Category LabA15

1C | SWALLOWABLE? | EXTENDING SCENARIO DESIGN

Our scenario visualisation of 2050 forecasts the seamless integration of nanotechnology into human biological systems – life becomes smooth, personalised and unhindered. The physicality of technology is no longer felt. Having progressed exponentially since the Great Acceleration, will the alteration of our biological make up and its associated processes be accepted as naturally as our […]

1B | INTO THE HUMAN SYSTEM | PRIMARY RESEARCH

At For Selfish Eggs, we speculate about future technologies that extend human capabilities, improving our standard of living. I talked to Raymond Hayler, a final year medical science student at UNSW majoring in physiology, about where he sees technology moving in the future and whether artificially generating bodily systems will be possible. In your field […]

1A | US, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ANTHROPOCENE | THE ANTHROPOCENE

The Anthropocene is described as the time that humans have been on Earth, categorised by our rapid industrial development through which the biosphere drastically changed. Motivated by self-interests, the declining state of our environment continues, generating a hope that the future will not be bleak as forecasted. We, as a whole, have fallen into the […]

1b. Technology within Optometry – Interview with Chloe Chan

As new advancements in technology surface, we are forced to evaluate our current modes of practice, as well as realigning our relationship and understanding of the effects they pose.  I  recently had an opportunity to talk to Chloe Chan, a second year Optometry and Science student, and gain  insight into her perspective on past, present, […]

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Japan, 2050

In the year 2050, Japan embodies the future of control and efficiency, a subtle and seamless engineering of the lived experiences of both the human and the machine. The future is clean, clear and logical, the system is routed and designed to coordinate order from chaos in order to guarantee efficiency for residents, even if […]

1a. Us and Them: Design at the Border*

At a certain point in humanity’s evolution, the environment changed at a very slow pace. Different generations had lived more or less identical lives. However, we currently inhabit a world of far-reaching technological expansion where borders have become increasingly blurred leading to a gradual scattering of social groups. Our sense of identity, whether it be […]