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The future of live events is here and depends on these 4 factors

September 6th, 2020 at 2:50 am » Comments Off

The future of live events is here and depends on these 4 factors  When it comes to reimagining what the events industry will look like in the near future, these are the four things we should all be thinking about. If there was ever a catalyst to reimagine the events space, the coronavirus is it. […]

The Event Industry is being confronted by its Napster moment

September 1st, 2020 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

All types of business events are in danger of their revenue streams of tickets, sponsorships, memberships, and other types of fees being eroded. This is happening as the world gets used to digital formats and alternatives emerge to physical networking, matchmaking, and other tasks we get out of these events. The threat sounds familiar?   […]

The Voronoi mesh on this bike helmet allows it to absorb maximum impact with minimal material

August 15th, 2020 at 1:45 pm » Comments Off

 A perfect example of how generative design can be used to create products that serve their purpose incredibly well, the Voronoi Bike Helmet comes with an unusual mesh on its outer surface. The mesh, created using parametric modeling, helps maximize shock absorption while minimizing material used, creating a helmet that’s effective but also lightweight. Sitting […]

Drive-through strip clubs are a thing now

August 4th, 2020 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

Dancer Olivia entertains patrons during the Drive-thru at The Lucky Devil in Portland, Oregon. Some strip clubs have found a creative way to keep workers employed through the pandemic. It was bound to happen. Despite the pandemic, strip clubs have found a way to bring customers back in, while keeping bartenders, servers, and entertainers employed. […]

eSkootr is a high-speed electric scooter racing series launching in 2021

July 30th, 2020 at 8:23 am » Comments Off

It’s basically Formula E for micromobility A group of Formula One and Formula E drivers are starting a new racing series that will pit competitors against each other on ultra-fast custom-built electric scooters. The series — dubbed “Electric Scooter Championship,” or “eSkootr” — is set to launch in 2021, and the launch video shows riders […]

Space tourists could ride this cosmic balloon to the edge of space

July 19th, 2020 at 2:53 am » Comments Off

  Competition in the space tourism industry is heating up, and a new company is taking a unique approach to near-space exploration. The prospect of space travel has long-since enchanted humanity. Now, as competition heats up across the burgeoning spaceflight industry, this sci-fi fantasy may soon become reality. The company Space Perspective is offering a […]

When we’ll return to these ‘normal’ activities, according to experts

July 17th, 2020 at 2:12 am » Comments Off

Eating this close to a person outside your COVID bubble could be a long way offWictor Karkocha/Unsplash Epidemiologists answer your burning questions. Many Americans are clamoring to get back to normal life, whether the novel coronavirus is gone or not (and it most certainly is not). The banal hallmarks of everyday life—hair cuts! restaurants! physical […]

Six experts on how we’ll live, work, and play in cities after COVID-19

July 13th, 2020 at 4:57 pm » Comments Off

Architects and urban planners from Gensler, Harvard, and Bloomberg Associates explain the changes coming to our shared spaces. For Fast Company’s Shape of Tomorrow series, we’re asking business leaders to share their inside perspective on how the COVID-19 era is transforming their industries. Here’s what’s been lost—and what could be gained—in the new world order. […]

Walmart’s movie plan will transform parking lots into drive-in theaters

July 6th, 2020 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Walmart just made a surprising announcement: it will turn some of its store parking lots into drive-in movie theaters, using its existing real estate to revive a largely defunct way to view movies. The drive-in theaters will start going live in early August, according to the company, but they won’t be available at every Walmart […]

Spotify lands exclusive rights to new Kim Kardashian West podcast

June 30th, 2020 at 1:29 pm » Comments Off

  Spotify has inked an exclusive deal to distribute Kim Kardashian West’s new podcast, a spokesperson confirmed to Axios. Why it matters: The deal, unlike Spotify’s purchase of “The Ringer” in February and its exclusive arrangement to distribute “The Joe Rogan Experience” beginning this fall, includes female producers and hosts, which could lure a more […]

Garth Brooks is hitting the road for a drive-in concert

June 25th, 2020 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

Garth Brooks’ June 27 performance will air live at hundreds of drive-ins across the US. (CNN)Garth Brooks might be headed to a drive-in concert near you. The country singer announced on Thursday that he is going to perform at a drive-in theater on June 27. But here’s the best part for his fans: The concert […]

Travel after coronavirus (COVID-19): Six ways it will change forever

June 23rd, 2020 at 1:44 pm » Comments Off

Flying with masks, for cabin crew and passengers, will become common practice. Things might be better, or things might be worse, but if there’s one thing that is certain, travel will never be the same again. Everything will change. It has to. Even if a vaccine is discovered for the novel coronavirus, the way in […]

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