“Digital media will remediate urban places”

“The street, the car, the city are merely reconfigured through the new possibilities that new media offer,” says Professor of Cities and Society Stephen Graham. To understand cities better, we should look at their vertical layers – from underground to space.

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Extended Reality Map: the key Swiss players

Virtual and augmented reality are 2017’s most promising technologies. Our Extended Reality Map shows where the Swiss VR and AR sectors are involved in leading technological and application-related development.

“A society that no longer requires central organisations”

Blockchain makes it possible to imagine a society that no longer requires central organisations, says GDI researcher Karin Stieger in her video looking ahead to the Blockchain Valley Conference 2017.

3D-printed prosthesis

With 3D printers becoming maintream, we will be able to manufacture more and more products ourselves – even prostheses. The GDI study "Robotics and Disabilities" shows projects and startups that are already today producing ready-to-wear prostheses.

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The Power of Emotions: an interview with Turkish novelist Elif Shafak

"We have to enter into the world of emotions and to connect with people with anxiety", the award-winning author Elif Shafak said in our video interview conducted at the GDI conference on "The Future of Power".

Extended reality – ...and action!

The boundary between the digital and analogue worlds is blurring – our cities are being transformed radically. Ever wonder what such a world might look like? Watch our preview of the Trend Day 2017.

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The Future of Power – the best photos

Speakers, guests and impressions in the gallery of our media partner NZZ Online.

66th International Retail Summit – the best photos

Speakers, guests and impressions in the gallery of our media partner NZZ Online.