The ID Question

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

Isla del Encanto

Puerto Ricans have always found opportunity in the limits placed upon them. Exploring the island’s agricultural future–from community gardens to research hubs, bakers to growers to distillers.
Alicia Kennedy
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.

Communities Have Their Say in Post-Hurricane Sandy Redesign

Competitions for designers who want to repair city infrastructure need buy-in from residents first.
Ros Donald
5 min read

Hollywood’s Digital Worlds Head Deeper Into the Uncanny Valley

Cinematic visual effects are currently in a Renaissance moment. But often this impressive technology is deployed not because it is narratively necessary but simply because it is available.
Morgan Leigh Davies
3 min read

Falling in Love With a Bot Is Inevitable

People form intimate connections with even the simplest of machines–and as bots become more sophisticated, so will our relationships with them.
Jessica Harneyford
4 min read