The long-promised era of robotics may finally be upon us – the Science Museum’s vivid retelling of its past and present allows us to consider the implications for our society and for our humanity, writes Debika Ray
Barber Osgerby's architecture arm has designed a permanent exhibition at the Science Museum that explores 200 years of communications history
With his Heath Robinson contraptions and dark imagined futures, Thomas Thwaites has a intriguing take on society, science and technology
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?
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, the designers of the 2012 Olympic torch, are the UK’s best-known design duo. The self-described “masochists” explain how they design simple things that turn out to be fiendishly difficult to make.