Welcome to the ‘Futurewatch’ blog

Let your mind mooch into the future as we explore the unknown possibilities that lie ahead of us all. It’s Futurewatch, led by Tristan.

Futurewatch > > 20/02/11 > > Electric vest

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

In the future we all have these and we congregate near wall sockets. Sociable types carry multi-adaptors on their person, and extension leads are vital to those seeking active lives. Getting caught in the rain now poses a very serious problem.

Futurewatch > > 30/12/10 > > The Robots are coming…

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

In ten years this is what Kotki Dwa might look like. Marina Gorbis of ‘The Institute for the Future’ (in California) reckons that the next decade will see astonishing developments in robot technology, leading to unemployment amongst the humans. We’ll even have robots in our bodies…

Futurewatch > > 24/11/10 > > Building Nature

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Something which might look equally at home in Walker’s World, this cabin called “The Truffle” is the work of Anton Garcia-Abril and Ensamble Studio.  The structure was created by digging a hole in the ground, filling it in with straw bales to create the negative space within the cabin and then filling the hole with concrete.  The ends of the block were then cut off to reveal the openings.  After this it was over to Paulina, a young calf, who slowly ate the straw bales over the next year and used the cabin as shelter.  The cabin was then fitted with mod cons, a door and a window.

Futurewatch > > 16/11/10 > > Can You See Me?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Hey Tris,

You should CHECK THIS OUT…  scientists have just created a new material that can change the way that light reacts with it.  Early stages I know, but is this the first glimpse of a future full of invisibility cloaks and hidden buildings? 

… I have images of seeing you one day in the workshop sweating away over a fabric that nobody can see!  Imagine.

Tom x

Futurewatch > > 07/11/10 > > Pigeonnovation

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Wanting to “add new functionality to what are seen by many as flying rats” Tuur Van Balen and James Chappell have designed a bacteria that breaks down dirt and have been feeding it to pigeons.  Each pigeon is given a different food, causing them to defecate different soaps.

Futurewatch > > 17/10/10 > > Tape Installation

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

In the theme of Halloween I thought I’d start with this spooky installation by Numen / For Use.  The structure is made entirely of transparent self adhesive tape, cool huh?

Futurewatch > > 13/09/10 > > Hello

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Do you ever wonder what the future will look like? Maybe. But what about the way it feels, moves, reacts. Now we’re thinking. I’m carving a future for myself, in the world of design & technology, and this blog is all about that. Fix your gaze upon the horizon and let’s see what we can discover.