[Updates] DeMineCraft 1.0

DeMineCraft (DMC) Worlds was built to be an open innovation ecosystem focused on digital twin-based games with real world impact. The original notion behind DMC involves intertwining two different concepts: robotics and gamification into one big idea - a robot deminer controlled by gamers. In order to pilot-trial the concept, we narrowed our scope to [...]

[E] #EnterTheNewNormal – Virtual Open City Series 01

Virtual Open City was an adaptation of our monthly open houses to keep the conversation flowing on the future of living, food, work and manufacturing. Typically, we would expect about 30 people streaming in at various times over at our physical playground in the far west of Singapore. After receiving over 270 people tuning in [...]

Travel Review: Our Thirsty Planet

This is a review of a trip I took in January 2020, which could be my last significant travel for a long while in this pandemic world. CONTEXT Civilization and the first cities began in regions fertile in freshwater and food. Abundance of sustenance allowed early communities to pursue creativity, arts, and the sciences. Only [...]

[FAQs] GET GROWIN’!

What type of edible plant should I grow?To be honest, literally anything that is edible, including leafy greens, microgreens, tubers etc. But if you're up for the challenge, try vying for our prizes. You'll not regret it 🙂 You can also choose to grow your edible plant from seeds or cuttings. Where can I get [...]

[CONTEST] GET GROWIN’!

A 'Grow-Your-Own' Contest brought to you by SLICE Our food system is broken. Flanked by the challenges we face today (food waste, labor crunch, climate change), and a backdrop where food demand is expected to double by 2050, proceeding ‘business-as-usual’ is simply unsustainable.We need to radically rethink how we will feed ourselves, starting from the [...]

[W] A sustainable thing?

Today, we had the honour to be challenged by the founder of the Symbiosis in Development (SiD) methodology - a combination of systems thinking, complexity analysis, iterative design thinking and co-creation in multi-disciplinary teams.