Disability Futures

We can’t think about the future-of health, of technology, of community-without centering disability; it cuts across every other kind of experience. Disability is central to all of our lives.
Kenny Fries

A Visual History of the Future

Decades ago, artists’ imaginings formed high expectations about the world to come. Were these just fantasies–or was it the work of pioneers whose visions of the future actually helped to shape it?
Darren Garrett
A vast stack of containers on a ship

Postcards From a Supply Chain

A series that traces consumer goods back through the global shipping system to their source.
Dan Williams

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.

Connecting Engineers with Local Community Groups

How UCL’s Engineering Exchange helps experts and activists work together for a better world.
Alice Bell
2 min read

Why Bots Should Be More Like Plants and Less Like People

Our bot ecosystems might be intelligent, but that doesn’t mean we have to be able to talk with them.
Matt Locke
8 min read

Solar Trains Could Help Us Rethink Energy

Harnessing the sun could be the perfect way to convert existing train networks to clean power.
Ian Steadman
7 min read