Kate Darling is an IP Research Specialist at MIT Media Lab. P.h.D. candidate in Intellectual Property and Law & Economics. Passionate about innovation policy, rethinking copyright and patent law. Co-taught “Robot Rights” with Larry Lessig at Harvard Law School in 2011. Increasingly delving into the intersection of law and robotics.
They are creating the Moonga trading card game where players can interact using mobiles and facebook, augmenting the gaming experience around the trading card games like the Manga.
Aptarism creates real-time augmented reality systems for theme parks, conferences, TV shows and cinema.
Graphic designer Thibault Brevet made this giant pen printer that writes out tweets. You can read more about it at http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670749/a-designer-turns-the-communal-message-board-into-oversized-art.
Wipro is one of the worlds largest IT outsourcing companies out of India, they try to satisfy all and adapt to the evolution of IT for its 140 thousand employees.
Atracsys provides large multi-touch table user interfaces and services to corporations in Switzerland.
Possibly the biggest project in the world getting people involved with prototyping and developing hardware and software projects, Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project. He is an Interaction Designer, Educator and Open Source Hardware advocate.
The Arduino Due is a microcontroller board based on the Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU. It is the first Arduino board based on a 32-bit ARM core microcontroller. It has 54 digital input/output pins (of which 12 can be used as PWM outputs), 12 analog inputs, 4 UARTs (hardware serial ports), a 84 MHz clock, an USB OTG capable connection, 2 DAC (digital to analog), 2 TWI, a power jack, an SPI header, a JTAG header, a reset button and an erase button.
Konstantina Zoehrer is a social innovation activist, as well as being cofounder of social enterprise Loft2work and initiator of Startup Live Athens. She focuses on how informal structures and communities contribute to the socioeconomic development of several, less privileged areas in Greece and how they could lead the country out of the current circumstances of crisis.
http://seedstarsworld.com organizes a new worldwide startup competition with finals to be held in Switzerland.
Here are different technological art projects being shown off by the Art and Design students at the Geneva University HEAD (Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design Genève)
EPFL startup Coteries develops applications to create social networks based on interests like music, sports and quotes.
Mobino is launching their new mobile payments system. Here showing off their Android app, it also works on any mobile phone, feature phone. They take a 0% fee from users and a 1% fee from merchants. See in this video how their mobile payments system looks like paying for a drink at a bar on Android. Just type in a 6-number payment ID generated by the bar and type your 4-number password, and the payment is done from your smartphone over the data network.
Iceland’s banking collapse is the largest suffered by any country in economic history (relative to the size of its economy). As one of the reactions to the crisis, the Icelandic people are drafting a new collaborative constitution, by the contribution of the Icelandic people, elected representatives, they are waiting for the parliament (new election coming up in April 2013) to take this new people-generated consitution and implement it. Gudrun Pétursdóttir was chairman of the Icelandic Constitutional Council, which organized the collaborative and open process for revising Iceland’s constitution after the 2008 crisis.
James Devine made this automatic pen printer device as his hobby. It took him about 3 days of work, programming the Arduino, the motors, putting stuff together, now it can print any black and white picture automatically. It reminds me of the totally amazing 1810 Henri Maillardet Automaton. James Devine works as a electrical engineer at CERN, standby to work on electrical systems for all the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. James Devine released the source code and info about his robot drawing arm at his blog.
Kitchen Budapest wants to create tangible interfaces through which people can get in touch with data.
Johnatan Landais and Patrick Vincent of Erasme, talk about using technology for elderly people.
MySollars.com is an Environmental Loyalty Solution for companies to engage consumers and for consumers it’s a social game to compensate their carbon emmissions.