Take a Breath #3: 16-22 Nov.

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Mobilize...

From The New York Times: A project funded by the European Union funded project will catalog and recreate the scents of Europe from the 16th century to the early 20th century.

«With smell, you can open up questions about national culture, global culture, differences between communities, without immediately going into fights» says one of the partners. What about using this medium to talk about air quality ?


Mobilize...

From Wallpaper: Meet AirBird. The architect-designed chirping smart sensor.

Inspired by the metaphor of the canary in a coal mine, AirBird’s sensors detect C02 and humidity. How well designed IoT devices can foster engagement is one of our ongoing thematic research. The AirBird is a good example of this trend.



Inspire...

From Colossal: Artificial Blooms.

The digital works showcase the beauty of organic structures’s complexity while highlighting the fractals and endless intricacies inherent to nature’s designs. Here at the Lab we share this fascination.




Inspire...

From Artist Nikki Rosato: Cut Road Map.

«I find many parallels between map and body, both visual and symbolic. The land is just as alive as we are—map lines are unique imprints, signifying movement and life flowing across the earth.»




Think and shift...

From Nesta: People, data, money: Why innovation can do more to tackle society’s biggest problems.

A much invigorating paper on how to harness people, data and money in a systemic way to tackle some of the defining challenges that we face, and the growing opportunities we have to apply these ideas.




Think and shift...

From Medium: Data Violence and How Bad Engineering Choices Can Damage Society.

Why we need empathy and thoughtfulness in the design of algorithms and data science. «Because it’s never “just” an algorithm. And there’s no such thing as “just” an engineer...»




Challenges...

From The Little Black Book: UK Advertising Launches Industry-wide Initiative Ad Net Zero.

An industry-wide initiative calling the ad industry to reduce the carbon impact of developing, producing and running UK advertising to real net zero by end 2030 and commit to make practical changes in the way they run their advertising operations.



Nomad Lab...

From IKEA Hackers: Hack Care, a catalog packed with hacks for dementia-friendly homes.

HACK CARE is a catalogue of more than 240 pages of tips and tricks to guide caregivers in creating a friendlier, safer home environment and enhance the lives of those with dementia. Let’s get inspired... We love hacking!




Virtual Lab...

From The Verge: Google launches new tool to help cities stay cool.

Google’s new Tree Canopy Lab uses aerial imagery and Google’s AI to figure out where every tree is in a city. Another brick to the Environmental Insights Explorer to keep an eye on...





Virtual Lab...

From Redshift: Reimagine Possible: 5 Highlights From Autodesk University 2020.

Highlights of the recent digital Autodesk University 2020. Don’t miss the speeches about environmental justice and design...







Impact...

From The Little Black Book: Happiness Saigon Elevates School Children 460 Metres above Ground to Highlight Air Pollution Damage.

The agency teamed up with Green ID, to literally elevate children up above problems related to air pollution by being located 461 metres above the ground on top of the tallest building in Southeast Asia, Landmark 81. By symbolically enrolling your child, you also sign up their school to get an air quality meter installed. Powerful.




Impact...

From Wonderman Thompson: Healthy Inhales.

Trend: From technology to wellness, breath is coming into focus as key pillar for consumer wellbeing. With a focus on air quality monitoring...






Value...

From IAPH: Environmental Ship Index and Clean Marine Fuels.

The IAPH Environmental Ship Index (ESI) for the assessment of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions performance of vessels. is the standard international system on the basis of which world ports provide incentives to best-performing vessels.

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