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Web Summit 2016

The Web Summit is the largest technology marketplace in Europe and the second biggest in the world, and this year brought together more than 45,000 attendees and 2,000 volunteers from more than 165 countries including 1490 international tech start-ups.

How to best describe the experience? It was a buzzing atmosphere including a mix of start-ups, investors and professionals, a variety of content from tech to music and sport, renowned speakers and a family of volunteers that gave their best to make this a successful event. We’ve seen expert talks from global leaders, including the CTO of Facebook – Mike Schroepfer, the Co-Founder of Tinder – Sean Rad and CEO of VaynerMedia – Gary Vaynerchuk to name just a few. The conference attracted people with the biggest ideas in tech to connect and collaborate across four full-on days and nights.


While Web Summit gathered the techpreneurs community from around the world, it also had an huge impact on the host city – Lisbon. There’s a growing awareness in the MICE industry that the legacy business outcomes of meetings have an equally valuable impact on local communities in host destinations, in terms of knowledge sharing, city branding, outside investment, talent relocation, academic research and new business relationships.


Lisbon has now been established as a start-up city, with young and vibrant entrepreneurs ready to explore new ideas. Web Summit will now be hosted in Lisbon for the next three years so will be great to see the legacy this will bring to the city over the next few years.




QR Codes in the city

The idea was simple, make a QR code, one of the most innovative technologies of the century, with Portuguese paving stones, one of the oldest Portuguese traditions.

With the fusion of technology with historical traditions, born an innovative way to promote Portugal and offer relevant content for tourists visiting the city.

With the leftover stones of the paving, another similar installation was made in the city of Barcelona, creanting a link between the two cities and showing passerbies the origin of these stones and the usefulness.

Data Sheet

Creative Agency: MSTF Partners
Client: AV Chiado / Turismo de Portugal
Technology Agency: BIN
Image Producer: Lobo Mau
Sound Producer: Índigo
Contributors: C.M.Lisboa, Escola de Calceteiros de Lisboa e MyOut

Meet The First 3D Printed Zoetrope…That Creates 3D Motion

Artist Akinori Goto showcased his mesmerising zoetrope-like wheel, which when illuminated with light unveils a life-like dancing figure.

A zoetrope is a device that was once used to give still images the illusion of movement in the pre-cinema age. Akinori Goto has taken the concept and applied modern design techniques to achieve something mind-blowing.

The piece, which was entirely 3D-printed, won both the Runner-up Grand Prix and the Audience Award during the 2016 Spiral Independent Creators Festival in Tokyo.


Goto’s clever design mimicked the movement of ballerinas, beginning with just one, before the entire wheel was filled with them.




As different amounts of light illuminate the wheel, the number of synchronised dancers increase and decrease.

You can find out more about the process here:

This is the wikipedia Zoetrope definition:

A zoetrope is one of several pre-film animation devices that produce the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings or photographs showing progressive phases of that motion. The name Zoetrope was composed from the Greek root words ζωή zoe, “life” and τρόπος tropos, “turning”.

The zoetrope consists of a cylinder with slits cut vertically in the sides. On the inner surface of the cylinder is a band with images from a set of sequenced pictures. As the cylinder spins, the user looks through the slits at the pictures across. The scanning of the slits keeps the pictures from simply blurring together, and the user sees a rapid succession of images, producing the illusion of motion. From the late 19th century, devices working on similar principles have been developed, named analogously as linear zoetropes and 3D zoetropes, with traditional zoetropes referred to as “cylindrical zoetropes” if distinction is needed.

Sublimotion: Gastronomy and Video Mapping

The restaurant Sublimotion started it’s new season


The restaurant Sublimotion Ibiza, located in the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, opened it’s doors again for its third season.
Considered as a “gastroshow”, the chef Paco Roncero will surprise us again this year with a unique sensorial experience in which art, music, gatronomy and technology merge together in each plate.

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Connected Colors: Real Time Face Tracking

A new form of art thanks to Real Time Face Tracking and Projection Mapping


Connected Colors is an experimental art project of facial projection by Japanese artist and scientist Nobumichi Asai. It turns the human face into a canvas of the imagination. The curves and features of the face become an irresistible landscape for animated, kaleidoscopic images.

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Mixed Reality: the futur of augmented reality?

Magic Leap: the company at the origins of this revolution


Magic Leap is an american company based in Florida that develops virtual reality contents and glasses. They are specially working on mixed reality. A mix of the best of augmented and virtual reality with the real world in which we are living. This allows the user to experiment an effortless transition when it comes to use or stop using the device.

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Vivid Sydney Festival 2016

An amazing festival of light, music and ideas

The Vivid Sydney Festival is a great show of ligths and colors which takes place every year since 2009 in the australian capital. With its immersive installations and projections this is the biggest light, sound and ideas festival int the world.

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InmersArte: when virtual reality meets culture

An immersion into Dali’s paintings


Imagine if you could contemplate Dali’s soft watches from all the perspectives?

Now it’s posible thanks to InmersArte project. It consists in a cultural experience of virtual reality that use Oculus technology to introduce the users into paitings of Dali or Bosch.

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Time travel thanks to virtual reality

New videogame of virtual reality


Minority Media announced the launch of Time Machine VR, a game of virtual reality wich will let us travel back in time and visit the past thanks to a time machine. This new game is compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR in PS4.

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