The exhibition brings together the different perspectives and approaches of artists, product and fashion designers, as well as professionals in the catering field, on the concepts of service and serving.
The Global Village has welcomed another feature that proves what Internet can do to bypass distances and other trivial technicalities, such as space and time. Google and the Science Museum of London have teamed up to create Web Lab, a groundbreaking, year-long exhibition, featuring a series of interactive Experiments that bring the extraordinary workings of the Internet to life.
The Olympic Games are over; and with them the whole discussion about their quality compared to their glorious past, about their commercialization, about their value for the country hosting them etc. etc. a discussion repeated every four years is also over. As I have written in a previous post, because my views on sports, professional and amateur are rather unusual I would rather not talk about these bigger aspects of the Olympics; consequently, I will stay on something much closer to me: the Games’ Internet aspect.
Some thought of it for the first time after seeing the futuristic (and for some, creepy) proposition by designer Federico Ciccarese but the idea of wearable computers isn’t just older, it’s also on its way to be realized. And if the Italian designer’s idea seems somehow far-fetched, maybe reality will surprise us even more; let’s not forget that Google has managed to put a computer in a simple pair of glasses.
GDP and GDP per capita are commonly used measures of a nation’s wealth in conventional economics. Wealth, which as defined in the words of the social philosopher Adam Smith is "the annual produce of the land and labour of the society".