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Issue1: #continuous


Continuous (kənˈtɪnjʊəs)

adjective UK /kənˈtɪnjʊəs/ US /kən-tĭn’yōō-əs/

  1. Prolonged without interruption; unceasing: a continuous noise.
  2. In an unbroken series or pattern.
  3. (Grammar) Another word for progressive.
  4. (Mathematics) a. Of or relating to a line or curve that extends without a break or irregularity. b. Of or relating to a function between two topological spaces such that the preimage of any open set in the range is an open set in the domain.

On this issue

We are all familiar with the idea of continuity. To be continuous is to constitute an uninterrupted whole: thus a continuum has no gaps.
We commonly suppose that space and time are continuous, and certain philosophers have maintained that all natural processes occur continuously: witness, for example, Leibniz’s famous adage natura non facit saltus – nature makes no jump. IMA’s team has applied this concept into technology, making it physical and tangible into Croma.

Continuity has various and colourful expressions.
Croma is the next one.

Issue2: #modular


Modular (mod•u•lar /ˈmɑdʒəlɚ)


  1. Of or relating to a module or a modulus. Furniture made up of standardized units for easy construction or arrangement.
  2. Composed of standardized units or sections for easy construction or flexible arrangement: a series of modular boxes that fit into each other.
  3. (Mathematics) Of a lattice – having the property that for any two elements with one less than the other, the union of the smaller element with the intersection of the larger element and any third element of the lattice is equal to the intersection of the larger element with the union of the smaller element and the third element.
  4. (Computers) Composed of software or hardware modules that can be altered or replaced without affecting the remainder of the system.

On this issue

The term modularity is widely used in studies of technological systems. Product systems are deemed modular when they can be decomposed into a number of components that may be mixed and matched in a variety of configurations. On a closer look, it is not simply a matter of repeating the same structure in several possibilities. It is also and above all the way to meet Aristotele’s principle the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Modularity has various and colorful expressions.
Croma is the next one.

Issue3: #compact


Compact (kəm-ˈpakt)


  1. Predominantly formed or filled: composed, made.
  2. Smaller than other things of the same kind.
  3. Having a dense structure or parts or units closely packed or joined a compact woolen, compact bone.
  4. Of a person or animal; small but solid and strong.

On this issue

Taking less space, increasing the potentiality, raising the results and removing what is not needed: this is the value of compactness. In the history, every great invention has been rethought in a different way, although it would be more appropriated to use the word “smart” to claim the true principle of evolution: the performance. A concept well matched to the nineteenth-century positivist movement, in which every progress, towards the efficacy of human technology, was exalted.

Compactness has different and colorful expressions. 
Croma is the next one.

Issue4: #innovative


Innovative [in – uh – vey – tiv*]


  1. Tending to innovate, or introduce something new or different; characterized by innovation.
  2. Using or showing new methods, ideas, etc.
    [more innovative; most innovative]
  3. Introducing or using new ideas or methods;
    [an innovative approach/solution to the problem;
    an innovative design.]
  4. Having new ideas about how something can be done;
    [a creative and innovative young designer.]

On this issue

Innovation is the key to change. The spark ignited by an idea ready to alter the daily behaviour of people around the world, in the most positive sense of the term. Every discovery – just like inventions – should help achieve this goal, making the upshot of technology as accessible as possible. In this issue of Croma Magazine we have set out to discover this aspect, and come up with some interesting stories.

And we found out that innovation has various and colourful expressions.
Croma is the next one.