A Toolkit for the Future

Jul 24, 2018 · 3 min read

Highlights from a one day conference at the V&A

As part of The Future Starts Here, the V&A hosted a day of talks exploring speculative futures: A Toolkit for the Future.

An Xiao Mina

The Civic Beat — the creative side of civic technology (and a whole lot of memes 😍).

Matt Jones

As Prinicipal Designer at Google AI, demystifying machine learning seems to be a big part of the job. Google has a bunch of useful resources available in their AI Library. Recommended reading:

Jonas Staal

New World Summit — developing parliaments with and for stateless states and autonomous groups.

Kei Kreutler

Apparently the open source space tech movement is a whole thing!

“The best way to learn about an industry is to look at its trash…”

Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Creating portraits from DNA is perhaps more art than science 🤔

Bethan Wolfenden

Ever have one of those 1980s kids’ chemistry sets? The Bento Lab is kind of like that, but for genetics. It might not help you create genetically modified monsters, but it does aim to teach the basics of DNA analysis.

Anab Jain

Is it just me, or does this slide look very Star Wars universe?

“One of the most powerful means of effecting change is when people can directly, tangibly and emotionally experience the future consequences of their actions today.”

Luiza Prado

Sinead Doyle

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