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

Breaking the Cycle

The future of reproductive health in India, from early ideas about population control to on-the-ground interventions happening now, to a world where men and women share contraceptive responsibility.
Hannah Harris Green

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 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
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The Gut and the Spreadsheet: How Fashion Forecasting Really Works

The science of fashion has become big business.
Simon Parkin
8 min read

Serious Games Finally Find Their Fun

Games often struggle to marry play with purpose–but a new wave of indie titles hits the sweet spot.
Duncan Jefferies
8 min read