Best Tech Stories around the web #177

On the program this week: Elon Musk’s company chosen to build high-speed transit in Chicago, Philippe Starck designs womb-like habitation module for future space tourists and an amazing exhibition about contemporary digital creation at Pompidou.

INNOVATION

Elon musk’s boring company to build high-speed transit between chicago and o’hare airport via designboom.com

Chicago mayor rahm emanuel has announced that elon musk‘s boring company will build a futuristic transit link between the city’s downtown and o’hare international airport. The multi-billion dollar development will use high-powered electric ‘skates’ that will run through twin underground tunnels. Read more

DESIGN

Philippe starck designs womb-like habitation module for future space tourists via designboom.com

Marking his entry into the universe of space design, philippe starck has conceived the interiors for the habitation module of axiom’s first space tourism program. axiom space is a privately-owned space exploration company that will fly individuals on expeditions to the international space station in 2020. starck’s vision for the capsule was to create a nest-like environment that would include textures, materials, and colors sourced from the fetal world. Read more

EVENT

Coder le Monde at Centre Pompidou from june 15 to august 27

As part of "Mutations/Créations", "Coder le monde" takes stock of contemporary digital creation in different disciplines. Looking back at the history of the digital code and the way artists have used it since the computer appeared in the 1960s, the exhibition reveals a shared aesthetic and critical world that questions our daily lives, now entirely dependent on digital logic. Based around six timelines, the exhibition brings to light numerous correspondences between various creative approaches, and provides an overall interpretation of what makes a digital culture. Read more