Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00

The Internet of Things

Is it worth sacrificing control of our lives just so the fridge can order in some more preserved lemons when we run out?

Published in Crimes Against Design
Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

The cloud

There's something comforting about the wispy metaphor for the network that underpins most aspects of our daily lives, says James Bridle. It's easy to forget the reality of its vast physical infrastructure

Published in Icon of the Month

A campaign to expose online paedophilia using a digital representation of a 10-year-old child won a Dutch Design Awards last month. But what are the wider implications of this development?

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 09:57

Patch Of Sky by Fabrica

Fabrica's internet-connected ambient lights let the user share what's going on in the sky above them

Published in Video
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 09:45

Fabrica: Patch of Sky

The Italian research centre brings a touch of sentimentality to the rising tide of “smart” products with Patch of Sky – a set of connected lamps that show a travelling loved one what the weather is like back at home

Published in News
Friday, 19 August 2011 15:33

Data centres and secret servers

Data centres are the vast storehouses of all our digital traffic, yet security concerns dictate that they remain anonymous: featureless boxes unmarked by corporate logos and hidden in the landscape.

Published in Features