Back To The Future…
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Back To The Future…

Dear Reader After a ‘bit’ of a hiatus, Curated Futures is back, and readying for 2019! We have spent the last little while out, about and around, pursuing ideas, observing happenings and collating the word on the street. Synonymous with seeking, and translating, inspiration—our reporting highlights the emergent and disruptive edges in creativity, innovation, design … Continue reading

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…And In Other Google Glass News…Keeping Up With The Jones’ (Or The Brins’)

Google co-founder Sergey Brin was recently seen riding the New York underground and taking his work home (or wherever it was he was going) with him. Sporting the Google Glass, a blogger called Noah Zerkin recognised Brin and his pair of incredibly rare specs. Zerkin decided to have a chat with Brin (as it happens, … Continue reading

Through Google’s (Magic Looking) Glass
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Through Google’s (Magic Looking) Glass

Google Glass may not be available to buy just yet, but it’s already showing that it could have plenty of applications beyond just acting as an extension of your smartphone. One application currently being explored is the InSight project (via 9to5Google); funded in part by Google and developed by University of South Caroline and Duke University … Continue reading

Smartphone-Like, ‘NYFi’ Touchscreen Payphone Wins NYC Design Challenge
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Smartphone-Like, ‘NYFi’ Touchscreen Payphone Wins NYC Design Challenge

Earlier this year, the City of New York hosted the Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge to redesign its network of over 11,000 payphones when vendor contracts expire in 2014. The contest received 125 submissions and out of six finalists, NYFi by Sage and Coombe Architects won the public vote. The double-sided, smartphone-like touchscreens would act as … Continue reading