21. Century Zeitgeist

Design and Architecture for Sustainable Innovation

While technology triggers transformation in every aspect of our life, do design and architecture succeed to keep up with this change to provide us with suitable habitats to live in? Architecture is an industry inspired and transformed by evolution. Take Brunelleschi’s dome of the Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, influenced by Pantheon and designed with Renaissance mathematics or Zaha…
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21. Century Zeitgeist

Digital Arts in a Digital Age

From airplane patterns, to music rhythms, roads and various trackable human habits, online data is used to explore new frontiers in digital arts. The resulting images, figures or pieces are not just condensed information; it’s art. Data is the digital equivalent of a…
21. Century Zeitgeist

Why We Established Beginning Node?

“The global system we are part of seems to be spinning out of control. Headlines around the world tell us something is amiss in many societies. I believe many of the developments we see today in individual countries and societies are part of an interconnected network of cause and effect. The entire global system is under stress.” (Klaus Schwab, Our global system has spun out of control.
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Expert Analysis

Data Economy 101: “Data > Oil”

“Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.” Tim Berners-Lee Inventor of the World Wide Web. Understanding Data Economy Data economy is a brand-new term that we have started to hear about very recently. Basically, data economy is a new type of economy which is based on data, data technologies, products and services. (European Commission, 2017) In today’s…
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Exponential Growth

Regulating Disruptive Technologies

New technological developments not only disrupt traditional economic and social status quo, but they also require a new order to be established and comprehensive set of regulations to be designed. As we watch technologies emerge, develop and disrupt with the speed of…
Expert Analysis

The Rise of AI: Human Dignity in the Age of Data

In April 2018, the EU Member States signed a declaration of cooperation on Artificial Intelligence, which includes the formation of a High-Level Expert Group on AI (AI HLEG) that consists of 52 experts who have been selected by the Commission will draft AI ethics…
21. Century Zeitgeist

Manipulation of Viewpoint

Our interpretation of history as well as our time, as it unfolds, are influenced by what we see, watch and read. How authentic, reconstructred or falsified they are? How are we influenced about how images conveyed messages? Do you recall the photograph in the title, which became famous for being altered to convey misleading information and manipulation of viewpoint and is well-known for this…
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