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Interactive robot helps disabled children develop
Leka, the robot that changes the way children with developmental disorders learn, play and interact.
Bobby Rogers’ portrait series addresses anti-Black racism and Islamophobia in the United States
Inspired by the viral twitter hashtag: #BeingBlackAndMuslim.
Chlorine device offers safe drinking water for all
Zimba is a device that automatically mixes chlorine into water using the correct proportions and no electricity, only gravity.
The bold, mixed-media collages of Kasmir Jones
The American artist’s work pays tribute to black cultural icons.
3D printing with Martian dust
A technique to aid in the development of the first Mars colony.
This graphic novel is educating Chicago’s youth about their civic responsibility
From Chicago Architecture Foundation, No Small Plans is designed to provide civic education.
This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-membering
Taja Lindley captures her emotive performance art piece on film.
A museum where your emotions are the main attraction
Siphilele Magagula’s conceptual design asks participants to lay their prejudices bare.
A device and mobile app that lets you grow pesticide-free, fresh food 365 days a year
No sunshine required to grow your own healthy food. Grow and monitor yours in your home at the click of a button.
“Welcome to Resistance School. Our first class is now in session.”
Designed by Harvard University students, this program teaches anyone how to be an effective activist.
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
Directed by Dash Shaw, the film’s lo-fi quality goes against the trend of current animation.
Digital tool tracks innovative water projects in the US
The US is battling against ageing infrastructure. This Living Map highlights its wins so far.
Artwork for equity
These original postcards promote inclusion, equity, liberation, and justice for all races.
Scientists discover a way to harvest fresh water from air
This device also works in arid regions
Eddie Opara: Always a work in progress
A brief jaunt through design, part three. Today we share a short interview with innovative graphic designer Eddie Opara.
DuoSkin: Tattoos that work as on-skin interfaces
MIT have developed DuoSkin, a metallic tattoo that enables you to use your skin as an interface to control devices, receive data and communicate.
Giorgia Lupi: Drawing from life
A brief jaunt through design, part two. Today we share a short interview with emotional data translator Giorgia Lupi.
Nelly Ben Hayoun: An impolite future hero
A brief jaunt through design, part one. Today we begin with a designer who tries to put volcanoes in your living room.
Virtual Reality App offers better clinical care to cancer patients
Oncomfort finds an innovative way to help cancer patients self-manage stress, anxiety and pain through evidence-based psychological interventions in VR.
Zadok Ben-David makes art out of all the people he saw but never met
The London-based artist’s work laments the human race’s growing isolation.
Free language education for the world
Tech entrepreneur Luis von Ahn created an app that enables anyone, anywhere to learn a language for free.
Look Up – an app designed to stop New Yorkers staring at the mobile phones
Socially-focussed artist, designer and 2017 Design Indaba speaker, Ekene Ijeoma, has found a way to humanise intangible data to trigger empathy and compassion.
The APSARA drone disintegrates once it reaches its destination
Introducing the ‘Ikea of drones”.
This animated series is a hilariously relatable confrontation of gender stereotypes
2D animator and filmmaker Caress Reeves’ shorts address gendered reactions on the current culture.
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