Technology has a huge influence on the way we live and work. Robots are integrated into production lines, and artificial intelligence plays a vital role in our daily lives. As a major force of constant innovation, technology is a fruitful playground for curious designers exploring new manufacturing methods.
We pay a visit to 247TailorSteel B.V., based in the eastern Dutch village of Varsseveld, and speak to Frank Geelen, chief operating officer. We hear from New Material Award nominees Pip Atkinson, who works at Studio Dirk Van der Kooij, and Hester van Dijk of Overtreders W. For the wider context to this tech episode, we talk to Ap Verheggen, artist inventor, and Peter Paul Verbeek, professor of philosophy of technology and ethics at the University of Twente.