Design Dispatch

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

First Look, the app developed by the New Museum, Rhizome, and EEVO. (Photo: via Artsy)

Hyper Drive

The city of Brno in the Czech Republic has signed an exploratory agreement with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, with the aim of installing a high-speed train connecting Brno to Prague and Bratislava, Slovakia. The move signals that Hyperloop is ready to move from technology development to implementation.

Proxy Proposal

Gehry Partners and AECOM unveiled new plans for a Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial, after earlier versions were spiked. Notably, the image on the design’s woven metal tapestry will change from a view of Eisenhower’s hometown in Kansas to one of Normandy, France, in honor of the D-Day invasion.

Driverless Delivery

Delivery startups Door Dash and Postmates will soon begin testing self-driving robots to pick up and drop off orders. The robots, developed by Starship Technologies, are seen as a safer alternative to delivery drones.

Virtual Exhibition

New York’s New Museum and its affiliated institution, Rhizome, have launched the first-ever virtual reality museum exhibition. The works—by artists like Rachel Rossin, Jayson Musson, and others—are accessible to anyone through a free, purpose-built app.

On the Fly

Aerospace company Airbus has announced plans to test a self-flying car prototype later this year. “One hundred years ago, urban transport went underground, now we have the technological wherewithal to go above ground,” Airbus CEO Tom Enders said.

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