Superflux create worlds, stories, and tools that provoke and inspire us to engage with the precarity of our rapidly changing world.

Founded by Anab Jain and Jon Ardern in 2009, the Anglo-Indian studio’s early work brought speculative design approaches to new audiences, working for some of the world’s biggest like Microsoft Research, Sony, Samsung and Nokia, and exhibiting work at MoMA New York, the National Museum of China, and the V&A in London.  

Over the years, the studio has gained critical acclaim for producing work that navigates the entangled wilderness of our technology, politics, culture, and environment to imagine new ways of seeing, being, and acting. The studio’s partners and clients continue to grow, and include Government of UAE, Innovate UK, Cabinet Office UK, UNDP, Future Cities Catapult, and Forum for the Future.

 

 

The Superflux team includes its Directors and a core group of designers, researchers and technologists, alongside a growing network of multidisciplinary collaborators. Our agile, networked structure offers resilience and diversity, allowing us to produce work that consistently exceeds expectations.

Alumni

GEORGINA BOURKE
SAM CONRAN
ADIT DHANUSHKODI
CANDYCE DRYBURGH
LUISA FABRIZI
DILLON FROEHLICH
ALEXANDRA FRUHSTORFER
GEJIN GAO
SARAH GOLD
ELVIRA GROB

KRITIKA HORA
MARISA JENSON
FRANCESCA MAZZUCCHI
KATARINA MEDIC
JUSTIN PICKARD
RAPHAËL PLUVINAGE
ANURADHA REDDY
TOBIAS REVELL
MEGAN RODGER
MARK SELBY

PATRICK STEVENSON-KEATING
ZAHRA SHAHABI
RAMIN SHAMBAYATI
FRANCESCO TACCHINI
CLEO TSW
YOSUKE USHIGOME
CAROLINA VALLEJO
MINSUNG WANG

EXHIBITIONS

DRONE AVIARY

Kunstverein Hannover,

Digital Archives Exhibition. 

Location : HANNOVER, GERMANY

Date : 2016

DRONE AVIARY

Artifact 2016, Up in the Air.

Film. 

Location : LEUVEN, BELGIUM

Date : 2016

DRONE AVIARY

ZKM, Globale Infosphere.

Film and Model Installation.

Location : KARSRUHE, GERMANY

Date : 2015

DRONE AVIARY

Ram house, museo d’arte contemporanea villa Croce.

Film and Magazine Launch.

Location : GENOVA, ITALY

Date : 2015

SONG OF THE MACHINE

Cité du Design St Etienne, Culture Interface.

Film.

Location : ST.ETIENNE, FRANCE

Date : 2015

DRONE AVIARY

Victoria And Albert Museum. All of This Belongs to You

Film and Model Installation.

Location : LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Date : 2015

5TH DIMENSIONAL CAMERA

Cité du Design St Etienne, Hypervital.

Mixed Media Installation.

Location : ST.ETIENNE, FRANCE

Date : 2015

DRONE AVIARY

21_21 Design Sight, The Fab Mind.

Film and Model Installation.

Location : TOKYO, JAPAN

Date : 2014 - 2015

SYNBIO TAROT CARDS

Victoria And Albert Museum, V&A Friday Late.

Interactive Workshop.

Location : LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Date : 2014

DYNAMIC GENETICS VS. MANN

Z33, Future Fictions.

Mixed Media Installation.

Location : HASSELT, BELGIUM

Date : 2014

5TH DIMENSIONAL CAMERA

Future Everything.

Mixed Media Installation.

Location : MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM

Date : 2014

DYNAMIC GENETICS VS. MANN

Ars Electronica.

Mixed Media Installation.

Location : LINZ, AUSTRIA

Date : 2013

5TH DIMENSIONAL CAMERA

MoMA, Talk to Me.

Mixed Media Installation.

Location : NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

Date : 2011

SONG OF THE MACHINE

Science Gallery, HUMAN+.

Film and Model Installation.

Location : DUBLIN, IRELAND

Date : 2011

5TH DIMENSIONAL CAMERA

Royal College of Art, EPSRC Impact! Exhibition.

Mixed Media Installation.

Location : LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Date : 2010

5TH DIMENSIONAL CAMERA

The Cheltenham Science Festival.

Mixed Media Installation.

Location : CHELTENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM

Date : 2010

AWARDS

IoT Launchpad Competition.

Winner. Superflux, IoTA, Sciencescope and Virtual Technologies. Innovate UK. £75,000. 

Location : UNITED KINGDOM

Date : 2014

Social Tech Social Change Competition

Winner. Nominee Trust, UK. £50,000. 

Location : UNITED KINGDOM

Date : 2014

Grants for the Arts Awards

Winner. Arts Council England. UK. £65,000. 

Location : UNITED KINGDOM

Date : 2013

TED Conferences

Ted Fellow. Anab Jain. New York. USA. 

Location : NEW YORK, US

Date : 2009

UNESCO Digital Arts Award

2nd Prize. Project ‘Yellow Chair Stories’.

Location : UNITED KINGDOM

Date : 2005

Michael Moore Award

Best Documentary. Film ‘Journeys’ (Producer). 42nd Ann Arbor International Film Festival.

Location : US

Date : 2005

Geneva International Film Festival for Human Rights

Grand Prix. OMCT Film ‘Journeys’ (Producer).

Location : GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

Date : 2005

Design for our Future Selves Awards

First Prize. Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art. 

Location : LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Date : 2005

INNOVATION AWARD

Film ‘Journeys’, Chicago International Documentary Festival.

Location : CHICAGO, US

Date : 2005

Award of Excellence

Project ‘Mandala’ World Design Congress, International Council of Societies of  Industrial Design (ICSID) and DuPont Inc.

Location : TORONTO, CANADA

Date : 1999

International Design Competition

Highly Recommended. Project ‘Mandala’ (National Institute of Design, India),  Apple Computers Inc.

Location : CUPERTINO, US

Date : 1998

PRESS

The Alpine Review: Designing for Uncertainty
BBC Future: The Invisible World Viewed by Drones
Creative Applications: Drone Aviaries & Field Guides
Creator's Project: Man vs. Smart House: A Cuationary Tale
Design Curial: Beyond Phones and Drones: Critical Design and Critical Technology
Design Decode: Design Truth
Dezeen: Headset creates "3D soundscape" to help blind people navigate cities
Dezeen: Superflux research project imagines London patrolled by a fleet of drones
CSD: Imagining Our Drone-Filled Future Cities
Evening Standard: Superflux founder Anab Jain on using technology to turn the blind into super-seers
Leap Dialogues: Interview with Anab Jain
Method: Dynamic Genetics vs. Mann
Motherboard: The City That Has Its Own Operating System
Motherboard: Imagining When UAV's Will Be as Common as Birds
The Verge: Open Informant turns your private messages into public protest
Virgin: How will we live with drones?
Wired: Hug-a-drone project aims to demystify UAVs
Bruce Sterling: Fantasy Prototypes and Real Disruption
Co.Design: From Pixels to DNA: The Next Frontier in Interactive Design
Pool: The Business of Change
BBC: FutureScapes: The digital future in the year 2025
BBC: The Digital Future
Physics World: Other-worldy tales
TED: Fellows Friday with Anab Jain
WSJ: The Call of the Wired
Co.Design: What if a Virus Could Let Blind People See In Infrared?
CNN: Future tech to blow your mind
Popular Science: Designers Imagine a Future More Closely Melded with Science and Technology
MoMa: Design and the Elastic Mind
Wired Japan. The Drone Aviary

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