It can easily be argued that innovation is a necessity of life. Without new ideas, new technologies, new adaptations, and new improvements, we would not be able to better our lives or the world around us. At our event last weekend NEXT: From Nano to Macro, Innovation at Every Scale, sponsored by Ryder, visitors saw some amazing new technologies, while using their own imaginations to design new things, both real and digital. Visitors saw a brand new “green” Ryder truck… climbed into an electric Tesla car and peeked inside the hood (where there was no engine)… heard music made by manipulating electrical circuits… warped the planetarium dome with their own movements… experimented with next generation materials and nanotechnology… designed their own app… coded their own software… tested their skill of remotely controlling a robot… repurposed cardboard and other materials to design their own inventions… and more! By the end of the day, the amazing artists, designers, and engineers participating in the event had no doubt inspired the next generation of innovators.
Check out what’s next at NEXT!
Thanks to all of our partners on this event!
Artist Kerry Phillips
Artist and designer Ernesto Oroza
Nicole Martinez and Buffalo Brown
Dade Radio Club Arduino Brigade
Phenomenal Experience Agency
University of Miami’s Dr. John T. MacDonald Foundation Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute
University of Miami College of Engineering
The Lab Miami
The Launch Pad
Florida International University Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Florida International University Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Material Advantage at FIU
REM Learning Center
City of Miami
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs