Rethinking worklife is a Swedish specialty

You are never as blind as when you look upon your own home turf. What we consider normal and mundane might be considered exotic and colorful, seen from another perspective or culture. When elections get closer people tend to polarize the political status in a nation – which is also the case in Sweden this [...]

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To create the first steps towards a video game-centric city

Sweden is among one of the most active countries in the field of video games and electronic entertainment. Cities like Stockholm and Skövde are among the most well-known cities with heavy concentrations of mainstream and independent game companies, respectively. However, how does the city that hosts the biggest LAN event in the world, DreamHack, fare [...]

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Spel och lek i relation till stadsutveckling

Spel kanske inte låter som något som har en självklar koppling till hållbar stadsutveckling, men överlappningarna är fler än man kanske kan tro.  Det är inte ovanligt att spel används som verktyg för att undersöka komplexa problem eller pröva olika scenarios i stadsutvecklingsprojekt och liknande storskaliga förändringsprocesser. Spel används kontinuerligt i simuleringssyfte för krishantering, men [...]

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Hacking the future of News Media

Fråga dig själv: hur tar du del av nyheter idag? Men den mest relevanta frågan i den digitala nutiden är nog snarare: hur skapar vi tillsammans samtalet om det som händer runtomkring oss? Media Evolution har ägnat mars månad åt att tillsammans med våra medlemmar djupdyka i journalistikens digitala framtid och hur vi kan hacka [...]

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Interaction design in the year 2014 and beyond

Jonas Löwgren is Professor of Interaction Design at Malmö University. Media Evolution asked him to predict the most important factors in the field for 2014 and beyond. On january 21 we also welcome you to Media Evolution City and our member-breakfast Världens Bästa Morgon, where Jonas and his colleague Bo Reimer will give a lecture about [...]

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Exploring space together

“IN SPACE EXPLORATION YOU NEED FASHION DESIGNERS, WEB DEVELOPERS, MINING EXPERTS” – a conversation with Ariel Waldman, founder of Spacehack.org. This article was previously published in the Media Evolution publication DIT – Tools For Collaboration. Order it here! Pause, and think of the movie Armageddon for a second. A bunch of cowboy oil drillers invent a drill [...]

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M-health is changing the game!

Before we leave Octobers theme Digital Health we like to connect it to Novembers Change the game with some thoughts from our friend Olof Jarlman, MD, PhD. “Mobile Health (m-health) will change healthcare and the Öresund area has the potential to be in the lead! We have an interesting mixture of companies in related areas [...]

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From drugs to innovation

Sweden is a hot innovation country. We are top three on almost every big innovation ranking and furthermore we are reasonably neutral in our politics. This means Swedish competence in innovation is globally desirable and it is time to take the chance while the window of opportunity is open. We at Idélaboratoriet have taken orders [...]

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We have a correspondent!

Sophie Uesson lives in London where she is doing her MA in Digital Media at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her first report below for Media Evolution is a glimpse from London Web Summit 2013 and London-traffic.  //Christin Persson, head of publications Transforming maps into collaborative helpers A while back I listened to an onstage interview with Di-Ann Eisnor, [...]

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Henrik Byström on the future of location based services! [XML]

X Media Lab Location Based Services is coming back to Malmö in November. We asked Henrik Byström on his thoughts about the future in LBS and what he will share to the participants of the conference the 25th of November in the Caroli Church. Henrik Byström is, among other things, a chairman of the board [...]

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