Care to ride an elephant? Give it a second thought. In Thailand, several dedicated sanctuaries are rescuing elephants from the tourism industry and offering them retirement. Makery visited one.
Published 17 July 2018 by Cherise Fong
Inspired by the Slovenian PIF Camp, the first Digital Naturalism Conference hosted more than 80 scientists, artists, hackers and makers on an island in Thailand from May 26 to July 8.
Published 19 June 2018 by Cherise Fong
After lab-grown burgers and plant-based sausage, what about a meat alternative made from insects? Insect farming is gaining traction, all the way to DIY home kits.
Published 5 June 2018 by Cherise Fong
Not a week goes by without a new announcement by the tech giants regarding our robotic future. OpenCat was born from the imagination of a single maker, who is working hard on its open source debut.
Published 7 May 2018 by Cherise Fong
Chomping down on alt-meat in the form of the iconic hamburger: What is this new trend of alternative meat, produced without killing animals?
Published 24 April 2018 by Cherise Fong
Well before biohacking junkies were injecting themselves with homemade concoctions, diabetics were hacking their own doses of insulin. Meet Anthony Di Franco, instigator of the Open Insulin project.
Published 17 April 2018 by Cherise Fong
The final part of our investigation into bike-sharing focuses on the emergence of a newer model for urban mobility: electric bicycles. But why has it taken so long?
Published 10 April 2018 by Cherise Fong
The Californians of the BAAM collective, not content to simply cultivate mushrooms, believe in their power of remediation. Between DIY oyster mushroom workshops, we followed them into the wood.
Published 20 March 2018 by Cherise Fong
Since 2012, Counter Culture Labs, the grassroots biohacklab in the East Bay of San Francisco, has been promoting open citizen science. A couple years ago, it also began cultivating mushroooms…
Published 13 March 2018 by Cherise Fong
We traveled to San Francisco to meet the humans behind Woebot and Replika, two particularly friendly artificial intelligences who respond to our emotions and inquire about our mental health.
Published 6 March 2018 by Cherise Fong
Our selection of bicycles made of wood and bamboo, handcrafted by artisans or built by you. From the professionally polished to the customized DIY, every frame is unique.
Published 16 February 2018 by Cherise Fong
For eight days in February, 20 artists and scientists explore together in Tokyo the field of possibilities in DIYbio within the framework of BioCamp: Gardens of ‘Biotechnik’.
Published 13 February 2018
The massive migration to celebrate the New Year of the Dog will be subject to piercing surveillance by Chinese police wearing AR glasses equipped with facial recognition software.
Published 16 January 2018 by Cherise Fong
Bioart, minimalist architecture, haptic digits, 3D-printed new materials… winners in review of the 6th edition of the YouFab international competition for digital fabrication.
Published 5 December 2017 by Cherise Fong
Not all conversational robots are sinister or subservient. With minimalist means, some manage to explore new styles of human-machine interaction. Our top 10 chatbots.
Published 21 November 2017 by Cherise Fong
Before the industrial vats, Shojinmeat Project’s first objective is to culture meat cells in home incubators. This Japanese citizen science movement has nothing to do with artificial burgers or vegan activism.
Published 31 October 2017
On October 25, Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to the humanoid robot Sophia. Will this AI have more rights than the Saudi women?
Published 30 October 2017 by Cherise Fong
Niched on the third floor of a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s first FabCafe opened just over a year ago.
Published 23 October 2017
The first civil infrastructure for bicycles to be 3D-printed in reinforced pre-stressed concrete opened to cyclists in the village of Gemert, Netherlands.
Published 14 October 2017 by Cherise Fong
Should the smart city be the sandbox of the Internet of Things? The Smart Cities Asia conference, held in Kuala Lumpur on October 2-3, explored various manifestations of high-tech urbanism.