The Human Machine

A series about the increasingly blurred lines between us and our machines.
Ian Steadman

A Noxious Problem

Smog in cities and smoke in the home cause a huge range of short- and long-term health conditions. Why is the world’s biggest public health crisis only getting worse?
How We Get To Next

The ID Question

Who decides who you are? You, or the world around you?
Anjali Ramachandran

Beats: Space

Space is where we project our dreams–and our nightmares–of the future.

Beats: Food

Food structures our day, and food systems shape our world

Beats: Disability

“Disable” is an active verb, and disability describes the social and environmental barriers that prevent access just as much as an individual body’s physical reality.

Beats: Health

Access to health care is as much a matter of public policy as it is the size of a person’s pocketbook; within a doctor’s office, many factors affect the quality of treatment.

Why Designers Are Making Real Versions of Imaginary Objects

Design fiction isn’t trying to give us a road map to the future, but it does let us make a decision: If a story like this were to become a reality, would it be a utopia or a nightmare?
Naomi Jacobs
4 min read

This Massive Fog Chamber Is a Matter of National Security

As well as testing security cameras and military sensors, it could improve medical imaging technology.
Duncan Geere
2 min read

Giving Girls the Power to Use Technology

An interview with Achievers Ghana.
Florence Okoye
8 min read