Why Designers Are Making Real Versions of Imaginary Objects

Design fiction isn't trying to give us a road map to the future, but it does let us make a decision:...
Naomi Jacobs
4 min read

Future Fragments

While doing the research for "A Visual History of the Future," we collected a huge amount of incredible material.
Darren Garrett
4 min read

The Tacky Cities Of Tomorrow

If imagined cities are an easy shorthand for the world of tomorrow, then the ways we talk about the cities that...
Ian Steadman
4 min read

The Future We Were Promised

What's missing in these visions of the future? How did these visions inspire future generations building the world of tomorrow?
Darren Garrett
6 min read

Humanizing Data: Highlights from EYEO 2018

A dispatch from the 2018 edition of the conference on technology and culture.
Duncan Geere
2 min read

Disappearing Languages and Tooltips

Obfuscating a feature is obviously not a great solution, and it's arguably a total betrayal of the principles I laid out...
Duncan Geere
2 min read

In GIFS: How a Mars Colony Would Work

To suggest that space is a harsh environment is an understatement. It’s a place of extreme and unusual temperatures, unpleasant atmospheric...
Joe Iles
2 min read

The World’s First “‘Marschitect’ Is Laying the Groundwork for Architecture in Space

With private companies setting their sights on other worlds, space architecture is a growing industry.
Vas Panagiotopoulos
3 min read

Black Culture Applied to Technology

An interview with Ian Forrester about Afrofuturism.
Florence Okoye
7 min read

Cage-Free: Can 3D Printing Move Beyond Sexy Dresses?

Feminine bodies have long been used in the world of design and fashion to show off new innovations–can 3D printing break...
Scott Smith
2 min read