In Movement is taking some holidays, back here in September to continue discussing on the web but IRL as well: we are organizing the IRL In Movement meetings. We wish all of you to have a pleasant summer, enjoy inspirational readings and meetings that you'll share with us in a few weeks. The In Movement team,
I saw an interesting exhibition recently that helped me to understand how human mobility has shaped cities and urban areas over time, through to the near future. I had the chance to talk with the organiser of the show, Jean-Marie Duthilleul, after my visit, so I asked him some questions...
This is the second episode in our series on creativity and the automotive sector. After interviewing Thierry Metroz, I talked to Peugeot stylist Athanassios Tubidis, who notably created the BB1, about his work. I asked him a simple and wide-open question: how can we be creative within a confined space? The focus here is on cars but I could have asked the same question to an Ikea kitchen designer.
How are new technologies affecting the way we experience the passage of time? With our eyes glued to our smartphones, we are failing to notice the scale of the changes taking place. The philosopher in me is focused on what lies behind these transformations in communication and mobility: a new form of time.
Renewable energies and bio-sourced materials are all the rage today. Yet we have long been capable of producing bio-plastics from natural products containing natural polymers, such as wood, leaves, stems, fruit, seeds and animal coats – of which there is no shortage! So are biomaterials, long kept in check by the petrochemical industry, finally ready to make a breakthrough?
Continuous urban and industrial development have created a new phenomenon: noise levels are rising everywhere, all the time. To reduce the noise nuisance, people rush to soundproof homes, industry, cars etc. But paradoxically, this quest for silence has revealed the importance of sound in our lives. Silence, or complete soundproofing, is a cause of anxiety. Noise expresses our relation to the environment. It is life.
In our collective imagination, robots always seem to end up by thinking and doing things more or less on their own. If we look at the world’s most famous ‘droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO, they make their own decisions, fuss and squabble, and give us a piece of their mind. Are they that far from reality?
Have you ever noticed that when a new IT product comes out, it's always touted as the solution we’ve all been waiting for? Or the fastest, or the cheapest, or whatever. These days, the latest buzz moving up the Hype Cycle is all about the “cloud”. Is it really the next big thing?
I don't know about you, but when I see those long queues of full lorries and empty cars stuck in gigantic traffic jams, I think, “what a waste”. All of us just sitting there, alone in our cars with nowhere to go. If we used our cars more rationally, we could make motorway travel smoother and help to reduce pollution, at least a little. I’m not a specialist in either logistics or IT, but when I compare Internet technology to package deliveries in large cities, I get to thinking that maybe there’s something there.
Hello everyone, This is a rather special moment for us, because this is the first post on PSA Peugeot Citroën's first web exchange platform.