomorphic design here to stay?
When Jonathan Ive at Apple launched iOS7, he made the bold decision of removing most of the "skeuomorphic" design features of the Apple operating system, i.e. those details that make the software appear like its real life counterpart - for example, the "old school microphone" look of the pre-iOS7 voice recorder.
Design thinking and the Egyptian startup scene
While Egypt’s green-tech startup scene is growing bigger every day, startup events are packing University towns with young entrepreneurs. Their ultimate goal is to learn the tools and practices that allow them to work independently (preferable for foreign costumers) while setting themselves free from a hopelessly corrupt political and economical system.
3 tech trends that will develop in 2014
Remember 2013? Of course you do, it was only a month ago. Startup events became a weekly affair, some super-hyped startups (Gidsy, Amen, Moped) failed to make it on their own and investors/people with regular-sized attention spans became increasingly wary of “hype”. Ring any bells? Anyway now the dust has settled, we can look into our startup crystal balls for 2014.
Top ten Berlin blogs
As a city, Berlin seems more concerned than most with its own self-definition. Conversation abounds about what “the real Berlin” is and how to attain it. I experienced this whole “real Berlin” dialogue when I set up a satirical blog called When You Live In Berlin, only for another to spring up in its wake, called When You Really Live In Berlin, begging the question: what does this “really” signify?