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The Cosmic City

The 'final' destination of our trip; Baikonour /…

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Added by Design Probes Moderator on August 3, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

The Tragedy of the Aral Sea

What a horrific site, watching the great empty desert from what used to be the banks of the Aral Sea in Aralsk. A city that used to be a fishing port and harbour city. One of those places in the world where the consequences of some of our environmental interventions such as irrigation, manifests… Continue

Added by Design Probes Moderator on July 27, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Arrival Almaty

After arriving in Almaty we knew there was only limited time to get to the station in order to jump on our 33 hour trainride to the Aral sea... due to some flight delay we missed this connection. Hoping to catch the train at the next station we…

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Kiev transit to Astana

Before heading to the airport we had some time left in Kiev (preparing for European Footbal championship 2012) which we used for…

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Added by Design Probes Moderator on July 23, 2011 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Back from Kazach Desert

Sorry guys, it's been a while. There seems not to be a huge market for bringing WiFi to the Kazache desert. So I owe you an update on the Unknown Fields mission. After some inspiring presentations from Nelly Ben Hayoun and Regina Peldszus Clive presented a few Probes…

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Added by Design Probes Moderator on July 23, 2011 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Travel Blog

Here is an additional link to a blog that is being updated by Chris from…

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Added by Design Probes Moderator on July 15, 2011 at 8:21am — No Comments

The Unlivable City of Pripyat

 

During our last two days in the exclusion zone we visited Pripyat, the atomic city of tomorrow. The city was build in 1970 by Moscow architects led by Nicolay Ostozhenko in order to house workers of the Chernobyl…

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Added by Design Probes Moderator on July 15, 2011 at 8:15am — 1 Comment

Kiev Arrival

Today we arrived at Kiev, which is an amazing city with some bizarre (post)communist architecture. While on a short bus drive from the airport to the hotel, I got a glimpse of Corbusier like urban planning... Ukranian style. In the hotel we joined with Jack and Clive and got a…

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Added by Design Probes Moderator on July 13, 2011 at 2:09am — No Comments

From the Atomic to the Cosmic

Today the Cernobyl-Baikonour mission kicked off with an extensive symposium, with a nice line-up of speakers:…

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Added by Design Probes Moderator on July 12, 2011 at 1:56am — No Comments

Chernobyl — Baikonour Take Off

Monday 11-07 will be the start of a new 'Unknown Fields' mission. Unknown Fields is a nomadic studio that will set off on an annual expedition to the ends of the earth exploring forgotten landscapes, alien terrains and obsolete ecologies. Philips…

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Added by Eric de Haas on June 30, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

We are all sleeping...

Jeremy Rifkin shows his vision on our future and does this in an admirable realistic clearity. He makes some…

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Added by Eric de Haas on June 17, 2011 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Food Future

The Dutch foundation Oxfam Novib, started a new international campaign called 'Grow' which focusses on our current foodsystem and aims for a sustainable future with a fair and solid foodsystem for everybody. Some key elements…

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Added by Eric de Haas on June 8, 2011 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Robot Language Course

ROILA is a spoken language for robots. It is constructed to make it easy for humans to learn, but also easy for the robots to understand. ROILA is optimized for the robots’ automatic speech recognition and understanding. Roila is being… Continue

Added by Design Probes Moderator on June 7, 2011 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Duckweed as the new snack

The Swedish artist Erik Sjödin has been experimenting with cultivating Azolla, a moss-like water-floating fern, for food puposes. He started in late…

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Added by Eric de Haas on May 24, 2011 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Machines of Loving Grace

In addition to the Livable Cities workshop and especially in addition to the story of Eleanor Saitta, this new documentary by Adam Curtis is a must see. It is a series about how computers have not liberated us but distorted and simplified our view of the world around us. It…

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Added by Eric de Haas on May 10, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments

A Transition Utopia with a certainty of Failure?

That's right, the first day of the Livable Cities workshop triggered a lot of thoughts and inspiration. The speakers of day 1 were; Rob Hopkins,…

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Added by Eric de Haas on May 4, 2011 at 12:07am — No Comments

Livable Cities Workshop

On April 27 and 28, the Livable Cities workshop of the Philips Design Probes will take place. Interesting speakers have been confirmed and will definitely spark some progressive thinking around the subject of '…

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Added by Eric de Haas on April 26, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

ZENGROW wall garden launched!

Here is link for new cool design element that can be used for growing food also: http://www.cityfarmer.info/?s=zengrow

Added by Pasi Lindberg on March 16, 2011 at 9:05am — No Comments

New Prototypes for Arzak

We recently demonstrated some new prototypes from our multi-sensorial gastronomy collaboration with Arzak at Madrid Fusion 2011. Last year we…

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Added by Design Probes Moderator on March 2, 2011 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Food blog

http://www.psssst.net/

Added by Jon Rodriguez on February 24, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments

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