What's Got Us Talking: Tech

Here at BDA London, we are always on the look out for the latest and most exciting technology concepts. Take a look at what advances in the world of tech, has got us talking...

To battle the issues of food shortages, dutch designer Marjan van Aubel has created a self-powered hydroponic rooftop greenhouse. Generating solar energy to optimise chances of food growth, this innovative piece of technology is much needed in a world where populations continue to grow and resources continue to diminish.

The robotics company Pebby, have created an interactive ball that enables owners to watch and play with their pets when they are out of the house. We can definitely think of a few members in the BDA London team who would love a product like this!

Potentially the most surprising technological advance we have come across this week - the artificial moon. The city of Chengdu in China has announced its plans to launch an illumination satellite in 2020. This device is designed to “complement the moon at night”, being eight times as bright and allowing the city to be streetlight-free.

Christie's auction house in New York has just sold an artwork created by Paris art collective Obvious, using artificial intelligence to create the piece! It sold for $432,000 - more than 40 times the estimated selling price of $7,000 to $10,000. What stands out to us the most here, is the algorithms capability to emulate. Project creativity is something that has previously been thought impossible for a non-living entity to embody. 

We’re loving this recent story of the Dutch designer, Mathilde Boelhouwer, who has created a series of artificial flowers that turn rain into sugar water. The flowers were made to serve as an emergency food source for the bees (and other insects) who make busy cities their home! A great example of how technology can be used to help the creatures that have been impacted by our modern world.