The future of food

Rethinking the way that we grow, farm and consume food is set to play a huge role in helping us preserve the planet for future generations. But is our aversion to lab grown meats and ‘frankenplants’ holding us back? CR investigates

Do we need a code of ethics for design?

Designers have come under increasing pressure to consider the ethics and potential impact of their work. But what does this mean in practice – particularly if you’re working for a large corporation?

Brands and ‘surveillance capitalism’

With companies capturing information on everything from how we sleep to what we feel, it’s easier than ever for brands to overstep the line with our personal data. Are we sleepwalking into a disaster, or can companies embrace a more ethical use of our information?

Can we get over our aversion to AI?

Scaremongering news headlines and TV shows like Black Mirror have got many of us fearful that ‘the robots are coming’, while the Japanese have been happily frolicking with robot dogs for decades. We delve into the differing perceptions of AI in East and West

What’s next for personalisation?

Access to better data – and better tech – is allowing brands to experiment with more creative approaches to personalisation. We take a look at some innovative examples – and explore what the next wave of tailored experiences might look like

Designing ourselves: The future of cyborgs

In our tech-obsessed world, merging man and machine could be the next logical step – but comes with a whole host of ethical questions. We speak to activist and artist Neil Harbisson about life as a cyborg, and what the future holds for ‘transpecies’

The rise of the grotesque in beauty

Our obsession with perfect beauty is subsiding and being replaced with grotesque, ugly or alien looks. Emma Chiu, Creative Innovation Director at Wunderman Thompson New York, explores the trend


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