The ID Question

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

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.

We Made Some Rappers Collaborate With a Rap-Writing AI and Got a Glimpse of the Future of Pop Music

Can a computer truly ever replace human creativity in pop music?
Dave Fawbert
7 min read

Demand Your Share of the Spoils From the Privatization of Space

The commercialization of space raises some uncomfortable questions about exactly where profits are going.
Lauren Razavi
4 min read

The Boundaries of Artificial Emotional Intelligence

If our virtual assistants and emotional laborers are all turning out to be soothing, female-voiced AI, will it close certain gaps for human women? Or will it ratify them?
Leigh Alexander
8 min read