Superflux were commissioned by the Museum of the Future, Dubai, UAE to produce an exhibition that brings to life their work to become Climate Positive.
Set in London around 2050, Mitigation of Shock is a design experiment in living with climate change induced food insecurity.
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?
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.
Song of the Machine explores the possibilities of this new, modified vision, where wearers adjust for a reduced resolution by tuning into streams of information and electromagnetic vistas, all inaccessible to the ‘normally’ sighted.
Blending physics and speculative design, the 5th Dimensional Camera translates Everett’s ‘Many Worlds’ theory of quantum mechanics into a tangible prototype.
Evidences from a fictional courtcase Dynamic Genetics versus Mann help imagine some of the economic and political implications of synthetic biology and gene therapy.
Song of the Machine project as case study for exploring design ethnography practices.
Over ten years ago, I did a project that explored scenarios of a ‘post-apocalyptic civilization’. It was a time when the rumblings of climate change had only just begun to be felt in the public domain. Today things are different. It’s hard to escape the news, certainly impossible to not experience the actual effects of extreme weather conditions, just one of the many signs of climate change.
This essay was written for our project ‘Dynamic Genetics v Mann’ , exploring the future of synthetic biology.