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Today the latest innovation design by Vito Di Bari, MyEquilibria, will be unveiled for the world’s preeminent design event, Salone de Mobile in the historic courtyards of the Università degli Studi di Milano, and the Orto Botanico di Brera in Milan. This year’s theme is INTERNI OPEN BORDERS. MyEquilibria fits this theme perfectly in multiple ways.

MyEquilibria is a 23’ tall outdoor art installation that encourages open-air exercise. The piece is comprised of “trees of wellness”. Vito developed these trees using Voronoi Diagrams, and because Voronoi’s work mirrors the simple perfection found in nature, the wellness trees appear organic. Beginning from this aesthetically pleasing blue print, Di Bari used next generation materials and technologies to build his wellness trees. The trees are constructed of ultra-high performance fiber-reinforced concrete, stainless steel, exotic and durable woods. Embedded in these resilient fabrics are hidden, proximity-based technologies that interact with visitors’ smartphones through the MyEquilibria app. The easy to use app offers visitors a wide variety of healthy, fun, and interactive functions for their exercise enjoyment.

Vito Di Bari believes that beautiful environments that encourage and cultivate human interaction are the key to generating and maintaining a harmonious balance between people and nature. In this ingenious way, Vito hopes to break down the borders between exercise and fun while simultaneously bringing people together in a new international wellness community through MyEquilibria.

Beginning today MyEquilibria will be available to the public free of charge in the Orto Botanico di Brera. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to explore the wellness trees and to have some fun.


Today at 2:00pm(CEST) the long awaited world premiere of MyEquilibria will be formally announced at a press conference at the Orto Botanico di Brera – Milan.  Innovation Designer Vito Di Bari, will be presenting the world’s first MyEquilibria interactive art installation as the opening ceremony for FuoriSalone 2016.  MyEquilibria will then be available to the public in the historical Botanical Garden.

 MyEquilibria is the first art installation of its kind anywhere on Earth.  The cutting edge new technology used in the materials and design of MyEquilibria allow the art installation to perform interactive functions the likes of which have never been seen before.  The first installation in Milan will immediately interact with visitors via the MyEquilibria smart phone app.  Subsequent MyEquilibria installations will also interact with users and with each other anywhere across the globe in real time.  The arrival of MyEquilibria heralds a new age in interactive art design, as well as a new wave of improved health and fitness for people around the world.

MyEquilibriaPresentationENG_DiBari Anyone with a smart phone can visit a MyEquilibria art installation and immediately interact with a virtual trainer and other MyEquilibria enthusiasts around the world. The MyEquilibria app provides real time workout suggestions specially customized for each user according to their body type, fitness goals and their favorite modes of exercise. Astounding new geo-localization and augmented reality features implemented in the MyEquilibria app recognize precisely which art installation you are visiting, and immediately provide video instruction with a fitness expert using exactly the same wellness tree. The MyEquilibria app incorporates real time-tracking features that communicate with your smartphone and wearable’s sensors, to automatically monitor your level of physical activity, including time, distance, speed, calories burnt and heart-rate (for Apple Watch). The app also offers a variety of music and even an audio coach for increased motivation. Health and fitness are something that everyone wants for themselves and for their friends and loved ones, and sharing the fun of MyEquilibria makes the user experience even more enjoyable. A MyEquilibria user in Milan can actually compete with a fellow MyEquilibria user in New York City in real time. MyEquilibria also enables users to video record and share their experiences with friends and family via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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"MyEquilibria is so beautiful that it makes people want to move, explore, and exercise, thereby improving their health and wellness."

 The beauty of MyEquilibria is multifaceted. MyEquilibria’s wellness trees are aesthetically beautiful and visually fascinating in their simplicity and organic dimensions. Designer Vito Di Bari drew upon the diagrams of Georgy Voronoi when creating MyEquilibria. While Voronoi diagrams are primarily used in scientific and technological applications, Voronoi cells are true to Delaunay Triangulation, which mirror patterns found in nature. For this reason, when we observe the form of Vito’s wellness trees, our minds interpret the art installations as organic structures.

 Open-air exercise appeals to us at our most basic level of humanity. Just mentally picturing a nature walk releases positive chemicals in the brain whereas imagining the inside of a gym has no inspirational value. It is this seemingly intrinsic knowledge that inspired Vito Di Bari’s MyEquilibria and the reason that MyEquilibria inspires people to investigate the wellness trees and exercise in new and exciting ways.

VDB DEM   The graceful form of Vito Di Bari’s latest creation, MyEquilibria is composed of next generation materials including ultra-high performance fiber-reinforced concrete, stainless steel, exotic and durable woods. The soul of MyEquilibria lives through the next generation technologies woven into the majestic form just below the surface. Thanks to the incredible advances of technology in recent years, the capabilities of MyEquilibria include geo-localization and augmented reality functions that provide users with a virtual personal trainer in real-time. The wellness trees of MyEquilibria immediately interact with users smart phones and offer relevant video instruction featuring real physical trainers using the exact same MyEquilibria art installation. MyEquilibria app communicates with the wellness trees and with wearable’s such as smart watches with sensors, that automatically monitor the user’s level of physical activity, including time, distance, speed, heart rate and calories burnt. The app also offers audio features, including musical options and an audio coach making it simple for users to stay focused, push harder and track their progress.

Vito Di Bari MyEquilibria

Vito Di Bari has a vision for creating a better world through art and technology. This vision is not simply to beautify the landscape, but to bring people together with shared experience and healthy interaction creating a greater quality of life for everyone around the world. MyEquilibria is the physical manifestation of this enlightened vision for the world.

 MyEquilibria consists of wellness trees the remarkable design of which Vito developed using Voronoi Diagrams. Voronoi’s work mirrors nature’s simple perfection in spacial balance. Beginning from this aesthetically pleasing blue print, Di Bari added next generation technologies to his trees that engage and connect people across vast distances.

 Open-air exercise has been proven to provide active people with superior results in both physical and psychological results. Simply stated, people are happier and healthier when they exercise outdoors. MyEquilibria provides both the mechanism for exercising outside, as well as personalized routines through a virtual personal trainer. Using the MyEquilibria app for their smart phones, anyone can enjoy the wellness trees as versatile pieces of exercise equipment complete with video instructions. In addition to this amazing resource, MyEquilibria allows people to connect with other MyEquilibria users in real time worldwide.

LocandinaThe world’s preeminent design event, Salone de Mobile will kick off on April 11th in the historic courtyards of the Università degli Studi di Milano, and the Orto Botanico di Brera in Milan.  This year’s festivities will commence with the ceremonial unveiling of INTERNI OPEN BORDERS.

The pinnacle exhibition in the Orto Botanico will be the latest multidisciplinary innovation design by Vito Di Bari called MyEquilibria.

OPEN BORDERS is the 19th annual exhibition presented by INTERNI.  The themes explored in 2016 will include fascinating macro-objects, micro-architectures, and offer magnificent installations focused upon crossing the conventional boundaries of Architecture and Design.

OPEN BORDERS will be a world premiere for a myriad of innovative creations provided by the most highly internationally acclaimed designers who have embraced the movement to eradicate “borders” between creative disciplines.


Home to countless achievements in drama, music, film and studio arts, the Hopkins Center for The Arts at Dartmouth College holds a legacy that stretches far back into history. To celebrate the schools 50th anniversary, Ross Ashton was commissioned to generate a projection art show, displayed on the face of the very building itself. In a 13-minute sequence projected onto the centers front five windows, a beautifully animated account of all the past and future achievements Hopkins has contributed to the world of art unfolds. Drawing from student input and the Ivy League reputation Dartmouth strives to exceed, Ashton has built a nostalgic but motivating piece, reflecting upon the past but also pressing towards future progress. Look closely to see some of the most significant moments in Dartmouth’s history repeat themselves- and to take a peek into the future.


Retail shoppers are seeking recognition from stores—they want a personalized experience.  Whether it is online or at the actual store, 41% shoppers said they would want to be identified through a smartphone when shopping at physical stores. 61% of global customers responded that they wanted online stores to keep track of their purchases and browsing history to make future shopping quick and easy. These responses show how it important it is that retail continues to evolve.


After one very devastating earthquake in Kobe, Japan back in 1995, the city remembers and pays tribute to darker times with an annual light festival, Kobe Luminarie. It started in 1995 but it remained so popular, the city brought it back every year after that. It is a scene unlike any other; a city covered in lights, lights of hope.  The light piece was designed by Valerio Festi with help from Kobe native, Hirokazu Imaoka and donated by the Italian government. Although the festival was only to meant to be held in 1995 after the earthquake, it remained very popular that they brought it back every December for years to come. It has even become a tourist attraction with more than 3 million visitors every year.


Healthcare is growing and will continue to grow in all aspects of the sector, from jobs to technology. The U.S. healthcare sectors employs about 17 million people and it is just going to grow in employees. In fact, 50,000 jobs will be filled specifically to handle the electronic medical record systems. As is with most parts of society, technology keeps growing in the healthcare market and most practitioners see it as a priority. They believe that the healthcare market should increase its spending when it comes to technology. The numbers speak for themselves and it is no secret that healthcare growth is affecting our country.


Cities are constantly growing in population making up for some mega cities. There are 23 mega cities with populations of over 10 million people. The top three most populated cities are Tokyo, Mumbai, and Mexico City. It is estimated that about 1.5 billion people in the world live in 600 different cities. Also, by 2025, the top five most populated cities in the world will all be in Asia. Africa is expected to have 50% of its population living in cities by 2050. The population is growing and so are the cities.


As marketing continues to grow, advanced technology evolves with it. The future of digital marketing looks more tactical than ever and focuses on the purchase journey of a customer. This purchase journey evolution has many parts which describe how a purchase lifecycle with a customer. The first step is consideration, most customers are influenced online. After comes evaluation of the product with 90% of customers trusting online reviews. After we purchase it, we enjoy it and bond with it allowing customers to leave reviews which is the last step, advocating.


Big data continues to grow across all realms of society but most importantly in healthcare. If big data was used effectively, the US healthcare sector could make $300 billion in savings every year. More importantly, if there was more data being produced on analyzing patients, there would be a 20% decrease in patient mortality. Big data can support research, give us information on how to improve quality, help us help ourselves, support providers, increase awareness on public health issues which helps prevention. It will help everyone out in the future.


Humans aren't the only ones who can dance to music; so can the dancing fountains manufactured by Suzhou’s Gold Ocean team. The “Musical Dancing Fountain” is an art installation unlike any other. Fountains are a form of attraction for a city, but making them dance to music is something quite unique. The fountains have become a tourist attraction and have grown in popularity. They are celebrated all around Asia in countries like China, Vietnam, Mongolia, and more. The “Musical Dancing Fountain” is a magnificent sight both in the day and night. This fountain has similar ones like it and they are found all around Asia, created by the famous manufacturers of fountains, Suzhou Gold Ocean. The fountain features LED light installations in the water as the fountains dance around to music. Many similar designs have been installed around Asia. They have become a huge tourist attraction bringing people of all ages together. At night, these intriguing fountains look almost like a laser show as their light shines through the moving water. They deliver a spectacular light show whether they are outside or inside a mall.


Cities must be smarter about their resources because pretty soon, they will reach their limit. Cities produce almost 80% of the world’s carbon emissions and commercial and residential buildings consume 1/3 of the world’s energy. This means that cities around the world are polluting more than they should. The urban population is constantly growing and moving to cities which means double the cars, more energy, and more water lost. The numbers say it all and something must change in cities.


The future of retail is making everything easier for the customer. Technology is taking over and changing the way we shop. Online shopping is becoming more and more common for consumers. In fact, 62% of consumers say that they shop online at least once a month and 17% of consumers buy at least 1-2 times a week. Online shopping has revolutionized the way we shop forever.


Do you ever do a double-take at something that looks out of place? That is what most people do when Brad Downey creates a new work of art. He is trying to send out a message with his artwork. Most people are used to seeing everything in place, especially with things that we see everyday, like street signs. Downey is known for breaking the visual dictionary with his work of art and his public art installations, “Street Signs” do just that all around the world.Brad Downey’s collection, “Street Signs” is making a statement in the United Arab Emirates, Great Britain, Austria, and the United Sates. He has a series of street signs and even street furniture that include some commissioned installations while others were places anonymously and later removed by the respective city. Downey’s art series include street signs, poles, and even phone booths all manipulated in some way. One of them shows people jumping out of a yield sign, “leaping for freedom”, which is Downey’s reference to politics, people, and our society. Everyone has a different interpretation but what do you think Downey is trying to say with his unexpected street pieces?

See more at: http://dibari-id.com/project/street-signs/


The future of medicine involves both healthcare professionals and patients working together to achieve healthier outcomes. Preparation, prevention, data inputs and diagnostics along with therapy and follow up all form part of the different areas where medicine is developing and being worked on. There are already various procedures in place to achieve more positive as well as many that are still in progress or still need time


In 1999, the term “Internet of Things” was coined by MIT employee Kevin Ashton. Following the establishment of this term, wireless sensors connected via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices began to appear everywhere around us. With this groundbreaking innovation, endless possibilities to improve life have presented themselves, almost completely dwarfing the internet of people. With programs such as SmartThings, Curie and HomeKit, homeowners can prevent damage to their households, keep a closer eye on their children and more effectively monitor appliances. While the internet of things offers countless benefits, with more data, there are consequentially more issues. Through self-functioning technologies, personal information can be more easily obtained and transferred by hackers, and sensors in doors and windows allow invaders to identify if a house is empty. The internet of things is revolutionary. But is it worth the risk?


Diamonds may be a girls best friend but they may serve as inspiration for designer Gary Chang. Gary Chang designed the flagship store for Chow Sang Sang, China’s leading jewelry manufacturer. This brilliant design is something you have never seen before. The building resembles a huge gem in some angles, a diamond in another, and even a beautiful lantern. Whichever way you see it, you cannot deny that this building is the epitome of luxury. Gary Chang’s articulate design for the Chow Sang Sang building is not a scene from a spy movie, it is a real store for real customers. The flagship store is three floors of pure luxury. The staircase mimics jewelry display cases making it quite an adventure as you walk around. The exterior of the building is an illusion; it looks like many things. There is a sharp crumpling effect on one side which seems a bit impossible to do but Gary Chang made it happen. From other angles, the building has smooth exterior and it is said to resemble a gem or a diamond. That sounds like the perfect design for a luxury jewelry designer.

See more at: http://dibari-id.com/project/chow-sang-sang-beijing-sanlitum-flagship-store/


In order to create smarter cities, we should use big data to explore options. For city planning, if we optimized public infrastructure we could have savings of up to $1 trillion. People all over the world drive 30 billion miles every year and that number will increase significantly by 2050. If we were to explore transportation analytics, traffic delays would not be a problem. Water is also a problem because tons of it is lost every year because of leaks. Managing water can also lead to smarter cities


Imagine waking up to a different view from your window every day. This was made possible by architect Bruno de Franco with his rotating building, “The Suite Vollard” in Curitiba, Brazil.  Perhaps one of the most unique and futuristic buildings of all times, this spinning building creates an extraordinary effect as on its exterior. It is the building from the future. Abstract: Bruno de Franco’s “Suite Vollard” got its name from Pablo Picasso’s collection of etchings. The spinning building stands in the Ecoville District in Curitiba, Brazil. Out of the 15 floors, 11 serve as residences. The floors rotate in opposite directions and each floor has different colored glass on the windows. From the outside, it creates an artistic and dazzling effect that will catch you attention. These luxurious apartments have a great space of up to 2885 sq. ft and a controlled speed of rotation. “The Suite Vollard” is also eco-friendly; its rotation device has surprisingly low energy consumption.

See more at: http://dibari-id.com/project/the-suite-vollard/


How interested would you be in wearing a device that can sense your body temperature, glucose levels or heartbeat? Better yet, what if this device wasn’t only smart, but also stylish? The future of wearable technology, such as fitness and health bands, is now expanding past accessories to include products such as clothing, shoes and even contact lenses. With new sensors that will be able to detect biometric information, embedded, wearable products are gaining attention at a fast pace. Starting with glasses and watches, “wearables” that have now been proven to be cheaper to make than smartphones and laptops have been given a stronger emphasis on aesthetics, leading more manufacturers to adopt the concept to drive higher rates of consumer interest.


In the future, mobile health will allow for early detection of diseases through continuous data collection and instant reporting. Technology in clothes will create smart fibers so a patient’s clothing could sense a rash or skin problem. Even technology in contact lenses will allow healthcare providers to identify early symptoms of diabetic retinopathy.


A building that is shaped like an eye is meant to stand out. Innovative architecture and bold colors are what make up the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, or better known as the “Eye” Museum. Located in Curitiba, Brazil the contemporary art found in Oscar Niemeyer’s unique designs are representative of Brazil’s culture. This can be seen with intricate curves and bright colors in the designs of the two buildings found in the museum.

One of the buildings of this museum is shaped like an eye which gives the Oscar Niemeyer museum its nickname of “The Eye Museum.” The museum has all sorts of signature designs. The Niemeyer style is known for its large curves and white cement that contrasts with vivid colored murals. Around the museum, you will also find a body of water, light manipulations, and beautiful geometric forms. These different design forms as a whole can bring any cultural center, like a museum, to life.


To live in a smart world, there are many things that have to be taken care of. Safety and health are two huge concerns for most people. Air pollution should be controlled, there should be forest fire detection, and control waste management. Offspring care, structural health, and water quality are things that should always be taken into account. Smart roads, smart parking, traffic congestion, and smart lighting will make driving easier with detectors and monitoring. Things such as noise urban maps, smart shopping, and smartphones detection will allow for an easier lifestyle.


With our phones at our convenience at all times, it is a given that we will most likely use it to shop online and for retail purposes. A survey was done that asked consumers what they expect from the mobile future for retail. 92% believed they should be alerted when stores are having sales, have a notification of some sort. 96% of the respondents believed it was important to have a virtual loyalty card to use when purchasing. Shoppers also wanted automation, for the system to be smart and make automated buying decisions and make one-click purchases. Also, they believed in self-tracking such as approving child purchase attempts and thought discovery was necessary, with 82% of people wanting the technology to find items from similar brands they like.


Munich celebrated its 850 year anniversary with an elegant video performance that was displayed on the façade of the old state theater at the Gartnerplatz. Created by artists Karina Smigla-Bobinski and Beatriz Eidlitz, the video performance provided dazzling entertainment for visitors walking by. The video showed goldfish swimming around making it look as if you were at an aquarium. The elegant goldfish engaged many people as it appeared that they would hide and pop out. The aquarium presentation in Munich represents futuristic innovative art. Although it is something new and exciting, it celebrated Munich’s past in a unique way.

envisioning-the-future-of-healthThere are a multitude of technologies that are changing healthcare for the better. These changes range in six different categories including augmentation, regeneration, treatments, biogerontology, telemedicine, and diagnostics. These broad areas cover subjects such as technological replacement for senses, synthetic grow to order organics, advancing understanding of aging, data-driven procedures and more. This technology will benefit both practitioners and patients alike


A smart city requires many actions and indicators. It starts with smart people, economy, environment, government, living, and mobility. Then it gets into more details. Smart people should embrace creativity, be inclusive in society and have a 21st century education. For a smart economy, you need productivity, entrepreneurship, and have both local and global connectedness. Green buildings, being energy efficient, and green urban planning will make for a smart city. The government has to be smart by being transparent and we have to live smart by staying healthy, safe, and happy of course. Finally, we can’t forget to give priority to non-motorized options and have mixed-model access.


One would think that wireless, smart devices are in your home or phone. Actually, most of the smart devices are found in major industries like manufacturers, health care centers, and retail centers. It is estimated that in only 10 years, 2025, the worth of these smart devices will be anywhere from $6.2 trillion. That’s a lot of devices! But where are they going? They are being used for real-time analytics for supply chain management, for pharmaceutical safeguards, to track inventory, for security purposes, and for transportation such as GPS and self-parking cars.

5 ideas

Stores are going wireless and there are some very simple ideas that can take your retail store to the next level. The first idea is to provide an online in-store service, allowing for various browsing services. 73% of people would prefer a virtual interface as they shop. Also, if you could check out anywhere in the store, it would be more efficient. Wireless retail stores allow for better relationships because some shoppers know more than the employees. In-store educational entertainment could be a game changer because you are providing customers with an innovative educational experience. Finally, hosting social events whether they are just for the customers or also involve staff make for a better in-store environment and connect everybody socially, which is something extremely crucial in retail.


The Olympics are known as a legendary event that brings together athletes from all over the world as sporting records are broken and champions emerge from a sea of talented competitors. When London became the first-ever city to host the Olympic Games on three different occasions, the very spirit and heart of the worldly event itself was brought to life. Through a series of 3D projections, renowned artist Ross Ashton captured the essence of the Olympic Games, recalling upon history as well as setting the stage for the action to come in the third British Olympics in 2012. Mesmerizing images of historic British Olympians and recent photos of triumphant British athletes projected onto some of London’s most famous structures are brought to life, honoring both the country of Britain and its athletes during this memorable occasion in history.

  See More: http://dibari-id.com/project/house-of-parliament-olympic/


For more than 20 years, 3D printing technology has been providing life-changing results. Hearing aids, prosthetic jaws, windpipes and limb prostheses are just a few examples of what 3D printing can create. 3D printing could become revolutionary to organ donation, which would be extremely beneficial to patients waiting for an acceptable donor.

cambodian trees

Clement Briend is a french photographer and professor who created captivating images that were projected on trees in the city of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Clement is known for capturing the surreal with his photography and his piece on these Cambodian Trees is an example of that. The trees appear to look like spiritual figures native to Cambodia but what it really is are images that are projected on the trees. Clement manipulates his own projectors in order to create photo quality images through optimized light sourcing. He chooses where he will project his images very carefully in order to visualize how his images will compliment the tree and vice versa. His work features vibrant hues of greens and blues that bring the spiritual entities to life.

  More infos: http://dibari-id.com/project/cambodian-trees/

Technology in Healthcare on the Rise

Technology is everywhere and used by everyone, especially doctors. Doctors are actually 250% more likely to own a tablet than other consumers, they love them! Personal isn’t the only type of purpose doctors use tablets for because 66% of doctors use tablets for medical purposes. More than half of doctors who use mobile devices believe they make decision making easier and faster. And finally, only 40% say that mobile devices disrupt their work time.

Connected Cars in the year 2020

Technology grows everywhere, even in our cars. It is estimated that by 2020, 90% of cars will be connected. In 2012, only 10% of cars were connected to the internet but that number is said to increase by 2020. Connected vehicles can provide entertainment, sync productivity, charge your electric car, manage traffic, and direct you to open parking spots. It is estimated that there are 22 billion sensors in the automobile industry and by 2020, there will be more than 200 sensors per car. The future is coming to our cars.

Heart of the Home

Henrik Otto, Senior Vice President of Design at Electrolux, has created a concept that will revolutionize the home kitchen. The “Heart of the Home” is a multi-purpose table surface that can be used to be cooked and eaten on, as well as being utilized as a bar. A computer program analyzes any ingredients placed on the “Heart of the Home” and returns a list of recipes that theÊingredients can be used for. The chef can then mark their desired cooking size and depth withÊtheir hand and the table will adjust, making pots and pans a thing of the past.

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petman Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that specializes in building robots and software for simulation, has developed PETMAN, an anthropomorphic robot for testing equipment. PETMAN was built to test chemical protection clothing used by the United States Army, and has the ability to balance itself and move freely. The robot is also the first anthropomorphic robot that moves dynamically like a real person. More Info:

Vito Di Bari Smart companies know the optimal time to jump into new areas of innovation, says Vito Di Bari — “when nothing appears to be happening.”

Most major technology innovations hit the headlines decades before they can actually be exploited. As a result, companies struggle to understand how such changes — the world wide web, mobile apps, the Internet of Things, Big Data and so on — will impact of their industry, and when they need to invest to safeguard their prosperity. Read more: http://bit.ly/1yxTnYe

Robotic Fish

Researchers and engineers at the University of Essex in England develop robotic fish to help in monitoring levels of water pollution. They are able to move swiftly in the water and turn quickly just as normal fish, but as they swim they control that the chemical levels in the water are not perilous. They collect this information, and when they have enough data, they surface and transmit this data back to the main hub. Making sure that we know as soon as there is any contamination in our oceans and seas making containment of oil or chemical spills easier.

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tonium pacemaker By offering the possibility of always bringing music along for the ride, the walkman became one of the most popular gadgets in the 1980’s. Today, times have changed. Swedish company Tonium has created a way for people to deejay anywhere and anytime. Pacemaker, a portable audio mixer, allows people to create music in a simple and efficient manner at any time. More Info: http://www.pacemaker.net/

Allen Morris

W. Allen Morris is a great visionarie and entrepreneur, officer and director of more than thirty-five different real estate-related companies, president of three charitable foundations. And a friend. In occasion of the recognition as Business Leader of the Year, Allen has shared his vision, a vision that I totally agree and should become the goal of the businessmen of the future. Let me share it with you, coming directly from him.


Sea Kites

The Swedish company Minesto offers a solution to the worldwide energy demand with their new concept for tidal power plants called Deep Green. These sea kites are able to capture tidal energy at ten times the speed of the water in which it operates. Deep Green consists of a 3-foot-lon turbine attached to a rudder and a 39-footwingspan, which is tethered to the floor with a 330-foot cable. Tidal power offers a non-polluting and sustainable source of energy.

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the Space ElevatorFrom the tale of Jack, the little boy that climbed up the bean plant all the way up to the sky, to the fantasy romances of Cordwainer Smith, people can always dreamed of reaching the stars. Bradley Edwards, the Director of Research for the Institute for Scientific Research, may have a new way of transporting people to space using the idea of a space elevator. The space elevator could allow people to quickly and inexpensively travel into space.

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Why CIOs will be the leaders of the new industrial age

As all companies become increasingly digitally driven, CIOs are going to take up more powerful roles within executive management teams, even becoming the obvious choice for the CEO’s chair. That’s the prediction of innovation designer and futurist Vito Di Bari.

Read more... http://www.i-cio.com/big-thinkers/vito-di-bari/item/why-cios-will-be-the-leaders-of-the-new-industrial-age

Hong Kong architect Gary Chang rests in a hammock inside his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a busy cosmopolitan city with a growing problem of shrinking.Being one of the busiest port cities in the world a growing number of people are moving there in pursuit of work. All these emigrating people need homes but the city isn’t able to expand to accommodate the growing need for more housing, forcing large families in to small apartments. Architect Gary Chang tackled this issue by creating a sliding wall system in his 330 square foot apartment, allowing him to have 24 different rooms..

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Solar ImpulseWe have all heard of solar-powered calculators and solar-powered watches, but what about a solar-powered aircraft? The Swiss company, Solar Impulse, headed by Bertrand Piccard, has developed a prototype for a solar-powered aircraft.

The aircraft, named HB-SIA, has the appearance of a glider but is as wide as a modern airliner. Solar Impulse’s solar-powered aircrafts are now being tested and prepped to be able to fly around the world.

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Big Thinkers 2014   Technology and business experts — from UBS CIO Oliver Bussmann to innovation designer Vito Di Bari — outline the drivers of the new industrial age. “We are just in the early stages of the digital revolution — the second machine age. The technologies are here and we are only beginning to understand what the implications are.” Read more http://bit.ly/1Hp9fQ6


The DustBot project, coordinated by Professor Paolo Dario from the Sant’Anna School in Pisa, Italy, has developed two robots, DustClean and DustCart. DustClean cleans and disinfects the streets, while the DustCart moves around the city, picking up waste discreetly.The robots are equipped with a touch screen that demonstrates statistics about the air quality, and also has sensors which pick up the CO2 levels, oxides, and thin dust particles. The DustCart has a belly where it inserts the waste, and it debuted for the first time in Osaka, Japan, thanks to the collaboration of the bio-robot laboratories of the Sant’Anna school, and the International Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute of Kyoto.

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People are now at the center of technology innovation, argues innovation designer Vito Di Bari — at long last. Vito Di Bari Internet of Things

In recent years, under the growing influence of the consumerization of IT, customer experience and design have become primary considerations for most business technologists. That is evident in numerous (but by no means all) business areas — from compelling mobile banking apps and online retail sites to powerful enterprise social networking and data visualization tools. Read more...http://reshaping-ict.ft.com/innovation/vito-di-bari-the-economic-renaissance-led-by-the-internet-of-things/#.VGYO6vmG-So

Intelligent Energy, a leading clean power systems company, is working on clean fuel cell power systems that will offer an alternative to fossil fuels.Ê Teaming up with Seymourpowell Product Design Consultancy the pair developed ENV, an eco-friendly motorcycle that is fueled by hydrogen.With a top speed of 50 mph and capable of traveling 100 miles per tank, ENV emits only pure water vapor.Intelligent Energy’s CORE fuel cell technology that is used to power ENV is advanced enough to also power a small property.


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The artwork of Ross Ashton redefines the conventional art experience. Ashton’s art incorporates multiple mediums that command the involvement of multiple senses in appreciating the artwork. There is no stop-and-go when encountering one of Ross Ashton’s projects, one is compelled to take a seat and enjoy the entire tour revealed in each piece. Since the age when cavemen painted hunting murals on the walls of caves, visual art forms have been static. The interactive experience has been limited to the intrapersonal metamorphosis, and a work of art changes only as the individual appreciating it changes – over time. Thus, when art lovers indulge in exhibits or museum tours, the objective is often to cover as much ground as possible in a day. One need only a few minutes with each painting, sculpture, or castle, to take away what their personal experience dictates. The artistic beauty in architecture does not need to be static. In landscape painting and photography, composition is dictated by the natural environment, form and structures. Ashton works with the aesthetics of existing structures to offer a greater coherent and unified subject, and the projected imagery deftly weaves a seamless narrative of the experience.

“The architecture completely dictates how the images are going to work and how the images interact with the architecture” !

Ashton’s work also incorporates music. He feels it is a vital component to his art medium:

“People never seem to think about sound until it’s not there. For viewers, the sound is secondary, but without it you lose 75 percent of the impact. Because of the animation and the dynamism, this form of creation really does cry out for music.”


Dickson Despommier, a professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Microbiology at Columbia University, developed the idea of vertical farming with some of his graduate students. The goal is to grow crops and raise animals in skyscrapers in city centers. In this green skyscraper it would be possible to cultivate agricultural products within a city for all of its own inhabitants.
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Imagine being able to send a sound to a single person or location. MIT researcher, Joe Pompei, has created a way to make that possibility a reality through a new technology that directs and controls sound waves. Traditional speakers transmit non-directed sound at wavelengths of several feet. Pompei’s Audio Spotlight transmits millimeter-sized, ultrasonic waves in a very narrow beam of sound, which becomes audible as it travels through the air. These new waves can travel much further, and more focused, than normal sound waves. With the Audio Spotlight, sound can be controlled with the same precision as light.

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FMRI scans being used as lie detecting machines. Researched by Dr.’s Scott Faro and Feroze Mohamed at Temple University, this new test may prove to be much more accurate that the Polygraph that is used today. FMRI scans allow doctors and scientists to view the activity of the brain during the scan. As Faro and Mohamed point out, the brain has to work much harder to try and lie than to just tell the truth because it has to suppress memories when it lies. This could be the key to using the fMRI as a lie detecting machine.

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RavenBrick, a clean tech company in Denver, Colorado, has developed a smart film that when applied to a window can vary its tint based on the outside temperature. The product, named RavenWindow, automatically adapts to the outside temperature to reduce the need for air conditioning and heat. The thermo-reflective film, which uses nanotechnology to transition from a transparent to a reflective state, is expected to reduce energy consumption in buildings by 40 percent.

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Wave power is a huge untapped resource of renewable energy. The motion of the waves has the potential to generate between 1 and 10 terawatts. Even just 1 terawatt would be enough to power a billion homes. Wave power is typically produced by the up and down motion of floating buoys being tossed on the surface of the ocean.

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