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© Laura Dicken
100 Masters encourages the public to nominate people who are great at what they do from all walks of life; from arts to engineering, medicine to business. Through artist commissions and informal learning tools, 100 Masters creatively profiles local skills and artisan talent through film, photography and print. Online metrics analysis demonstrates how wide reaching 100 Masters’ influence is. Our digital content has garnered in excess of 9,000,000 views and most of our 70,000 followers come from outside of the UK. We are exploring how the 100 Masters model can be tailored to meet international challenges. In May 2018 we trialled a successful campaign in Indonesia in partnership with the British Council. We are building contacts in Europe and Asia so we can continue to grow a worldwide network.
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© IAAC
3D Printing Sustainable Building is an IAAC research project which demonstrates the potentials of additive manufacturing technology and robotics in the production of sustainable low-cost buildings that can be built with 100% natural materials. Inspired by millenaries of human experience with Earth Buildings, this project combines recent technological advances in material science, robotics, and computational design to reintroduce this sustainable construction material into modern architecture. The project successfully developed a suitable material three times stronger than usual thanks to bio-based additive, cut own fabrication cost by using On-Site Automation (including rovers, cable robotics and drones) and allowed new high-performance buildings by 3D printing technologies.
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© El Lobo via Shutterstock.com
Cultural Adaptations will encourage and equip artists and the cultural sector to transform society’s work on adaptation to the impacts of climate change, using the unique skills and practices that artists can bring to this inherently borderless issue. Through collaborative pilot projects in four countries it will develop, in adaptation to organisations and artists, awareness of the potential of the cultural sector and artists to contribute to this work. Cultural organisations in the four city-regions will be helped to develop their own climate change adaptation strategies. The resulting openly available Toolkit and Digital Resource will enable cultural actors worldwide to prepare themselves and apply these skills and practices to the most challenging issue of our time.
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© Pau Ros
In the 2-year international project State Machines, we have further developed DAOWO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisation With Others) with the Goethe-Institut London. International artists, musicians, technologists and theorists join forces to understand how blockchains might enable a critical, sustainable and empowered culture. Using playful workshop formats incorporating participatory role-play methods, diverse participants explore how blockchains might transcend the emerging hazards and limitations of pure market speculation of cryptoeconomics. They share knowledge about the current impact of blockchain technologies, develop new insight arising from interdisciplinary, transnational collaborations; establish emerging fields and priorities; and build content, networks and scope for a global view.
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© Soros International House
ePublisher aims to contribute towards audience development by promoting innovative ways of publishing poems by professional and amateur poets, helping them to reach new audiences and improving overall access to poetry. Project partners from Lithuania, Finland, Poland and Portugal used two distinctive methodologies to achieve these goals: the first, multimedia and online tools used as an innovative way of writing and promoting poetry, and the second, through presenting poems in a traditional way to the general public. The partnership developed an eportal www.epublisher-platform.eu. Anyone from any country in the world, writing poetry, can join the ePublisher community. Events to promote poetry and international poetry festivals were organised in all project partner countries.
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MyData 2018 conference © Juha Auvinen
MyData 2018 is Europe’s leading international conference on human-centric personal data. It is the third annual conference of MyData movement and MyData Global network, held in Helsinki, Finland. The core idea of MyData is that we, you and I should have an easy way to see where data about us goes, specify who can use it, and alter these decisions over time. Only ethically sound approaches to personal data can bring value and wellbeing to citizens, businesses, governments, and civil society. MyData 2018 conference facilitates dialogue and collective action across the whole spectrum of expertise (business, legal, technical and societal) to implement our vision of a fair digital society.
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© DROPSTUFF MEDIA
'The Fair Grounds' is a project by media art collective DROPSTUFF MEDIA, consisting of a collection of artworks where amusement rides are presented as art installations. A new artistic or social narrative has been added to pre-existing attractions and old forms of entertainment have been updated with new technology. The result is a fairground where forms, colours, smells and voices tell stories in new ways; popular culture meets high tech and high art! The goal of the project is to grant access to rapid technological and creative changes to a wide audience that doesn’t necessarily have access to that. Finding common grounds in times of heavy polarization. Where 'inclusive' replaces 'exclusive' inside the cultural sector.
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Dutch Design Week © Marina Jackler
For six months, 10 design studios and 10 material researchers at the forefront of their fields embarked upon an extraordinary collaboration. Combining insights and technology from the cutting edge of material science with the curiosity and creative vision of design, each partnership has set out to translate often complex research into visually engaging forms, and to explore the potential of new, non-commercialised materials to solve the design challenges of tomorrow. From game-changing innovations in bioplastics to new applications for naturally abundant materials, the latest leaps in artificial intelligence to the ancient processes at work in living systems, each of these 10 projects presents an intriguing – and often beautiful – vision of what our material future might look like.
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