Euromaxx Highlights 31.05.2015
Online Jam Session
Reknowned British musician Kevin Godley had a brilliant idea. Together with an Irish company he developed an app that enables musicians to play together online from wherever they are. Among the registered users of WholeWorldBand are not only amateurs and aspiring talents. Successful artists like Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood or former Police drummer Steward Copeland also join the fun.
Apple Watch, google Glass...lots of companies are busy inventing wearable technology these days. That goes for fashion designers as well. For example, Borre Akkersdijk from the Netherlands, who incorporates technology into his clothing designs: like the BBSuit. It provides its wearers with WiFi reception wherever they are.
Animal Photographer Tim Flach
The animal inside humans, the human inside animals, and the many layers in between; this complex relationship is what award winning photographer Tim Flach of Britain attempts to explore and capture through his camera lens. His latest book "Evolution" is a collection of his photography, retracing the animal kingdom from aquatic creatures to the great apes.
A design student from the northern German city of Bremen invented a contraption that he calls the decelerator helmet. Whoever puts it on, sees what's going on around them in slow-motion. It's meant as an art project that wants to counteract our fast-paced lifes and reflect on mankind's age-old dream of being able control the speed of time.
Castles and Vinyards
The Upper Middle Rhine valley in Germany has been popular with tourists since the beginning of the 19th century, with the arrival of the first steamships. Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the region every year to view the some 40 hilltop castles and fortresses in this region, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site