From future(s) of work, to AI-led organisations and post-truth politics, here’s a glimpse of our projects and activities from this year.
Instant Archetypes: A New Tarot for the New Normal is our new futures toolkit to activate creative and critical thinking through live storytelling, problem-solving and insight exploration. Now on Kickstarter!
Cartographies of Imagination is an essay about our project MAPLAB, where we develop cartographic imaginaries of Eindhoven with children. The project’s ambition is to show city planners, decision-makers and technologists, how our cities could be different if we consider children as key fellow citizens, rather then future citizens.
Our brief writeup on how organisations can start tackling the complex, ethical challenges of slippery technologies like AI.
At the end of April, I gave the opening talk at the TED 2017 conference ‘The Future You’ in Vancouver. Today, I am excited to finally be able to share it with you.
Set in London around 2050, Mitigation of Shock is a design experiment in living with climate change induced food insecurity.
‘Trigger Warning’ is a fast-paced journey through a city of memes. Switching between various first-person perspectives, the film embodies the current culture clashes bubbling away beneath the surface of the city.
Stark Choices is an experiential simulation of life in 2030, where certain current projections around the future of work and automation have been realised.
Tech fixes are typically implemented from the top down, promising a seamless experience in which gadgets blend into the background, effortlessly improving lives. The reality is, however, that such solutions are often designed for fictional characters – theoretical end users whose daily realities aren’t taken into account. In real life, new technologies never function as promised: there are always glitches and unintended consequences. So what would a future look like in which we apply technology to support the UK’s ailing social care system?
The third event in our ‘Future(s) of Power series: an experiment using the method of sortition for a Citizens Assembly on Algorithmic Power.
A series of films that help visitors comprehend the contexts and consequences of new technologies, products and systems.
Produced for the V&A’s landmark show ‘The Future Starts Here’