CH25: Alex Kalman

Mmuseumm is a tiny museum in Manhattan that’s redefining galleries

On the surface, Alex Kalman might seem like an unlikely candidate for the CH25 list of those designing the future. Mmuseumm, the Lilliputian “modern natural history museum” that he co-founded in 2012—with exhibits like potato-chip bags from around the world and moss—appears to be little more than an eccentric pet project. Looking a little deeper however, reveals that the concept disrupts museums themselves and has …

CH25: Marcus Weller

Using technology to turn motorcycle helmet design on its head with Skully

The world’s first augmented reality motorcycle helmet, the Skully AR-1 has Synapse™ Vision Enhancement that eliminates blind spots with a wide-angle blind spot camera, along with navigation via Skully Synapse™ Smart Heads up Display (HUD) technology. Skully founder and CEO Marcus Weller was inspired by his own motorcycle accident to create this revolution in motorcycle helmets. Where helmet design has typically evolved to better protect …

CH25: Meredith Perry

How searching the internet helped a 22-year-old invent wireless electricity

Meredith Perry has brought us a step closer to a wireless world with her invention of wireless electricity. Called uBeam, it’s the only wireless power system that allows you to charge your device while moving around a room. Perry founded uBeam when she was 22 years old, shortly after graduating from The University of Pennsylvania in astrobiology. In spite of her Ivy League degree and …