Kantar Futures Blog

Category: technology

Data for all

innovation, research, technology

Data for all

Oliver Wright writes: Last Thursday was something of a watershed for the UK government. Data.gov.uk was launched, becoming one of a growing number of government portals giving us access to… Read More »

Sporting tw**ts

media, sport, technology

Sporting tw**ts

Oliver Wright writes: Humans have always been predisposed to gossip. French political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville once said “If an American was condemned to confine his activity to his own… Read More »

Bits (or bytes) of the future

media, technology

Bits (or bytes) of the future

Tom Ding writes: You may have noticed that Wired, the ‘magazine about what’s next’, recently re-launched in the UK after a twelve year hiatus. We’ve held off rushing to judgment,… Read More »

Still trusting Twitter

digital, politics, technology

Still trusting Twitter

Oliver Wright writes: Since my last post on the role Twitter is playing in relation to more traditional media, a couple of events have highlighted how Twitter, and social media… Read More »

Trusting Twitter

digital, media, technology, Uncategorized

Trusting Twitter

Oliver Wright writes: The noise of Twitter has reached a crescendo over the past couple of months, partly because of its role in sharing and even breaking news. The fact… Read More »

Impossible polaroids

digital, innovation, simplicity, technology

Impossible polaroids

Tom Ding writes: “One day I will tire of digital photography and ‘get back to basics.’ While my pictures will not be easy to share with friends and family [via… Read More »

Beyond the human

art, culture, technology

Beyond the human

Stacey Yates and Denise Hicks write: Stelarc is an Australian artist and post-humanist who believes that the human body is obsolete. He is acting on his belief, using his own… Read More »

The world in your pocket

cities, digital, global, history, technology

The world in your pocket

Tom Ding writes: When I discovered last week that my brand new phone gives me unlimited Google Maps on-the-go, I had one of those ‘The Future Has Arrived’ moments, able… Read More »

7 million litres of water

sustainability, technology, trends, virtual

7 million litres of water

Jo Phillips writes: Our More London office reopens today after two days of closure following the Great Flood of Tooley Street. Some took the fact that the nearby Greater London… Read More »