Best wishes for 2018!

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2018 from all of us at Pyramidion! 2017 was a year of change! From ‘The Donald’ becoming president of the USA to Twitter extending the length of tweets to 280 characters to reduce the number of tweets he posted.  For Pyramidion, our biggest change was moving to the new…

Room with a view

Room with a view

Pyramidion has a new home. On 1st of October we moved out of the Boomgaardstraat, which had been our home for more than 15 years and moved into our new offices at Fosbury & Sons in the WATT (Working Apart, Thinking Together) building on the Mechelsesteenweg. Our full new address is Mechelsesteenweg 271, bus 1.1,…

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Beauty, empathy, creativity

What is the difference between a good product and a great one? What makes the mediocre, magical? These were some of the thoughts that ran through my mind during the Creativity World Forum 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark. As someone with a technical background, I appreciate function. I want it to work well, whether it is…

The business of disruption

The recent HighTechXL Modern Day Warriors event in Eindhoven was a celebration of innovation and new disruptive ideas that will possibly, with the right funding, the right timing and a lot of blood, sweat, tears and luck go on to change our world. The six latest startups to go through the program were making their…

Rebuilding ourselves

As a kid I remember the TV show ‘The six million dollar man’. Bionic legs let him run at 60 mph, a bionic arm gave him superhuman strength and a bionic eye gave him telescopic and infrared vision. But Steve Austin didn’t choose to have these cybernetic replacements installed. He was injured in a crash…

Can we reprogram ourselves?

In the future, will we be able to create smart viruses that only target cancer cells or fix genetic defects in our DNA? Professor Jan Madsen from TU Denmark believes we can. At the ESI Symposium this year, Jan talked about the characteristics of systems and how they can be applied to that ultimate system,…

More than MakerBots

About 18 months ago I saw a demonstration of 3D printing at TEDxYouth@Flanders and watched as these homemade devices built up layers of plastic to create small toys and other items. I was impressed but at the same time somewhat disappointed. They were a long way from Star Trek replicators and only seemed useful for…

Disrupting media

TV advertising is big business. Billions of euros are spent annually to convince us to buy a particular company’s products or services. But viewers are getting fed up with the disruption and services such as on-demand or time-shifting are giving the consumer more tools to skip the adverts. But without advertising, there would be no…