We all wish we could see into the future. A group of six Drexel Interior Architecture + Design grad students have actually managed to do it.
As part of their residency at Drexel’s Design Futures Lab, the six students were tasked with creating “near future speculations”—prototypes of technology that could exist five to ten years from now.
The students collaborated with experts in everything from ecology and biology to biomedical engineering and computer science.
Check out our slideshow of their awesome work.
1: Students in Drexel’s Design Futures Lab prototyped techonology that could exist in 5-10 years
2: “Synthetic Biology: The Future of Adaptive Living Spaces” by Tashia Tucker
Bacteria detecting countertops sense when your food is contaminated.
3: “Technology at the Threshold” by Megan Mitchell
Inside the igloo-like decompression chamber, changing lights and flowing air give visitors a relaxing, distressing experience.
4“Deviant Wear: Remediating Technology and the Urban Experience” by Kim Brown
Wear the jacket and scarves, and when you pass by “graffiti” that has been installed throughout the city, the clothing will play audible information
5: “Sculpted Interactive Terrain” by Katie McHugh
The “smart bed” is embedded with sensors, and changes shape as you interact with it.