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Most Creative People
If there's anything we've learnt during our time at Idealog, it's that no matter what industry you take a look at, we're a pretty creative bunch here in New Zealand. So for our 2017 Innovation issue (on sale in November) and with the help of our friends at Accenture, we've decided to select the top creative minds in the business – but we need your help. We're calling on avid readers with their fingers on the pulse of our business scene to vote for the most creative person(s) in food and beverage, design, manufacturing, architecture, digital and data, gaming, film and TV, music, government and much more. Voting closes 11 October.
Most Creative People
Business is an inherently creative pursuit. Ideas are had. Actions are taken. Challenges arise. Experiments are conducted. Failures occur. Learning is done. Opportunities present themselves. Solutions are found. Success sometimes arrives. And so the cycle continues. And those who are able to ride the ups and downs, goods and bads of the creative process are the ones who tend to push society forward. So, with the help of our friends at Accenture, who are, appropriately, showing businesses that new is already here, we decided to celebrate some of them with Idealog’s Most Creative People.
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While there have been numerous positives to be born from the creation of the internet, it's also had dangerous effects on the human population. From the influence of algorithms run by companies that hold enormous power, to the increasing threat of cybercrime, to the mental health of tech entrepreneurs, to signs of digital addiction among the general populace, to the lack of diversity in tech – technology's not all just beer and skittles. We give the digital revolution a reality check.View articles (2)
Milk without the cow, meatless burgers that bleed, chicken and shrimp made from plant matter, and now foie gras without a force-fed goose in sight. A new food revolution enabled by science and biotech is brewing and, if it succeeds, animals will have little to do with the future of food. For some, that future looks rosy, but, as Dr. Rosie Bosworth writes, the implications for New Zealand’s agricultural sector could be less than palatable.View articles (6)
As part of Idealog's Technology Month, we've picked the brains of some of the movers and shakers in the industry to find out their favourite tech-related things and what other companies and individuals inspire their work. But for every action, there also is an equal and opposite reaction, so we've also quizzed them on their biggest fears surrounding tech.View articles (31)
No longer is the modern canvas confined to being flat. Fostered by the advent of powerful projectors and more advanced methods of mapping, large-scale walls, sharp edged buildings and peculiarly-shaped objects have all become receptacles for today’s ambitious creatives. As photographers, designers and directors increasingly dabble in the world of video projection, Jihee Junn talks to three different artists to discover their take on the intersection between technology and visual art.View articles (4)
The best sci-fi stories tend to focus on the battle between humanity and technology and the scenes they create in our imaginations are often close enough to the present to make you feel slightly uncomfortable about what the future might hold. For our Technology Issue, we asked some talented friends of the Idealog family to examine the role technology might play in our lives. We hope their stories get you thinking.View articles (4)
When Captain James Cook first laid eyes on the shores of Tauranga in the 1700s, he aptly named the town the ‘Bay of Plenty’ in reference to the many villages and bountiful produce he could see from on board the Endeavour. And there's still plenty on offer. In this series, Idealog showcases some of the forward-thinking people and businesses that are playing a part in helping craft the city’s future.View articles (7)
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Voice commands are soon to become the Next Big Thing in New Zealand, says Accenture's Ben Morgan. But there are a few things to know.
Idealog + Tauranga
Tauranga has many unsung innovation heroes, such as world leading urologist and Head of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board Clinical School, Peter Gilling. He co-developed a world-first technique to treat prostate cancer in the 1990s, which is now used across the world. This year, he was made Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit based on his pioneering research and surgeries using robotics. Here’s some other clever individuals to keep an eye on.
Idealog + Insight Creative
Like most arts organisations, The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is focused on attracting new audiences. For the 2017 campaign, they acknowledged that new audiences weren’t being attracted by the traditional ways of marketing their upcoming season. Insight Creative proposed a new approach to deliver cut-through and to position a night at the NZSO as a viable arts and entertainment experience.
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