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Future Perfect 2018

conference | 08.18.18

Curated by Ingrid Burrington

On Friday, June 8, the second-annual Future Perfect gathering at Data & Society brought together individuals from a variety of world-building disciplines—from art and fiction to architecture and science—to explore the uses, abuses, and paradoxes of speculative futures.


Override

Quartz | 07.26.15

Gideon Lichfield

Data & Society’s Intelligence and Autonomy initiative commissioned authors to envision future scenarios for intelligent systems in four domains: medicine, labor, urban design, and warfare.

The future scenario around labor, this story by Gideon Lichfield titled Override, was published on Quartz in July 2015.


The Counselor

Motherboard | 05.25.15

Robin Sloan

Data & Society’s Intelligence and Autonomy initiative commissioned authors to envision future scenarios for intelligent systems in four domains: medicine, labor, urban design, and warfare.

The future scenario around medicine, this story by Robin Sloan titled The Counselor, was published on VICE’s Motherboard in May 2015 along with a commentary by Tim Hwang and Madeleine Clare Elish.


The Minutes of Marshall Jones

other | 05.19.15

Gideon Lichfield

D&S fellow Gideon Lichfield’s short story for the Police Technology and Civil Rights Roundtable:

“The year is 2019, and body cams have become standard for patrol officers in most police departments in the US. The cams and the management software for their footage are provided by a patchwork of vendors, and each department uses its own variant of them, with its own rules and procedures.”


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