NASA Enlisted Artists to Envision the Future

In 1975, NASA began to conceptualize living conditions in space—hiring freelance illustrator Rick Guidice to bring the ideas to life. The resulting works actively shaped the public perception of life off Earth, and do so to this day. Guidice’s illustrations influenced synth-drenched soundscapes, runway shows and popular film—all while being quite literal guides for NASA’s potential population relocation plans (which could house nearly one million people). …

Microsoft’s Prediction of 2019 From 2009

In a video uncovered this week, Microsoft presented their predictions for the tech world in 2019—back in 2009. While some of their ambitions came true—foldable phones, gesture controls and more—much of it was too hopeful. The graphics have certainly exceeded their expectations, but innovation is moving a bit slower; we don’t have interactive newspapers or translucent and ultra-thin screens, yet. Watch the full video at …

The Pulse of the City: Culture Lab Detroit 2018

Insight into the Motor City's future with consideration for the past

This past week signaled the onset of Culture Lab Detroit—the annual series of events that magnify the pulse of the city. Organized by Jane Schulak, the organization’s director, and led by community-engagement specialists Ingrid LaFleur (former mayoral candidate and current artist and activist) and Bryce Detroit (entertainment justice activist and founder of Detroit Recordings Company), guests–including life-long Detroiters, visitors, artists, musicians and press alike—converge on …