I can’t believe it’s already 5 years ago that Elise Elsacker and myself developed The Kinetic Pavilion. I’m really proud to say that the concept behind the project still stands today. We urgently need architects to become more involved in the Smart City discussion. The Kinetic Pavilion is a parametric structure able to respond to its environment and more importantly to user generated inputs.
About 15 years ago I first started going to so called LAN-parties. An event that basically boils down to a bunch of teenage gamer nerds gathering for a sleep deprived weekend of unhealthy food, energy drinks and of course playing games until your face smacks into your greasy keyboard. Fun times.
Fast forward 5 years and I started my architectural education… which turned into 5 years of surviving on energy drinks, sleep deprivation, staring at buildings like a drug-addict and an eating pattern that makes Supersize Me feel like a vegan promo movie.
So after leaving architecture school almost 2 years ago I felt like I needed a good old sleepless weekend, drinking liters of energy drinks and some hardcore nerding. Together with two friends I participated in Emakina’s 2015 Emhackinathon.
Activate, the leading strategy and technology consulting firm for media, technology, entertainment and information businesses recently published their ‘Tech and Media Outlook 2016’ slideshow (see below).
Chances are you already saw some charts from this presentation popping up in your newsfeed. Most Belgian media jumped on this one: “More tech than sleep”. Of course they conclude that tech and media are goldmines for advertisers trying to get our attention. Time to put some things in perspective.