Power-Aware Cord that is one of the exhibition objects part of the exhibition Visual Voltage has been selected to one among 50 coolest inventions of the year by the TIME magazine. The Power-Aware Cord is a results from the Interactive Institute’s research project STATIC! that investigates interaction and product design as a way of increasing [...]
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Sara Backlund, Head of Marketing & Communications at the Interactive Institute, was one of thirteen presenters at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Volume 77 which was held at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo October 28. This PechaKucha was “design-only”, since Tokyo Design Week starts this Friday, October 29. Photo: PechaKucha Night Tokyo.
List of Presenters
Nada Debs : East [...]
27 October, 2010 8:20 pm – 11:30 pm
Adress: Tokyo #77 at SuperDeluxe 1000yen /1 drink B1F 3-1-25 Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031
Sara Backlund from the Interactive Institute, Sweden will talk about “Energy as Design Material”
For more information please visit: http://www.super-deluxe.com
About one hundred invited guests and media attended the official opening of the Visual Voltage exhibition at Miraikan in Tokyo in the evening of October 20. The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr. Mamoru Mohri, Chief Executive Director of The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), and Mr. Stefan Noreén, Ambassador of Sweden in [...]
Programme Visual Voltage Tokyo
Venue: Miraikan – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Date: 21 October – 15 November 2010
Inauguration 20 October, 2010
– Press conference and inauguration
– Talk by Sara Backlund and Magnus Jonsson,
“Swedish frontiers – design trends and innovation”, by invitation only
Seminar 21 October at Swedish Embassy in Tokyo
Finding the Frontiers – Open up for [...]
Interactive Institute’s new book is called “Static! Designing for Energy Awareness” and is published by Arvinius Förlag.
This book presents the design examples from a project called Static!, that was led by Interactive Institute and funded by the Swedish Energy Agency, as well as perspectives on issues in (sustainable) design today. Grounded in passion and humor, [...]
“Change only challenge the prepared mind” Prof Svante Lindquist (Nobelprize presentation)
On the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sweden and China the Sweden-China Innovation Forum took place the 21st of May 2010. Leading government’s officials such as Maud Olofsson, H.E. Li Keqiang, First Vice Premier of the People´s Republic [...]
Inauguration in Beijing took place under pomp and circumstance, to the themesong of Star Wars and confetti bombs!
Welcoming words were given, amongst others, by Mr Mikael Lindström, Swedish Ambassador in Beijing.
More than 100 guests attended the opening whereof more than 20 from different media. The recently opened China Science and Technology Museum is located next [...]
The Visual Voltage world touring exhibition is now visiting Beijing.
In collaboration with China Science and Technology Museum, the Embassy of Sweden and Academy of Art & Design at Tsinghua University the Swedish Institute is proud to present the Visual Voltage Exhibition – A Design and Art Perspective - in Beijing.
The Visual Voltage exhibition has been [...]
Micro Interventions, Energy credit systems and Energy fasting; results from the Visual Voltage workshop explorations.
All the Visual Voltage workshop exploration results, images from the Pecha Kucha and the finissage in Berlin are now available at the Visual Voltage workshop website, www.visualvoltageworkshop.de.