Will Wiles is fascinated by an engaging and rigorous history of the production line and how it speeded up the world
Winy Maas, a founder of Dutch firm MVRDV, believes in the kind of high-density urban living only skyscrapers can provide. He talks to Icon about his love of ”intensity architecture” and explains how the pixel will help architects reconcile individuals to collective living
Few designers get to watch their work being ceremonially paraded up and down the country, but that’s how Ed Barber and Jay Osgerby spent the summer of 2012. The question is, after the “whirlwind” of the Olympic torch, what will they do next?
The Barbican's exhibition devoted to Britain's national fantasy figure and his secret service toys invited us to think of James Bond as a kind of design object. As the new Bond film opens, here's Will Wiles on "the drone strike in a dinner jacket".
Suzanne Treister's updated tarot deck offers paranoid fortune-telling for the threatening age of the military-industrial complex and the internet. Find out what our reviewer thought and take advantage of a 40% off reader offer.
The Norwegian chemist specialises in capturing the smell of places and is passionate about the social implications of her unusual line of work.
Has the mobile phone killed suspense? What would happen if our lone hero could get a signal? Will Wiles on the contemporary screenwriter's cellular agony
Speculative fiction writer William Gibson is credited with "predicting the internet" as early as 1981. A book of his essays, written over three decades, brings together his prophecies about "the Net" and other astounding insights on subjects from eBay to Singapore. Here's our review.
Artist Mary Ellen Carroll worked with British studio Simon Dance Design and a mathematician to create a set of furniture that lets you manipulate conversation.
Abandoned since the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the city of Pripyat has spent 25 years returning to nature. Off limits to all but a few, the decaying city has become a magnet for a curious breed of ruin enthusiasts: urban explorers