For its "Piss to Pilsner" initiative, the Roskilde music festival plans to recycle concertgoers' urine and use it to fertilize malting barley
Under a cloudless sky, shirtless Vikings with plastic cups of beer in hand are queuing excitedly along a patch of sawdust-covered earth to urinate in a metal trough. Their “contributions” are being collected in specially designed storage tanks, which will then be transported to nearby fields to fertilise malting barley for brewing beer.
Spinali Design brings wearable technologies to the beach (where skin cancer runs rampant)
The French are credited with creating the modern bikini, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that French company Spinali Design has created a smart bikini to help women monitor sun exposure responsibly.
AA School's Design Research Lab's (AADRL) Spyropoulos Design team challenges technology to produce robo-architects
Architects may soon see a new advancement in their profession. AA School’s Design Research Lab’s (AADRL) Spyropoulos Design team are working to create architecture that is self-aware and creates different forms on its own.
Taiwanese startup creates the Aring for touch-free phone operation
The Aring is a fashionable ring that doubles as a wireless interface for your smartphone. With a built-in microphone, a single button and Bluetooth connectivity, the small device plans to change the way we interact hands-free with our smartphones.
Lia is the first flushable and eco-friendly pregnancy test designed to uphold environmental sustainability and personal privacy
With landfills piling up everywhere, trash management has been a common problem in many countries. Add to that the daily use of pregnancy tests from millions of women around the world, truth be told, the additional plastic waste isn’t helping one bit. Lia is the first ever innovative design that will change how women use pregnancy tests.
The furniture piece by 3D Systems' Janne Kyttanen features a lattice structure consisting of 6,000 layers
3D printing technology has been revolutionizing the world of design and creation by allowing designers and makers to go beyond what used to limit them in terms of tools and production. Thanks to the technology, designers and makers are now able to produce shapes that are as complex and fascinating as the forms that we see in nature. Take this beautiful lounge chair designed and 3D printed by Janne Kyttanen, a Senior Creative Fellow at 3D Systems, for example.
Molson Canadian celebrates Canada's multiculturalism with a creatively accessed toast
What makes someone Canadian? A question had been raised by Molson Canadian, a beer company seeking a deeper relationship with their customers. By placing a large, red fridge in the middle of a park they received numerous answers. The red fridge held a pale white layer of text on the side, asking anyone who approached to say they were Canadian.
'Watson the News' harnesses cognitive computing to help consumers of news become more conscientious and less biased readers
If you had access to the most powerful computer in the world, how would use it to help people live, work and play better? PSFK and IBM Watson have been collaborating through The Good Data Contest to find how IBM Watson’s capabilities can improve communities and spark a conversation around what cognitive computing will mean for our future. Learn about the winning concept Inquisite here.
Geoff Cook, founding partner at Base Design, examines the hirings of Anne Pasternak (Brooklyn Museum) and Katy Clark (BAM) and what they mean for the brand identities of Brooklyn establishments
Over the past month, we have witnessed two of Brooklyn’s most prominent cultural institutions select new leaders: Katy Clark at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and now Anne Pasternak at the Brooklyn Museum. Though each is arriving to their new posts with a great deal of experience, Clark and Pasternak have their work cut out for them to successfully take these two storied institutions into the next phase of their life cycles.
The heirloom-grade Model 01 keyboard does away with keyboards' longstanding unfriendliness to the human hands
The Model 01 shifts the design of a typical keyboard. Focusing on the ergonomics of typing, the keyboard’s keys are spread out evenly for your fingers without a large spread. The keyboard scales down the size of a typical keyboard by cutting it in half, making all keys reachable by either hand.
PSFK with HP Matter identify the key players reinventing The Idea Economy
Though free-flowing exchange is the lifeline of any healthy marketplace, economies have long closed off the flow of ideas as a competitive means. As a trends and innovation leader, PSFK understands that in today’s Idea Economy that should no longer be the case and is precisely why PSFK, in partnership with HP Matter, has created the Innovators Index, a roster of pioneers making a global impact.
PSFK talks to Nuala O’Connor about the importance of advocating for basic human rights in the online space
Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, the editors at thought leadership site PSFK.com partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact.