Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: DUS Architects

Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

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Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: Marshmallow Laser Feast

Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

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Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: Metahaven

Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

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Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: Rockwell Group: LAB

Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

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Neri Oxman's experiments with 3D printing include furniture coverings that behave like skin, clothes that mimic a spider's thread and medical equipment modelled onw animal fur. Could such "biologically inspired" design hold the key to the technology's future?

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Thursday, 20 December 2012 12:37

The Icon Awards evening

On 6 December we launched the first ever Icon Awards at an Awards evening for all our nominees, where the winners were announced and presented with their trophies. It was a great evening and our guests enjoyed Ketel One cocktails, Asahi beer and canapés from Ginger Jar Food.

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Monday, 01 October 2012 01:00

Organic LEDs

At a small factory in the south of France, technicians work with nanoscopic layers of material to create a new type of light source: organic LEDs. These glass-based panels are energy efficient, never get hot and might just be the future of lighting. Now the factory is collaborating with Flos and Philippe Starck to put them to the test

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012 10:57

Geek Orthodox: the Apple store religion

Apple stores are not only filled with devout followers, they are loaded with the symbolism and rituals of cathedrals. Has the company's curious mix of Californian hippydom and hyper-capitalism finally turned it into a world religion?

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Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: Egypt

Desperate to contain a growing revolt last year, Egypt's doomed Mubarak regime clamped down on phone use. Ramy Raoof was there

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Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: London riots

As the London riots showed, youth culture is permeated by mobile phones – and the Blackberry in particular. Kieran Yates reports

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Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: Foxconn

Foxconn, the largest electronics manufacturer in the world, is Apple's biggest supplier and conditions in its factory cities in China have driven workers to suicide. Jenny Chan tells us more about life on the factory floor

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Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: camera phones

The ubiquitous presence of the camera phone today means no event, whether mundane or spectacular, escapes public attention, says James Bridle

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Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: privacy

Mobile phones appear to offer independence and privacy, but in reality we are more exposed than ever before, says Jay Owens

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Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: cell phone towers

Meet the San Diego manufacturer bringing a touch of the woodland to the communications tower. Lyra Kilston reports

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Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: addiction

A centre in the US that treats digital addiction is becoming increasingly relevant as technology gets more enticing, says Hilarie Cash

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Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: no signal

Has the mobile phone killed suspense? What would happen if our lone hero could get a signal? Will Wiles on the contemporary screenwriter's cellular agony

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Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: BERG

Matt Jones of BERG says that in the not-too distant future man's best friend and faithful companion will be his phone

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 00:00

Mobile phones: Will Self

For our mobile phones special, novelist Will Self muses on signals - are teenagers who use phones to navigate the city and co-ordinate liaisons like bats who find each other in the dark using echolocation? For more on the meaning of the mobile phone, pick up a copy of Icon 106.

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Monday, 27 February 2012 16:12

Spimes: junk philosophy

Behold the “spime”: a new way of thinking about objects that presents them as immortal, evolving data rather than just physical, disposable stuff.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012 15:22

Ageless Objects by Sibylle Delclaux

French designer Sibylle Delclaux has stripped down high-tech electronics to their basic elements to create an elegant, functional and intuitive range of products that has educational as well as practical value.

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