Category Archives: innovation

Obsolete

With the rise of technology and the real-time pressures of an online, global economy,

humans will have to be very clever – and very careful – not to be left behind by the future.From the perspective of those in charge, human labor is losing its value, and people are becoming a liability.

This documentary reveals the real motivation behind the secretive effort to reduce the population and bring resource use into strict, centralized control.

Could it be that the biggest threat we face isn’t just automation and robots destroying jobs, but the larger sense that humans could become obsolete altogether?

Watch Obsolete at https://youtu.be/jPmUGq25KBk

More Future at:

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_transhumanism.htm#Multimedia

Open letter to the Design Community: Stand Up for Democracy

Open Letter to the Design Community:
Stand Up for Democracy

1. There is no need to point out that we are now in difficult and
dangerous times. For many years we were living in a world that, despite its problems, has been nevertheless engaged in a democratization process whereby human rights, fundamental freedoms and opportunities for personal development were increasing. Today, this whole picture has changed. Attacks on democracy are active in several countries, including the ones where
democracy seemed to be unshakable.

2. In these new times, the design community (practitioners, researchers, theorists, students, journalists, publishers and curators who are professionally involved in design- related activities) should stand up, speak out and act. To do that we do not have to share the same idea of what democracy is. It is enough to recognize the strong convergence between democracy and design.

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Inclusive children´s book for Hispanic Markets – Support us!

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Adelia Cook, one of three books of the Adelia Collection – Help little Adelia reach all the kids around the world!

 
 
I am launching a project in  Catarse ( brazilian crowdfunding site) about an inclusive children’s book developed with an innovative Braille print created by author and graphic designer Wanda Gomes from Brazil. This Braille print developed by her is unique in the world and brings a whole new experience for children with visual impairment or not; it allows textures, reliefs and even scents to be printed!
 
 The collection is called Adélia and is already in Portuguese with 9 thousand copies distributed.
 
The funding is to print 500 copies in Spanish for dissemination in Book Fairs in México, Argentina  and Colombia with the Spanish publishers who have already requested the collection and also the american hispanic market.
 
 A very important project for the education and inclusion of children with visual impairment.
 
The project also seeks investors to cover or exceed the total value for a larger print run and distribution.
 
(Google Translator at the bottom of the site)
 
 
Spanish article at:
 
ADELIA

Blind girl feeling the textures of the book with her face.

 
 
Thanks in advance for your support, sharing and network! Help little Adelia to reach all the kids of the world!

BIRD New Experimental Research in Design

Call for Papers: BIRD Conference New Experimental Research in Design /NERD, 15-16 June 2017, Braunschweig University of Art (HBK), Germany.

Further information (English PDF)

Additional information about the event + series of Design research books

http://transformazine.de/nerd (German)

Open Ideo Challenge – Inclusive Design

 Challenge:

How might we reduce stigma and increase opportunities for people with disabilities?

During our Ideas Phase, we’re calling the global community to action. Toparticipate, all you need to do is create an account, log in,  and fill out basic information about your idea.

Apply by April 23, 2017 at 11:59PM PDT!

https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/disability-inclusion/brief