Archive for the ‘innovation’ Category

Introducing EatSleepRIDE Motorcycles, the most advanced and comprehensive App designed for motorbike riders

Being on a Motorcycle is knowing you’re Alive. Make it count. We Are Q in partnership with EatSleepRIDE.com® (ESR), a social platform for the international motorcycling community, is pleased to introduce a groundbreaking mobile app technology dedicated to motorcycle riders and those close to them. Exploiting iOS native functionality, EatSleepRIDE Motorcycles for mobile is the […]

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My Picks for Crossmedia Toronto – Feb 21, 2013

Crossmedia Toronto will take place on February 21st, 2013 at the Toronto Reference Library. It’s a 1-day conference with a twist: twenty-six leaders in technology, mobile, gaming, and music present 7-minute demos throughout the day. The day is jam-packed. It will be hard to walk away empty handed with the proposed line-up of international demo-ers. […]

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Catch Cory Doctorow & the Digit Awards at nextMEDIA Toronto Next Week

nextMEDIA Toronto is happening week, Monday and Tuesday, December 3rd and 4th at the Carlu (Younge & College). This annual mini-conference is a great one-stop shop to connect with executives working in the Canadian digital market. Attendees are a mostly decision makers of the content creator, media buyer and publisher elk. Day 1, Monday, December […]

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“I just jumped out of space. What the f$%& did you do today?” -the other Felix on Twitter

Yesterday, I watched Felix Baumgartner prepare his checklist, detach his oxygen, move his chair back, open the capsule, stand up and jump out into outer space. As I witnessed this moment in history, live on my iPad, I thought about the incredible level of technology, talent and team work that goes into making something like […]

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DIGITAL INNOVATION: EVERY THING IS A RE-MIX

Is anything really original? Do we build on each other’s ideas and in so doing innovate and riff on each other’s creations? In this great video, Kirby Ferguson explains in 15 minutes what can take hours to understand. Recently the vagueness of software patents is causing upheaval among some of the world’s biggest technology companies, […]

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Conflict Breeds Creativity: Dare To Disagree

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to the creative progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers – and how creative teams allow people to deeply disagree. By creating some level of conflict in collaboration, in fact thinking is created. Because we […]

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The incredible innovation of 3D printing and prototyping

3D printing is incredible, mind-blowing even! Does this mean, manufacturing can one day be a DIY endeavour? The answer is Yes. Here the designer prints a number of small and giant wrenches from a CAD design to workable wrench, complete with moving pieces. The wrenches are printed in the toughness and rigidity of commercial grade […]

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Does Brainstorming Really Work?

Brainstorming as we know it – is the harvesting of ideas (good and bad) through a non-threatening, non-critical dump of ideas by a group. Right? In the early 50’s, Alex Osborn of BBDO popularized Brainstorming in his surprise best selling book Your Creative Power. His ideas have permeated popular culture and even given rise to institutions like […]

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