Friday Inspiration #5

Friday Inspiration is a selection of the latest innovative ideas we would like to share with our community every week.

On this week’s review: Louis Vuitton settling down in New York, a digital art marketplace using blockchain, a platform protecting journalistic data. Finally, this week’s #storytime features 5 girl bosses of the French Tech!


Louis Vuitton in New York

Louis Vuitton settles down in New York with the exhibition “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez” (“Fly, Wander, Travel” in English). Dive into the journey of the notorious French brand which has been disturbing the fashion world since 1854. The exhibition showcases the symbolic objects and the documents from the LV heritage archives as well as the savoir-faire of the brand. The exhibition takes advantage of augmented reality by offering an expedition in the middle of the desert or digital tagging the walls. This trip into the past using contemporary technology is open through January 7th.

First Digital Art marketplace using blockchain

One big challenge of digital art is copyright infringement: found a solution by using blockchain technology that allows artists and buyers to claim ownership, authenticity and verify digital artworks. Inspired by cryptocurrency transactions, founder Beatriz Ramos uses IP address certificates to guarantee the authenticity of a digital piece of art.


Safeguarding sensitive data

On October 31st, the French journalist Laurent Richard launched Forbidden Stories in Washington DC: this collaborative website aims to protect sensitive information from threatened journalists anywhere in the world by encrypting messages. Following the Charlie Hebdo’s attack, the journalist advocates for freedom of expression for journalists across the world.  Supported by Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF) and International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the team of three journalists showcases sensitive stories in nine of the most spoken languages in the world.


#Storytime: Discover the female faces of the French Tech: this article lists five French business-women who have been playing a major role in the ecosystem. Their success stories are a source of inspiration and contribute to gender equality on the Tech scene.



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Have an inspiring and creative weekend! 


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