I went to the press centre, where I received my badge and two ELLE magazines for decoration. One was about the materials of the future and the other about design trends. Then I quickly went to the basement of Area 51, where I could hang up a piece of paper with a dream on it. There, all the participants wrote something, e.g. that they wanted to see their children happy, a home without chaos, an end to war and world peace. I won’t reveal my dream, but my dreams have always focused on creating value for future generations.
Continuing with the exhibitions, I could interact with a programme to detect if I was really listening to what they were saying in a conversation. I was supposed to be empathetic and not give solutions or minimise the problem. I repeated this 3 times until the program left me with no complaints. Later, I wrote a text generated by artificial intelligence where I could even choose the formatting style. I thought it was a strange article, personally I wouldn’t believe what it said. In the end, I went to see how under a forest the trees were communicating. It was a representation of nature, showing a great capacity for self-protection in case of danger.
Finally, I went to Klokgebouw, where I saw a project to design 10 hectares of Dutch soil with all the existing sustainable standards, such kind of ideal production land. Then, I saw a call for a world without cigarette smoke and a machine that generated poems with my picture.
It was a rainy day, crowded even until the end of the event. Many people gather in the middle of Strijp-S to listen to music and eat or drink.
This year, comparing to 2022, I feel real interaction thanks to writing activities and use of games. I could explain my opinion of the concept freely and objectively.
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