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?
Stark Choices is an experiential simulation of life in 2030, where certain current projections around the future of work and automation have been realised.
‘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.
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.
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’
Our brief writeup on how organisations can start tackling the complex, ethical challenges of slippery technologies like AI.
An speculative design intervention for International Development futures.
We were recently invited by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent to speculate, show evidence, and provoke their conference attendees to anticipate looming challenges and potentialities. We wanted to understand: What challenges might face the humanitarian and development sector in the near future?
Our Friends Electric is a short film exploring alternate forms and interactions for voice AI. The project was commissioned by Michelle Thorne and Jon Rogers from Mozilla’s Open IoT Studio. The film explores our developing relationship with voice activated AI assistants, and the future potential of these relationships through three fictional devices.