AMSTERDAM – As part of the talks, exhibitions, panel discussions and workshops on the future of spaces at on 21 and 22 February, the hackathon What Remains From the Analogue World asks how spaces can survive a hyper-connected future.
Co-facilitated by Vitra head of research and trendscouting Raphael Gielgen and Hauser Lacour associate Laurent Lacour, the hackathon is now accepting applicants for participation at . Hackathon participants enjoy free entry to St-W Lab throughout the two days and have the chance to win exclusive St-W and Vitra products.
Murphy’s law of the modern era states that ‘anything that can be digitized, will be digitized’ –according to Gielgen and Lacour. The hackathon invites creatives across design disciplines to explore the myriad possibilities of enhancing everyday life by merging digital and physical realities.
Technology has already irreversibly altered the way people navigate cities and consume information, but how are the more subtle nuances of life affected by mass digitalization? From the objects we sit on, ride in, and wear, what is not already integrated with technology will be soon. What Remains From the Analogue World seeks to take control of these rapid and elusive technological advancements by making deliberate the aspects of life we choose to merge with virtual reality. Which objects will be brought into the digital future?