Rory Hyde ProjectsWriting
The Future Starts Here
Exhibition catalogue
V&A Publishing, 2018

Published alongside The Future Starts Here exhibition at the V&A, 2018. 
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What makes us human?
We are all connected but do we feel lonely?
Does democracy still work?
Are cities for everyone?
Should the planet be a design project?
If Mars is the answer, what is the question?
Who wants to live forever?

The world of tomorrow is shaped by the emerging design and technology of today. Bringing together a range of objects either newly released or in development, The Future Starts Here imagines where our society might be headed. Cute but intelligent robots, massive unmanned aircraft that deliver internet access, crowdfunded buildings, tools printed in space, mysterious black boxes that understand genetic codes - how can these objects affect the way we live, learn and love? And how are they challenging our understanding of what it means to be an individual, a citizen, a crowd or a species? 

Table of contents

Introduction by Rory Hyde and Mariana Pestana

Engineering at Home by Anne Galloway
iPhone by Corinna Gardner
Jibo by Mariana Pestana
Eenmaal by Leanne Shapton

SuperCitizen Suit by Justin McGuirk
Luchtingel by Kieran Long
My Aleppo by Alex Kalman
Aquila by Teju Cole
BRCK by An Xiao Mina
Stop Killer Robots by Richard Moyes

Tree Antenna by Natalie D. Kane
ONKALO by Susan Schuppli
Great Green Wall by Jennifer Kabat
Made in Space by Zara Arshad

MinION by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
Cryonics by Anders Sandberg
DeepMind by Rory Hyde

Futures in the Making by Arjun Appadurai

Notes and acknowledgments

Edited by Rory Hyde and Mariana Pestana with Kieran Long
Assistant editor Zara Arshad
Graphic Design by Julia
V&A Publishing