Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:00

Keiichi Matsuda: Total digital overload

The designer's films offer a glimpse into a nightmarish sci-fi future in which every surface, appliance and inch of peripheral vision fizzes with data – an onslaught that might be just a couple of years away. Designers, he says, must shape this world – or be shaped by it

Published in Features
Thursday, 22 January 2015 09:53

Dark matter: Designing for privacy

Thinkers in art, technology, fashion and product design are responding to the threat of mass surveillance with a range of privacy-conscious gadgets that have a distinctly villainous aesthetic

Published in Features
Friday, 31 October 2014 00:00

Icon 138: Data

From smart cities to mass surveillance, our December issue – out on 1 November – looks at the complex relationship between democracy and big data

Published in Comment