Steve Durbin speaks with Dr. Kate Stone, a “creative scientist” whose company, Novalia, blends art and science to create fusions of new and old technology. Dr. Stone talks to Steve about the creative process, the role of analogue in the digital age, the importance of privacy and the consequences when basic rights to privacy are violated, the importance of digital friction in preserving mental health, and more.
Kate is from the UK however now lives in Los Angeles, California. Kate has spent the last decade on a journey of discovery from the world of science to creative design. Kate and her team at Novalia have developed a new technology platform with which they create products that are a delightful blend of being magical, old fashioned and futuristic. Over the last few years with her team she has created experiences for large brands as part of advertising campaigns, working with Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Bud Light, Hersheys and IKEA.
Kate believes the future will look more like the past than the present due to our inevitable mix of nostalgia and technology.
..once we create an environment that has an impact on those that misuse data or inappropriately collected data, then they may choose not to do those things.
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