During her career mapping the rise and fall of innovation and its impact on the world economy, her theories have been tested, and so, too, has she. Now, as Perez approaches her 80th birthday, her main focus is on a target that, in the minds of many, might seem antithetical to innovation:“An intelligent, active State”. A public engine not just powering innovation, but also empowering its citizens to seize its opportunities and reap its benefits.
Photography by Ana Cuba
An editorial about the the nearly extinct movie tradition film makers should bring back. For theater goers, the all but obsolete musical overture is a bridge between real life and the world they’re about to enter.
Everyone is overworked and unhappy. Digital platforms have sucked the last of our attention and sanity. If you read the headlines in 2018, you’d have every reason to feel pessimistic about the future. But the design experts we talked to–from companies such as Microsoft, Google, Ideo, and Forrester–offer a glimmer of hope. As they look forward to 2019, they agree on one thing: The cold, corporate thinking that has defined the business world over the past several years doesn’t jive with how people want to live. In 2019, people will be more than mere data points; it’s a designer’s job to make sure of it.
Illustration by Nikola Vukojevic
Traditionally an announcement regarding a soon to be released project is unveiled months in advance – at least, if not years if it’s a big budget production or product. But the price may be bittersweet, especially when the announcement is met by a legion of fans ready to quench their curiosity. Speculations will arise on social media and specialized media, and that is a good thing for visibility. But what happens if, by any chance, the information is scarce or, as most cases, it is nothing more than a tease?
Written by Mateus Andrade for Auctoritas
Photography by Kristina Flour
Detecting art forgeries is hard and expensive. Art historians might bring a suspect work into a lab for infrared spectroscopy, radiometric dating, gas chromatography, or a combination of such tests. AI, it turns out, doesn’t need all that: it can spot a fake just by looking at the strokes used to compose a piece.
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Located in the city of Hasselt, Belgium, is the unapologetic Hidden Loft. It is a bold and drastic vision of a retreat, created by architect Karla Menten. The expansive dwelling, clocking in at 240m², is very much rooted on the white cube aesthetic, making for a perfect opposition of the excessive visual stimulation of the surrounding city. Interestingly enough, this project serves as the architect’s own haven and workplace—a bold standard to withhold against her subsequent work.
Photography by Tim Van de Velde