On Bank Holiday Monday, 7th May, 'Start the Week', a popular BBC Radio 4 Show presented by Andrew Marr, invited Nick Harkaway, Simon Ings, Charles Arthur and myself to discuss some ideas around our collective 'digital future'.
We at Superflux are big fans of New Scientist's Arc magazine, and it was great to be discussing the space between design and science fiction with Simon Ings, Arc's editor. Nick Harkaway's book The Blind Giant is a great read, highly recommended, and he kicked off the session with some intriguing insights into our digital lives and individuals' powers of decision-making. Charles Arthur, the Guardian's Chief Technology Officer, talked about his new book, Digtial Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft, an incisive look at the way these 'stacks' operate, fighting for power, people, and that greatest of prizes: 'innovation'.
I really enjoyed Andrew Marr's take on our work at Superflux, and was surprised by his eagerness to hear all about our projects – from prosthetic vision and 5th dimensional camera to the synthetic bees. Following which, Charles reckons we should be looking into asteroid mining – next lab project, maybe?
In case you missed it, you can a listen to the podcast here.