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June 23rd, 2022

What if living spaces, where no fluctuating social communication and interaction can take place due to given social or technical conditions, could be enlivened with a synthetic individual speech interaction. For example, on a space station, in rural areas far from the city, at home in one's own flat, in a vehicle during a long journey at night. How about listening to an intelligently generated conversation between two different people, actively or simply passively? What would it be like to generate a dialogue by two simple modules at two positions in the room with an integrated intelligent system? How about people no longer feeling alone through this social function, even though they live in an environment where it is not possible to talk to many people daily? How about to experience the social daily interaction between people?

Eavesdrop modules serve to vitalise living spaces. Especially in spaces where only one person can stay or will stay for the most part. The Eavesdrop modules function as intelligent conversational bots that, when separated from each other, can engage in audible conversation. This conversation is actively or passively influenced by the user. It constantly evolves itself and generates an individual conversational interaction. An intelligent system that can analyse and understand speech, learn from the content, listen to the spoken words around it and develop new conversations from all this data information from speech.

UTH.1.1 – Eavesdrop Modules - product study
UTH.1.1 – Eavesdrop Modules - product study

The Eavesdrop module autonomously learned what it had previously said, its imagination and the course of the conversation by using the available voice variations of the digital persons. Through the context of past conversations themselves, new options for new topics, unforeseen conversations, positions, and themes emerge in the intelligent system. The voices of the protagonists or topics can also develop anew at a later time in the conversation, reformulate memories, meet and exchange about other, past or recognised conversations as well as daily news from the press and news as well as some art and culture.

0x12d7
June 20th, 2022

What would the LP be without its designed cover? What would our streaming services for music be without their visually representing surfaces, with all their parts and in particular the covers that are also integrated here. Covers that convey genres and styles, make musical works findable, attract attention, and make music perceptible to its listeners in a user interface.

The legible titles of the music pieces in the order of genres and styles form a silent data structure in digital music collections, an architecture for orientation. The visual design of the music preserves provides emphatic access to the intuition of potential listeners. Genre-specific graphic fractals and similar compositions appear again and again in the design of the music preserves to evoke the assignment to a certain style group in potential listeners. It is possible to distinguish a metal album from a hip-hop album through visual codes such as photographic styles, ornamental accessories, typographic styles and even the similar formulation of lyrics. The visual design of the information forms an artistic unity with the audible music. The medium of music communicates itself to the listener through its visual appearance. If a particular genre or style of music is liked, the listener is confronted with recurring visual stimuli and codes of design in similar canned sounds. If a listener's musical preference for a genre or style is consolidated, he or she begins to appropriate these visual stimuli. Among other things, in the form of cover designs or band logos depicted on T-shirts. If the listener wears such accessories, the personality of the listener is combined with a visual expression of the symbolism of the music. This expression of visual design thus developed becomes the shaping of the identity of disembodied music with its contained content of the listener and her body itself. If the listener identifies with it and reinforces this connection through the emphatic effect of the music she consumes, an intense consciousness of the self arises in it, which expresses itself non-verbally in the public and living environment as a feeling of the listener that can be perceived through her surroundings.

This form of communication functions individually, non-verbally, silently and with each listener up to groups of fans, whole scene groups, collectives, which begin to change visually based on the design. In a further step of bonding, fans also visually adapt to the formulated style of their music, use fractals like symbols and display them on their bodies. From collectives of listeners with similar musical habits, behavioural patterns such as special dance styles, a particular form of language and communication are established, thus forming an extended visual communication in the group that further transports the music and its identity.

When the American hip-hop group NWA, Niggers With Attitude, began to establish an unmistakable style in the early 1980s with powerful gold chains, black bomber jackets and white sneakers alongside their rap music, which suddenly became known worldwide, millions of fans and listeners turned to the music dressed like their idols within a few months. The music and the visual interpretation of an expression through clothing to the surrounding public became an extended visual communication of the music with social relevance. Purely through the wearing of the NWA style, a form of communication was created by the fans, worldwide, which only through their presence addressed social problems that the band discussed artistically, and thus made them projectable into consciousness as a silent protest through clothing.
As an attitude, listening habit and message to the outside world in abstract form.

0x12d7
November 3rd, 2021

In addition to our current synthetic information and communication system with its exponentially growing amounts of data according to Moore's Law, there is another natural network. The globally widespread mycelium, as the mostly invisible network of the fungus, consists of widely branched single-row thread-like cells. The outer membranes of these channel-like, widely branching hyphae (cylindrical tube systems) can coordinate the transport of various mineral nutrients such as phosphorus or nitrogen, and exchange them as needed in a symbiotic partnership with plants at an explicit position for their sugars produced by photosynthesis. This naturally controlled process provides fascinating methods of a biochemically coordinated system of demand and demand correlation. A mycelial network thus serves, for example, trees as a useful supplier of water and minerals.

In natural areas, mycelia can reach an extent of more than one square kilometre. Due to the ever-structuring and demand-oriented newly modulated hyphal expansions, they can theoretically exist for an unlimited lifetime. In forests, collectives are formed from various individual mycelia, which exchange biologically relevant information about water scarcity, pest infestation and special circumstances with their symbiosis partners and synchronise each other biochemically. They can store situations in their growth pattern, so to speak. Trees, for example, use this network for an intelligent exchange of information, a form of communication with other members of their species.
Our humanly developed, computer-assisted, synthetically generated information exchange via data networks, as well as long-term and short-term data storage, involves a problem: the finiteness of physical storage media and components. Technologies such as solid-state drives, HDDs and analogue data storage such as data lines are subject to physical finiteness due to wear and tear.

Questions arise as to how relevant data can be stored permanently for thousands of years and our future - how it can be preserved. Methods such as temporary engraving by optoelectronic processes (laser writing) in three-dimensional quartz glass bodies are being investigated both scientifically and physically.

Synthetic materials, however, are cost-effective in the ever-advancing Big Data dimension. The combination of our future data archives and storage thus requires an adaptation of the requirements of future data processing.

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November 3rd, 2021

Viruses, organic particles classified as non-viable, multiply themselves with their contained function through a living host. It is not uncommon for this to lead to an infection of the organism and even to organ-damaging dysfunction. A unique interaction potential. In order to develop this function, the evolutionary development of viruses, which already started from the evolution of metabolism-based microorganisms, certainly plays a decisive role. What other particle that works so efficiently uses a comparably relevant functionality as a method?

The ruse of disguising itself as the body's own particle, which enters the human cell's own production sites and subsequently uses them for its own replication without being noticed, is a highly efficient and dangerous strategy.

This characteristic creates a global need to think, analyse and produce new modules and possibilities to ensure the health of the earth's population. In the best case, to protect preventively.

In 2021, the German Centre for Vaccine Research still estimates that it will take 10 years to produce a validated drug or a serum that can be injected into humans as a vaccine with acceptable side effects.

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October 22nd, 2021

Our global communication system for the exchange of information is decisively supported, formulated, ordered, visualised and made possible in intercultural exchange by our typography. Typeface and legibility are fundamental parameters of the quality of information preservation, communication and interaction systems. Surfaces that provide information for people are still composed of a mix of graphic symbols, pictorial and illustrative elements, and even typographic elements.

The design of a visual and functional overall design of the elements is usually linked to a situational application, which is partly speculative, or to a function to be created and elaborated for this purpose. The parts of the system to be designed largely involve the interaction of the user only through touch, voice input or the need for information and can include this in the design considerations.

If we think of the whole human being as a multi-sensory emphatic being and relate this to the complexity of his personality and character with all his experiences and assumptions, information personalisation is a big step in human-machine interaction. Let us take as a basis one of the most widely used educational information systems: The reading book, with its clear interface mostly created purely from typography.

What would it be like if we developed a typographic format that uses sensors in our devices to classify the emotional and emphatic situation of the reader while reading, and thus correlates the typeface style to the dramaturgical scenery of the text while the user is actively reading? Typography adapts the typeface design in the typeface used. When the personally individual perception and interpretation of the text are reflected in the formal design of the typeface, supports it, relates it in the context of what is formulated, modulates it. When the typeface supports dramatic scenes in its form, expands affectionate stories. A typeface that actively modulates itself to the content, behaving variably.

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October 22nd, 2021

Our terrestrial ecosystem owes its uniqueness to a pervasive chemical compound: Water (H2O). This fascinating element serves not only as of the basis of our climatic and atmospheric consistency but also as a fundamentally life-sustaining as well as life-enabling resource. Worldwide, water resources reach a volume of almost 1.4 billion cubic kilometres. If we look specifically at our current global reserves of high-quality drinking water (freshwater), which account for just 2.5% of the total volume of water, it becomes clear how valuable this is for our natural circular system. According to a actual UNESCO study, 7 million people will face a shortage of clean drinking water in 2050. Global treatment and filtration plants are conceivable with high operating as well as maintenance costs but are problematic from an economic point of view with a mostly poor energy balance. Future clean water of food quality thus becomes a question of climatic conditions, monetary possibilities, scientific agility and technological evolution.

The WHO cites water pollution as one of the greatest problems for the health of all organisms in our habitat. If we analyse the current consumption of about 125 litres of drinking water per year in European households about the density of contamination and the associated treatment effort to restore clean water to food quality, the use of toilets with drinking water as the removal and flushing medium represents the greatest challenge.

How would it be if we could design a toilet that works maintenance-free without water, and that could break down or clean and accumulate all the materials it contains water content, organic compounds, excess vitamins, minerals and trace elements such as phosphorus. A toilet that dissolves these components, stores them individually and finally feeds them in a chemically pure, usable form into a logistical cycle of medical application, production, self-consumption and energy generation. A product that processes the liquid contained in the excreta and makes it available as pure drinking water of highest spring water quality.

UTH.14.1 – Drylet product study
UTH.14.1 – Drylet product study
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October 22nd, 2021

In the course of our life, we possess a personal biological-organic system with our body. This physical system (physis), which has been developed in a highly efficient way by evolution, allows us to perceive our environment with our consciousness and our senses. The basis is formed by precise subtle processes in breathtaking vital functions. Our organ system serves as an essential part of a human-environment-interface for life-sustaining functions. 15 individual external and internal organs work together with highly specialized tasks. If only one part of the entire system fails, the overall function decreases within a very short time.

Today's medicine makes transplantations possible but has to struggle with a blatant lack of donor organs, as well as with biochemical rejection reactions of the recipient, resulting in costly medication for the patients.

In the course of our lives, this organ system is subject to natural wear and tear. Genetic or epigenetic changes or disorders of the organ system are the natural starting point of inhibitory dysfunctions. The decoding and coding or sequencing of the mRNA molecules related to our genes, which produce the cell identities, is possible by computer-aided classification and evaluation of their composition. This creates an understanding catalogue for the development and interaction of the multitude of different cell types that provide the functioning of organs. With this understanding, cells can be produced in artificial form. Let's think beyond the well-known methods such as Bio-3D-Printing and Tissue-Engineering of artificial organ materialization with the Godot.

UTH.13.1 Godot product surface study
UTH.13.1 Godot product surface study
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October 22nd, 2021

How we interact with our ecosystem is reflected in system-relevant anthropogenic changes. Currently, we measure almost 40° air temperature in northern Siberia and experience thermodynamic anomalies and drought in Central Europe, above-average floods in Japan. The EU Environment Agency classifies within the framework of the CICES (Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services) standards for an overall environmental-economic classification in the areas of providing services to and within a system, cultural services through it as well as regulating and maintaining services.

Habitats and life-supporting ecosystems are only healthy and naturally existent in a precise fragile structure with complex regulating and maintaining services in a permanent relationship. If these fragile structures and interrelationships disappear due to external influences such as our rough handling of natural resources, ruthless energy production and extensive urban sprawl, such systems quickly enter a critical phase of their developmental dynamics and, in the worst case, collapse permanently.

Impacts such as the disappearance of vegetation, fauna and flora, and the associated restriction of regenerative systems, require solutions that can recognize critical situations for ecosystems at an early stage, to sustainably capture the complexity, to register under- and oversupply and to support them with a set of artificial, intelligent and natural methods. To maintain the fragile interplay of the components.

The simulation of the situation into the future and the resulting knowledge plays a fundamental role in formulating instructions for action. These establish the ability to generate preventive solutions in a precisely fitting synchronization with the environment. Solutions which are coupled with intelligent, constantly updated factual adaptation to the influence of the development dynamics of an ecosystem.

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October 22nd, 2021

Our memories shape our character, our experience our behaviour, our empathy and our decision-making competence. In passing on these memories, we interact with current events, objects, the imaginary, the world and the environment.

Penetrating changes or further developments of our society, science, philosophy, socio-culture and evolution are based on experiences and lessons that we experience, develop, share, for example, marvel at surprisingly, and if necessary catalogue and label as important.

Sharing experience, knowledge, lessons learned and resulting memories is a fundamental principle of human communication methodology. Memories become part of our language, discussion, learning, arguing, being. We read them, rethink them, spread and even get lost in speculation about them.

Digital networking can share experiences and sensations in a matter of seconds via social networks, for example. So-called "stories" convey a draft of our situation to acquaintances, friends and even the public, which then creates the emotional framework with necessary semantically active signs such as graphics, illustrations, symbols, to communicate the experience as accurately as possible.

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October 21st, 2021

Breathing will certainly remain indefinitely one of the most important biofunction associated to the physiological existence of the human body. The primary capillary gas exchange supplies our organism with the vital 0.3 liter oxygen per minute, releases pollutants in almost the same amount as carbon dioxide and thus keeps our body healthy and agile.

Each breath brings almost unfiltered ambient air, permeated with micro particles and potential pathogens, through the upper nasal and pharyngeal cavity and into our inner bronchi. Although the bronchial mucosa provides exceptionally good protection due to the cell's own immune system. Today we are increasingly noticing that everyday environmental pollution and unforeseen new pathogens such as virus mutations are increasing the burden on this vital organ. If we potentiate this into our future, an expansion of our physical body with a module for keeping the breathable air clean would be exciting.

What if we developed a medical product that could be inserted into the upper part of the nose and throat area in a simple outpatient session and then be placed flexibly over the upper part of the trachea to just before the larynx. A filtration module which would support the keeping clean of the air. Not visible like current masks, unnoticed from the outside, maintenance-free and after several weeks assimilated by the body - thus potentially connected to the human mucous membrane to become part of the body.

UTH.10.1 – Obee: organic breathing enhancement extention product study detail
UTH.10.1 – Obee: organic breathing enhancement extention product study detail
0x12d7
October 21st, 2021

In addition to our everyday interaction with the objective world, its products, surfaces and fields of application, information and communication, sensory assessments determine an essential part of our decision and orientation. In today's information surfaces and interaction design, visual, haptic or tactile components are among those that can be consciously experienced. Vibration and auditory perception expand the signal catalogue of the interaction surface to a multi-sensory experience. The communication between living beings is to a very considerable extent characterized by olfactory perception (sense of smell). Penetrating decision-making processes generated by us in neuronal processes are essentially related to the semichemical structure of the environment in addition to the real situation facing us. This has an influence on fundamental assessments that are even relevant in an existential way. Our chemical situation profile or a chemical situation character to the visual and tactile supported interface significantly expands fields of interaction.

How about developing a visual surface that implements a sensory grid in addition to the lumen units of light-emitting substances that are responsible for coloration and create the overall visible image. A display surface that actively reads out the composition of the semiochemical profile of the perspective spatial situation (such as the pheromone content) either in exact position (fingertip) or over its entire surface. In this context, touch would be understood as the highest intensity of interaction. All live collected data cause the remodulation of the presentation, the tactile and audible design of the communicating user interface.

UTH-9.1 Sense semiochemical display interaction product study
UTH-9.1 Sense semiochemical display interaction product study

The SENSE is a reactive multisensory display, which besides its flexible structure, reads the surrounding semichemical composition and can explicitly adapt its information and presentation to it. The SENSE is size independent and can be used in any form. It is able to differentiate between different interaction patterns with users and to optimize its display accordingly:

0x12d7
October 21st, 2021

To find the right way to reach a goal and not to move passively can certainly be classified as a need down to the smallest creature. A change of position in space as the basis of a conscious assumption about a goal, which enables an experience, a new life-sustaining environment, or simply new impressions, surprises, communication, fun or astonishment, is a fundamental need for us humans and parallel to all living beings and serves our evolution as well as everyday interaction with space and objects.

Currently, we use digital graphic or auditory language assistants to mark and show us the way and support us in our purposeful movement. An original form of path guidance was perfected by the Sherpas who live in the Central and Southern Himalayas (Tibet). To the function of basic orientation they add charm, human empathy and years of experience to the absolute qualification of trained, quickly adaptable mountain guides. To this day they serve as perfect partners in relation to incalculable natural systems. Indigenous peoples still have the ability to derive paths to nearby water sources from animal traces, dogs serve as animal partners in relation to the finding of particularly small chemical molecules in forensics and forensic science.

How about if in the future we no longer use a display or graphical interface that supports one of the described scenarios in a digital form for our routing? What would a natural navigation system look like that would delight us, support us intelligently, be emphatically responsive and adaptable without being obtrusive? How would it be, if we could translate an object, which we worldwide consider as highly emphatic, friendly, peaceful, wonderful, elegant, aesthetically perfect and cute, as an information assistance into a product and use it for our personal routing?

UTH.8 Aid natural way and needs orientation product study
UTH.8 Aid natural way and needs orientation product study
0x12d7
October 21st, 2021

Our visual perception is based on the processing of optical and many other stimuli. In our consciousness we actively compare patterns and behaviors that match our environment, extract relevant information, which we check with experience and acquaintances. With this basic quality we perceive, exist, marvel, learn and explain. We assess the unknown in a matter of seconds and decide in the context of speculative interactions or patterns of action in order to react appropriately to unforeseen events. Images and symbols are the basis of semiotics and are fundamentally involved in interactions between communicative processes.

How would it be if we had a drawing pen as a tool to sketch our idea in the activity pattern of our brain and the related intentionality, our visual perception, directly on a surface? Complex connections, which we think in our mind to transfer to a surface, with a product from long ago, the pen. In the style of Monet, Le Corbusier, Andy Warhol, Thomas Mann, a five-year-old child, or in our personal very own ductus. By a software, which equips the information with frame information additionally: a drawn cube, which adds length, width, depth in units of measurement - or contextualizes similarities, which stand with our drawing. Information in relation: for example similar painting, suitable resuming information, integrated into the basic drawing.

When the pen is held in the hand and recognizes an imaginary visualization, it actively reads out the visual cortex activity, interpolates it into a concrete form in a concrete drawing style, and translates the image via the muscles of the hand onto the drawing surface. The pen reads out cortex-based image information via a neuronally connected interface and translates it into physical motor information which controls the hand and finger musculature by means of a ribbon wrapped around the forearm. This generates the individual line guidance or ductus on the paper.

0x12d7
October 21st, 2021

Energy and its availability can be described as a life-sustaining measure if one thinks of the basis of life as a chemical-physical necessity in the biological function of our body. Your very own energy. Without electricity, the neuronal activity would be unthinkable. We need 30 watts to use our brain in resting activity.

If we apply this to the singularity, the need and variety for energy intake are fundamentally extended. The supply of technically digital extension and modules for our body and our daily lives will be needed in any social space and activity. Therefore requires more and more energy. Every day we work on the energy efficiency of products, researched to optimize them.

How would it be if, in the future, we were able to supply our most essential electronic devices, wearables, beacons, intelligent assistants individually and autonomously? In a personal system, in our own body, without additional genetic mutation or transformation. A so-called endogenous power plant – to ensure our independence from external suppliers for the vital basic assistance systems and sensory extension of a singular body?

0x12d7
October 21st, 2021

Personalized skin care – Today, ageing not only means an increase in wisdom, experience and dignity but also touches on the problem of loneliness, exclusion and demographic identification. Visual characteristics of the natural ageing process are skin changes, wrinkling, loss of pigment, reduction of the elasticity of our dermis and epidermis. Age communicates at least in our time in the social reception under many other characteristics competence and authority, youth under many characteristics efficiency and attractiveness.

What would it be like if in the future we could make the key to eternal youth usable through genetic modification of the genetic material and equip ourselves for a certain time with means of ageing? How would it be if we could temporarily adapt our visible age to social conditions for a meeting?

UTH.5.1 Pro Aeging Cosmetics product study closed
UTH.5.1 Pro Aeging Cosmetics product study closed

The Cream of Pro Ageing Cosmetics is a care product which, after application to body skin and hair, carries out a temporary aging process in the keratin, epi and dermis layers and superficial muscular tension of the human body within a very short time.

0x12d7
October 21st, 2021

Music is a universal language, a sound of life, an experience of empathy and emotion that tells stories and connects people. A sign of solidarity and cultural solidarity.

What if we could translate any organic object, fluid or artifact into music on the basis of a DNA structure? Everywhere, portable.

UTH.4.1 Euphonia Headphones product and body attachement study
UTH.4.1 Euphonia Headphones product and body attachement study

Euphonia makes it possible to experience the beauty of life and nature with the help of music. It is a headphone that creates soundscapes from information contained in DNA. The headphones have two closable cavities, one on each ear. Inserted, they begin to translate the DNA information into music. Optionally, several materials or liquids can be inserted left and right. The software then mixes the various music codes into an audible mix. The music starts by touching the auricle. From a single drop of blood, the unique story of a life form that has gone through a million-year-old evolutionary process is made audible. Imagine the mix of a leaf in the forest, a precious organic material or a piece of stone, any material. DNA is the blueprint of life. It contains the instructions that an organism needs to develop, live and reproduce. The information in the DNA is called the code which consists of de3n four chemical bases: Adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C) and thymine (T)g are stored compound.

0x12d7
October 21st, 2021

Light is the basis of our visual sensory perception. It illuminates the space, the surface, the events and thus enables the legibility of the represented information, orientation, reference and time context, our daily interaction with the world. In addition to functional room translation, we love lighting moods. They have an emphatic effect, enchant and delight us. Since light has no organic material or a viable body with which we could surround ourselves, Ectosymios Lighting adds these characteristics to a usable system.

What if we could enter into a symbiotic relationship with light, if we move in space, and light as a partner understands our living space, interacts with it and helps to shape it: In places where we need this intelligent light and would like to have it around us.

UTH.3.1 Ectosymbios Lighting study
UTH.3.1 Ectosymbios Lighting study

The Ectosymbios Lighting uses a specially bred marine protozoan, a mutation of the Noctiluca scintillans. The new single-cell genome focuses on the bioluminescence capabilities and has been mutated with several flagella that allow controlled locomotion.

0x12d7
October 21st, 2021

Our biological evolution develops our body. New elements emerge and can be adorned with clothing and accessories. Evolution mutates into a natural improvement of our physical and mental qualities. Such developments enable the prerequisites for status and performance symbols of our culture in a social environment.

Specially developed and distinctive agility such as adaptability and endurance to the artificial, digital environment is an advantage of evolution. Attractive features for the digital development towards a singularity become normality.

UTH.2.1 Exos Ring product and body attachement study
UTH.2.1 Exos Ring product and body attachement study

The Exos Ring displays the body feature on the occipital bone of the human skull, the »Shahar-Sayers-Bone«. In the inclined skull position, for the operation of surfaces and touch-sensitive displays, the ring module lies directly on the skulls skin and thus encloses the individual shape visible to every human being at the back of the head in a protective manner.

0x12d7
October 21st, 2021

We´re here! YEAH! THE UNTHINKABLE HUB – critical design speculation for tomorrow is now on $write

The unthinkable hub is an inspiration hub for designers who develop our future affairs and daily ideas for tomorrow. Finally I am thrilled to be a part of the excellent $Write verse of symbolic communication. From this day on me and a buch of excellent thinkers will present the Unthinkable Hub design abstracts here.

All those ideas and concepts, iterations and visions include an alternative function to translate situations into objects that could be useful or usable for a future living environment. It is about extending the boundaries of creativity in the design process and creating products or shapes from them. They pose questions in order to find answers for future needs.

The unthinkable hub is a platform that discovers new methods through speculative ideas. Now we found a home for this. And so this is the time to thank all the team from mirror.xyz. Let´s think the unthinkable… To inspire to action and transform our environment, digital and socio-cultural identity into a prosperous transcreative future.