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Taking the long road: what innovation ecosystems need to succeed

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Taking the long road: what innovation ecosystems need to succeed

Leading innovation hubs the world over, from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv, have become synonymous with success and entrepreneurship. But this culture didn’t just materialise overnight, as creating the foundation for an effective environment for innovation to thrive is key. With Auckland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem almost a decade in the making and still expanding, the fruits of the city’s labour are starting to blossom.

A face in the crowd

New Zealand company Soul Machines is on a mission to reverse engineer the brain and humanise AI interactions. And it’s making very good progress. Jihee Junn explores the rise of – and potential uses for – its ‘digital humans’.

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The Queenstown duo behind the cover of Idealog’s Technology Issue ventured to the Tasman Glacier in June with the hope of projecting some ethereal imagery onto the South Island's icy terrain. These are the results of their most ambitious project to date.

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Despite the country's outward appearance of affluence and wealth, in reality, New Zealand is a nation of debt which sits on a half a trillion-dollar debt bomb with a growing chunk of it belonging to ordinary households.

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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. This time, Ash Bolland.

Technology Month, brought to you by Springload

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. Feast your eyes on the work of Vaughan Brookfield and Tom Lynch. 

Technology Month, brought to you by Springload

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. First up, Joseph Michael. 

Art for the concrete jungle

For most of us city dwelling folk, Phantom Billstickers’ much-lauded Poetry Project—the poster company’s ongoing mission to have verbal inspiration dotted around unassuming urban settings—has become a familiar and welcome sight. Now, with the Phantom Art Project, the company’s looking to extend the initiative's ethos to showcase the best of local visual talent.

Design Month, brought to you by DNA

It’s all fun and games (until someone loses an eye), and balancing the need to be challenging with the need to be safe is the Catch-22 facing today’s playground designs. Jihee Junn takes a visit to one of Auckland’s newest and most ambitious play structures and slides into the strange world of modern play.