The Future of Space Food

MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative focuses on all kinds of research and preparation for “the day when humanity becomes a space-native civilization, as comfortable in the cosmos as we have been on Earth.” The team (made up of 50+ graduate students, staff, scientists, designers, and engineers) works on countless aspects of space travel, but hones in on two central topics: boredom and food. These …

Moogfest 2017’s Futurist Line-Up

Physicist Dr Kate Shaw, MIT Media Lab's Joe Davis and an art installation from Michael Stipe take the stage at this year's boundary-pushing celebration of technology

Each spring in the United States you’ll find a flock of futurists from myriad disciplines migrating to North Carolina for discussions and celebrations surrounding boundary-pushing technologies. The gathering officially began in New York in 2004, when Moog Music created a one-night tribute to namesake synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog. After growing in popularity and with a desire to expand the platform, Moogfest moved south in 2010; …

Edward Snowden’s Design Will Check if Your iPhone’s Snitching

Edward Snowden has been researching with hardware hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang to design a device that will check on your iPhone—just to make sure if it is (or, rather, isn’t) snitching on you. The case-like creation will access your iPhone’s insides and monitor electrical signals—essentially letting the user know, at all times, if their phone radio is transmitting any information. Snowden spoke to Wired on …