3 #DDW17 TIPS!
Do you plan on visiting Dutch Design Week this weekend? We cherry-picked another thee of our personal favourites that you cannot miss when heading towards Eindhoven. You only have a few more days to visit DDW17 (till October 29th), so go go go and don’t forget to stop by these highlights!
Emotions are your own. Or at least, they were. Can you imagine your emotions not just being internal, but also out there for the world to see? Nick Verstand created AURA, an interactive piece that measures emotions and materialises these as coloured, pulsing light beams. The emotions of the volunteering participants are monitored by three bio sensors: a heart rate, brainwave and skin guiding monitor. These wearables send the aforementioned measurements to a projector, which causes these vibrant, coloured light compositions. This makes for an almost alien-like, audiovisual artwork that should definitely be on top of your must-see list. Tell Nick we sent you!
With HUBOT, Next Nature Network explores the new professions in which man and robot can work together. Robots work 24 hours a day and are never sick, so you would think robotisation leads to job loss. But new technology can make our work more diverse, enjoyable, and humanistic as well. HUBOT created a job bank where visitors can apply for a future job that fits them most. Will you be a Shiva Therapist, massaging not only with your own hands, but with six additional biotic arms? This allows you to work for the entire day and will enable you to give overwhelming six-handed massages! Do the job test and find out which HUBOT job suits you.
One of our favourite coolhunts was PRINTSTRUMENT, a 3D printed trinket created by Kristaps Polïtis. The goal of this playful instrument is stimulating children to make music on their own terms, which is a valuable aspect in the development of a child's creativity. The designer did this by enabling children to build the instrument themselves, giving them 25 modules to choose from. As the child's skills improve, the instrument can grow along since it consists of al these individual parts. This means a flute can transform from a basic to a more complex instrument, producing new sounds with each added module. In that way, the instrument can be used for years which is of course very durable.
There you have it! Three more must-visits that you can simply not miss out on during this year's Dutch Design Week. Tomorrow will be our last day of coolhunting in Eindhoven. So like always, more to come! See you there.