Hoi! I’m Natalie. I’m a curator, writer, and researcher working at the intersection of culture, technology, design and futures. I currently work at the fantastic FutureEverything in Manchester, and hold a research position at futures research lab Changeist. I’m also co-curator of Haunted Machines. You can read more here.
Haunted Machines (Tobias Revell and I) will be speaking at the Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris at their conference Bot Like Me on Fri 2 & Sat 3 December 2016. We’re delighted to be speaking alongside HM friends Nicolas Nova and Joel Vacheron, alongside many other good folks.
Private Data is the Ultimate Luxury Good – For Vice’s Motherboard. I interviewed artist Addie Wagenknecht about her latest collaboration with The Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde, psk series, which aims to make data worth more than a diamond.
The Multiple futures of Babytech – For How We Get To Next. In which I delve into a speculative scenario surrounding the quantified baby, what questions should be asked around privilege, ethics and privacy?
Who’s To Blame When a Therapy Bot Goes Wrong? – For How We Get To Next. A new piece on the ethics of automated care, future law for bots, and the inevitable, messy, blame game that we haven’t really worked out yet.
Fallow Futures – for the WdW Review (Witte de With Publishing). An essay on why futures needs art in order to assess the damage of progress dogma, to slow it down and see the systems at play.
Research Projects & Scrapbooks
Thingclash (a project with Changeist).