A new edition of DOTS generally means having drinks and brainstorming about a theme for the new issue. In a world full of creative artists and innovators, it’s always an exciting beginning. The brainstorming sessions usually start out calmly enough,
A new edition of DOTS generally means having drinks and brainstorming about a theme for the new issue. In a world full of creative artists and innovators, it’s always an exciting beginning. The brainstorming sessions usually start out calmly enough, but as the evening wears on things can get pretty heated. This often gives rise to extraordinary and sometimes bizarre ideas of the future: “What if this, and wouldn’t it be cool if… .”
Unfortunately, we aren’t whizzing around in our private spaceships yet and we don’t have telephones implanted in our ears, but little by little futuristic dreams are becoming a reality. It’s impossible to imagine our lives without technology. It is the result of a good dose of courage from a couple of daredevils who ventured out onto the cutting edge of art and design. All to turn their dreams into reality.
Take a good look around you. Boundaries are breaking down, technological developments are infinite, and we switch from digital to analogue and from online to offline with the greatest of ease. Daan Roosegaarde, too, agrees that technology has become second nature to us. In our interview with him, he uses the eloquent description “our POETIC NATURE.”
In this issue #2, DOTS reveals whom these people are who are taking the world by force. We visit Studio Roosegaarde and Bart Hess reports on experiments in haute couture. Once again, DOTSPOT reports on the most incredible projects, artists, and online content, from micro nutrient couture to a Nano supermarkt.
This world, full of ideas, experiments, failures, and challenges, is at our feet. For DOTS, it was an exceptional challenge to research this further and to summarize it with one objective: to show it to you!
SWOOSH – SWIPE – TAP and ENJOY DOTS