Bob Ross: Everyone can be a painter

As millions around the world have discovered, you too can learn to paint realistic landscapes in only a short time even if you have never painted before. The Bob Ross...

Finding your sculpture| 09-12-2007

You can’t live, let alone paint, when you’re being pressured by patrons, complained Michelangelo. If he’d lived today, he would surely have recognized the conflict we often face as designers...

Neil Gershenfeld about the so-called Fab Lab

Twenty minutes may not really be enough time to fully understand the implications of the so-called FabLab, invented by the director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms. But it’s...

Wordlwide Festival of Puppets Theatres

France Charleville-Mezieres The creation of the Wordlwide Festival of Puppets Theatres has had a major impact on the cultural life of Charleville-Mezieres. In 1981 the International Institute of Puppetry is...

NESTA on place and innovation

NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) well-known for its emphasis on user-led innovation, has published three research reports on the attributes of innovative cities and the importance...

Temporary Art Centre (TAC)

A number of years ago some people from Eindhoven took the initiative to start up a space for working, meeting, events and presentations. No such building existed by that time...

Selling hope, wrapped up in t-shirts

Cassandra Postema and Dong Shing Chiu (pictured) are in the business of selling hope, wrapped up in t-shirts called Hope Tees. Their Hong Kong creative enterprise is called Dialog because...

Innovating for the Base of the Pyramid

TÉLO is the first public telephone especially designed for public transport vehicles. Using a card for payment, millions of people using public transport are already using the phone on buses,...

Materia: knowledge centre for new materials

About Materia New materials present opportunities for fascinating innovations. Materia stimulates and inspires architects, designers and producers to apply these materials to their designs. The company is a knowledge centre...

We are educating people out of their creativity

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. With ample anecdotes and witty asides, Robinson points...