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HUMAN BY WONDERLAND #25
A newsletter about design and creativity, and how they contribute to a better world.
Hello, and welcome to our quarter-century, with Edition #25 of HUMAN
For you today, we’ve got:
Our approach to combatting imposter syndrome.
A brief summary of the first session of RE:WIRED
Our digital curation, with everything from planetary health to the DART satellite
The stunning instillation we+ unveiled at Milan Design Week, 2022
Ah, imposter syndrome, the unavoidable ghoul that follows creativity wherever it may roam. From branding and copywriting to pottery and architecture, imposter syndrome is the devil-on-the-shoulder that stalks creatives from the first strokes to the final polish. To find out how we support our teams and work to squash it before it can sink its teeth in, check out the article below.
The evolution of fashion, from IRL to the Metaverse and, apparently, back again.
Fashion has always been a trend-based affair. From Roman emperors in their impossibly expensive and rare Tyrian purple to the equally baffling and expensive digitalisation of fashion houses such as Balenciaga in the Metaverse. But, what if things switched back again, just as the digitisation of fashion began to enter the mainstream, and our digital world influenced the clothes we wore everyday, IRL.
That’s just what designer Ying Gao has done with her new collection 2 5 2 6, so named for the number of hours it took to create from start to finish. The garments are made with a flexible new material that is used to mimic the shifting and flowing behaviour we’re used to when it comes to virtual clothing.
Based in Montreal, Ying has created a bewilderingly futuristic collection of floral-featured garments that “twists, breathes, and pops” to stimulate the effects we expect from virtual clothing. To produce the collection, Ying used an "innovative palette” consisting of an “entirely new flexible material made of glass, precious metals and silicone,” resulting in something completely unique and unexpected.
We scored ‘pick of the week’ on codrops.
Curious about designing for positive emergence and planetary health?
Check out Nohlab’s immersive design stories for the modern world.
Have you ever wondered about how Malcolm Gladwell approaches research?
Based on 320 pitch decks, this is what works best, according to science.
Some US universities are starting to offer therapy for climate change anxiety.
Replacing train windows with OLED screens.
Blending NFTs and MMORPG gaming, Levora offers a new view of the Metaverse.
Curious about the value design can bring to a country? Have a look at the UK.
At Milan Design Week 2022, contemporary design studio we+ unveiled a stunning aluminium installation titled ‘Resonance: Vortex to Diversity’. The work features a sizeable vortex-shaped artwork coated in a single metallic pigment that, in the light, reveals several colours at once in mesmerising patterns.
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