Name the best invention in the world, and one you’d like to see.
Tricky question! There are many amazing inventions, the radio waves, the internet, the bulb, the bicycle, airplanes, these are all inventions we are used to now. I would like to show you two fairly recent inventions which really amused me;
Neil Harbisson’s antenna, which is a device implanted in his skull which translates colour into sound. He is said to be the world’s first cyborg! I love when I see such examples of technology, it’s somehow fiction in the real world!
Little Printer: A web connected printer which brings you information from the web; news, pictures, tweets, calendars and notifications. This is a clear example of a product that brings together the digital and physical world with a bit of humour.
One invention I would have liked to see is called Audience by Random International. It’s an interactive installation where many synchronised mirrors follow you, and the person sees themselves reflected in the mirror. I find this project very witty and fun, using technology in a very simple and impacting way.
Who do you look up to, and for which reasons?
I like designers and artist which make you think and who bring some kind of humor to the work. I look up to people from many disciplines who somehow combine wit and joy in their work; Jean Jullien an illustrator, is one of them, with his illustrations he brings humor to what is happening today. Olafur Eliasson, artist; his work makes people question many possibilities, it plays with our perception and our senses. Christian Marclay, a visual artist and composer: author of ‘The Clock’ the 24h movie, I love how his work connects many things together, forming intriguing and engaging pieces of art.