We had the honour of having Andreas Raptopoulos of Matternet bestow some wisdom on being a people-founder, and Lynette Tan of ESG to shed some light on grants available for launching a startup from Singapore.
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 [...]
A short post reflecting the past, present, and envisioned future for DeMineCraft (DMC).
We recently wrapped up the first phase of DeMineCraft (DMC) World project at our 3rd virtual open house. In this phase of the project, the focus was to build the first prototype of a sweet potato harvester robot.
A new vidcast series with Atsushi Taira, an update on AudaCities: Humanity Design Summit, and Moonshot: Permacolony - a global challenge for innovators.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.