Bicycles are as close as it gets to the perfect blend of form and function — but that doesn’t stop designers seeking to make them sleeker, faster and funkier. As such, they are ideal subject-matter for the Design Museum in the Belgian city of Ghent, whose Bike to the Future, despite the corny title, is a wide and even subtle exploration of cycling design and its enormous impact.
London Grip offers another fable for our times – showing there is more than one way to make successful predictions… and also exposing potential flaws in the compilation of performance statistics,
Thomas Ovans finds that Jo Colley’s flying-related collection deals with much more than aeroplanes
Shearsman poet Alice Kavounas and Apple developer John Kennedy describe their collaboration and creation of a location-based app Words in Air: Poetry-in-Place.
Thomas Ovans tries to keep up with Mark Gerchick’s comprehensive analysis of the airline business which explains why and how the glamour of flying has now been reduced as much as the legroom in economy class.
Thomas Ovans considers a painstakingly researched work of aviation history by Peter Amos and looks for the human story behind the weights, dimensions and performance data
By Dr David H Jacobson, Director – Emerging Technologies, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Toronto.
Thomas Ovans uses the internet to solve mysteries round an air crash fifty years ago … and also uncovers some more recent concerns
Thomas Ovans reviews Empire of the Clouds by James Hamilton-Paterson
Optimization & Optimism Michael Bartholomew-Biggs looks at links between mathematics & poetry
David H. Jacobson discusses the basics of Optimal Control Theory – the subject of a new book he has written with Jason L. Speyer
The Rise of the Selfsumer Emerging Trends in Business and Social Technology by David H Jacobson