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

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 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

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.

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

The Opening of the Northwest Passage

As communities in the far north cope with the coming changes, one thing is for certain: The environment that they have known for hundreds of years is beginning to alter, in many ways irrevocably.
Greg Noone
10 min read

Refugee Innovation

Technology that’s changing the lives of people fleeing persecution.
Duncan Geere
1 min read