Via Innovation Lab Project #1: The Theology Art, the Art of Theology

On December 29th, the Via Innovation Lab had its first experiment. A group of 6 faith leaders, led by an art professor, ventured into the Black Mountain College exhibit at the Ohio State University. The goal of the project was to explore works of art in a manner that might help one innovate or create more artistically in areas of …

Via Innovation Lab Launches!!

++++++++++++++ Via Innovation Lab Launches!! Friends we invite you to join us in a journey to use innovation, creativity and experimentation to find new ways to do good in the world!  Please watch our video.  Please share it, and please connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! ++++++++++++++ Let’s see what happens friends!!

Immersive dream adventures for hospitalized children

Add / Remove Many of the children battling cancer at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital have to stay there for months and are unable to go out and see the world. But a recent initiative, organized by Expedia and creative agency 180LA, has enabled some of them to experience the exciting travel adventures of their dreams via an immersive 360 …

In Japan, an artificial intelligence has been appointed creative director

Add / Remove Advertising and media are often at the forefront of new technology, and we have already seen augmented reality platforms showing content in the real world and a virtual reality advertising network for brands. Now an artificial intelligence robot, AI-CD β, developed by Japanese advertising and marketing agency McCann Japan, is set to work on providing new creative direction …

In Thailand, motorcycles are an unlikely mosquito repellent

Add / Remove Mosquito-borne infections affect hundreds of thousands every year, from the outbreak of the Zica virus in Brazil to a surge in cases of Dengue fever in South East Asia. But now a device that can be fitted to the backs of mopeds could provide a new way to repel mosquitos from cities in Thailand. MotoRepellent is a device …

App crowdsources fellow travelers for long journeys

Add / Remove Traveling in towns and cities has been changed beyond recognition by services like Uber, enabling users to sort out a ride at the tap of a button. But now a US startup is looking to transform how users plan and book longer journeys. Skedaddle connects users who have the same travel plans, whether they are going to …

What your future self can teach you

Add / Remove Visit Merrill Edge’s Face Retirement website, and you’ll be confronted by your future self. The site invites you to take a photo with your webcam and input your age. Then facts about retirement and savings flash on the screen—“46 percent of Americans have saved less than $10,000 for retirement” reads one—while the program digitally “ages” your photo, …

Do Good Bus

Like Random Adventures, slightly fear over-commitment? Want to  Help the World? This is one of my favorite social innovations.  The Do Good Bus is a chance for people to come together, do good, and serve their community.  Amazing way to get people involved!