Scriberia return for their second Disruptive Innovation Festival, having provided us with their unique insights during the 2016 Festival. Throughout the three weeks of the Festival, their talented artists have watched selected sessions. Scroll down the see what thoughts they captured from week three, where the theme of Age of Automation was prominent. Click the drawings below to catch up with DIF on Demand. .
Week 3 - Full storyboard
Now that our machines are capable of analysing data from so many different sources, taking into consideration countless variables and possibilities, it is becoming increasingly difficult for humans to understand how they come to their conclusions. How will we cope when machines understand the world better than us, and make better decisions than we can?
Maybe the robots will round us up in internment camps, or maybe we'll be sipping cocktails by the pool while our gadgets sweep our streets and stock our shops. Robotics researcher, Dr Subramanian Ramamoorthy prefers to think the future will contain more of the latter than the former.
Today’s economy does not acknowledge the long-term impact of industry on people and environment. The speakers in this session see an opportunity to reinforce the circular economy through a policy that simultaneously puts natural resources in public hands, taxes resource consumption and finances universal basic income.
Yeang believes buildings, and indeed cities, should be built to maximise vegetation. In doing so, the city would aid biodiversity and species’ growth, while cleaning water, reducing energy demand and boosting the well-being of the inhabitants. Yeang’s thinking goes beyond simply ‘greening’ a city: his design objective is clearly aligned with the vision of the circular economy and the need to create systems that are regenerative.
Material makers are becoming essential protagonists as connectors of all kinds of disciplines, combining science, art, technology, anthropology, and engineering. Challenging the way design is understood, they produce out of the box formats and production processes that are better attuned to our evolving needs and aesthetics.