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A countryside dweller’s guide to the future

April 4th 2020

The current lockdown in much of Europe has city-dwellers flocking to the countryside to wait out the outbreak sweeping the continent. Seeking relief from coronavirus, urbanites flee to rural areas en masse, where locals beg them to please stay away.

Countryside, The Future

But what exactly are we talking about when we speak of “the countryside”? In general, the rural, remote, and wild territories is what we think of as “countryside”. Or the 98 percent of the earth’s surface not …

Why half of the world’s beaches could disappear by 2100

Simon Boxall and Abiy S. Kebede
March 11th 2020

Up to half of the world’s sandy beaches are at risk of disappearing by the end of this century if no action is taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

That’s according to a new study, published in Nature Climate Change. Even assuming a better outcome for action on climate change, where global emissions peak around 2040, well over one-third (37%) of the world’s beaches would be lost by 2100.

Researchers had previously analysed satellite images showing shoreline change from 1984 …

This artist carried 99 smartphones and caused a virtual traffic jam

Claire Ouwejan
March 2nd 2020

“Google choose the fastest route to home.” Today, drivers are better informed about routes and traffic than ever before. Using 'mapping apps', drivers can see traffic before their drive in realtime.

But what happens when these virtual streets are shaded in dark red, warning drivers of a traffic nightmare? Here's how an artist wheeled around 99 smartphones in a cart to create a virtual traffic jam.

How mapping apps work

Due the usage of the mapping apps mentioned above, drivers …

Celebrating Dutch Water Protection:
Last Weeks to See ‘Gates of Light’

Kelly Streekstra
January 3rd 2018
If you are in The Netherlands you can explore the latest art project by Studio Roosegaarde and discover the iconic, yet historical value of the Closing Dike.

The Birth of a Digital Nation in Estonia

Daniel Fraga
August 30th 2017

Due to its digital citizenship program, something interesting is happening in Estonia. In July there were more new applications for e-citizenship than newborn babies. Are we witnessing the birth of the world's first digital nation?…

Interview: Curator Ilari Laamanen on Momentum9, the Nordic Biennial

Ruben Baart
August 4th 2017
We recently spoke to Ilari Laamanen, to peel the outcrops of Momemtum9, and unveil the overlapping themes to the next nature philosophy.

Otra Nation: Make Walls Great Again

Elle Zhan Wei
April 26th 2017
This group of 14 designers, engineers, builders and architects make a proposal of a wall for Trump's ambitious project.

Space Television Network

Julie Reindl
February 17th 2017
Sen is a space television network that provides visuals from other planets in order to prepare us for our multi-planetary life.

The Global Subway Map of the Future

Ruben Baart
January 23rd 2017
The Hyperloop will turn the world into a global village.

Australia Moves Too Fast for GPS

Mathilde Nakken
December 4th 2016
The entire continent of Australia has shifted and that's a problem for GPS, meteorologists, automated cars and even drones.
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