Articles By: Drew Hemment

Chattr and NSA leaks at ISEA2013, Sydney

Chattr and NSA leaks at ISEA2013, Sydney

On the day Julian Assange addresses ISEA2013 in Sydney on the biggest leak in US history, the Lovely Veneer round table presented the Chattr project which investigates how far we will ...

Quays Culture and MediaCityUK

Quays Culture and MediaCityUK

MediaCityUK has risen on the skyline and several BBC departments have landed in Manchester and Salford in recent years. I have done my best to help out, by ensuring the ...

Photography of the FutureEverything Summit

Photography of the FutureEverything Summit

Photos from the FutureEverything Summit are now on Flickr. View a selection of some of the best shots of the Summit here, or browse a wider selection of photography on ...

The Smart City is dead, long live the Smart Citizen

The Smart City is dead, long live the Smart Citizen

So far the debate on the Smart City has focused around the technology being developed and created by large corporations, and ignores the most important dimension of cities, the people ...

Hacking The Future for Twenty Years

Hacking The Future for Twenty Years

We have been hacking the future since 1995. Its a little mind boggling to believe, but FutureEverything will be twenty years old in 2015. Over the years we have presented hundreds ...

Krasnoyarsk Media Art Festival – Snow and Art in Siberia

Krasnoyarsk Media Art Festival – Snow and Art in Siberia

Krasnoyarsk is a city of 1 million people in central Siberia surrounded by thousands of miles of endless pine forests where the Cossacks used to roam. The temperature is minus ...

EUPORIAS Kick Off

EUPORIAS Kick Off

Four of the FutureEverything team travelled to Barcelona for a week of meetings, talks and workshops at the project launch. Not one but three major EU climate science projects were ...

The Co-operative

The Co-operative

The Co-operative is one of the world’s largest co-operatives with over 6 million members. This year they are welcoming the world back to Manchester as the city hosts the global ...

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

The process of innovation with the use of technology when done in collaboration with front line public service staff

Charles Hunter

Charles Hunter

Co-founder and MD of Mudlark talks about the development of the Birmingham Civic Dashboard

Jon Kingsbury

Programme Director of Nesta's Creative Economy talks about their approach to public service innovation

Dave Carter

Head of MDDA gives an insight into Manchester's involvement with Smart City Initiatives

FutureEverybody – FutureEverything Publication

Short essays by participants in the FutureEverything 2012 festival and an overview of the festival and conference programme by the curators. These offer reflections on the FutureEverybody theme, the art ...

FutureEverything 2012-05-15 22:43:08

FutureEverything publications include FutureEverything Reports on projects, Festival catalogues, and The FutureEverything Manual. FutureEverybody – FutureEverything Report (2012) The FutureEverything Manual (2011)

FutureEverybody – FutureEverything Report

Short essays by participants in the FutureEverything 2012 festival and an overview of the festival and conference programme by the curators. These offer reflections on the FutureEverybody theme, the art ...

First ever live score to Metropolis 1927 by Dieter Moebius

Dieter Moebius performs a live score to “Metropolis 1927″ (restructured & restored) – this is the first time that the film copyright holders have allowed the film to be screened ...

FutureEverything Conference 2012 has **SOLD OUT**

We regret to announce the FutureEverything 2012 Conference has **SOLD OUT** The programme of 2012 conference is one of our strongest to date and promises to be an incredible event. ...

FutureEverything Conference 2012 has **SOLD OUT**

We regret to announce the FutureEverything 2012 Conference has **SOLD OUT** The programme of 2012 conference is one of our strongest to date and promises to be an incredible event. ...

First international summit of FAB* at FutureEverything

Thursday 17 – Saturday 19 May FAB*Manchester FutureEverything hosts the first international summit of FAB*, the International Fab Lab Association. FAB*Manchester will bring together members of digital manufacturing, design and ...

First international summit of FAB* at FutureEverything

Thursday 17 – Saturday 19 May FAB*Manchester FutureEverything hosts the first international summit of FAB*, the International Fab Lab Association. FAB*Manchester will bring together members of digital manufacturing, design and ...

Blast Theory’s I’d Hide You website Live

Blast Theory’s I’d Hide You website Live

Blast Theory have launched their new website with a video trailer to give a taster of next week’s live performances for the world premiere of I’d Hide You at FutureEverything 2012. Visit I’d Hide ...

Write Your Own News Headlines

The explosion of social media has turned everyone into a journalist, and everything into news. Via Facebook, users are invited to leave their own personalised messages printed by the MEN ...

Matthew Herbert Pigs Out at the RNCM

Matthew Herbert’s ‘One Pig’ makes its northern debut in Manchester next Friday. In collaboration with RNCM, FutureEverything is making the final preparations for this incredible show. Featuring a stage filled ...

Emoto – London 2012 Data Visualisation

Emoto – Visualising Global Emotion Outside our annual festival, FutureEverything develops year-round innovation projects, including a major artwork for London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad, Emoto – Visualising Global Emotion. ...

FutureEverything 2012-05-13 14:39:12

For over 15 years, the FutureEverything Innovation Labs have consistently broken new ground, each exploring an original theme, and lasting between 9 – 36 months. The projects can interface with ...

The Creative Exchange

The Creative Exchange is a Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy led by Lancaster University in partnership with Newcastle University and the Royal College of Art funded (£4m) by ...

The FutureEverything Manual

Introducing the FutureEverything digital innovation labs, the themes of the 2011 edition of the FutureEverything Festival, and including a number of interesting essays. Published to coincide with the FutureEverything 2011 ...

CitySDK – Development Toolkit for City Services

City SDK is a pan-European project that will create a service development kit enabling the creation of applications across partner cities in the domains of Mobility, Tourism and Participation. FutureEverything ...

Emoto – Visualising Global Emotion

Emoto Visualising Global Emotion The worldwide audience response to London 2012 is revealed in stunning interactive digital displays and evolving 3D sculpture. Emoto provides a real-time manifestation of the worldwide ...

Digital Public Space – FutureEverything Theme

FutureEverything is investigating the potential of something we are calling the Digital Public Space, with our partners, BBC, Creative Exchange and Lancaster University. The Digital Public Space (DPS) will enable ...

FutureEverybody – FutureEverything Theme

Inspired by the extraordinary artistic and political possibilities of new participatory technologies, FutureEverything 2012 presents a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Mass Observation movement and the UN International ...

Oxfam Shelflife launches in Manchester

The Internet of Things live at Oxfam now! A project that first saw the light of day at FutureEverything in 2010 has now launched at 10 Oxfam shops across Manchester. ...

Art Commission at Salford Quays (MediaCityUK)

Art Commission at Salford Quays (MediaCityUK)

Art in the Public Realm Commission. Artist(s) required to develop new artwork in the public realm at Salford Quays (containing MediaCityUK) in Greater Manchester, England. Salford Quays cultural partners are ...

Art Commission at Salford Quays (MediaCityUK)

Art Commission at Salford Quays (MediaCityUK)

Art in the Public Realm Commission. Artist(s) required to develop new artwork in the public realm at Salford Quays (containing MediaCityUK) in Greater Manchester, England. Salford Quays cultural partners are ...

Unforgettable sights and sounds: immersive cinema, digital craft and explosive live music – day four at FutureEverything 2011

Unforgettable sights and sounds: immersive cinema, digital craft and explosive live music – day four at FutureEverything 2011

Cinematic experiences — with a difference — were among the highlights on the last day of the festival weekend, Saturday 14 May 2011, which also included an unforgettable day of ...

Art is the application layer on life – day three and the conference

Art is the application layer on life – day three and the conference

“Art is like the application layer on life.” Rachel Coldicutt at the FutureEverything Conference. On Friday 13 May 2011, the conference covered cultural hacks, camping geeks, emotional computing, festivals as ...

Beyond the Free Wall – Application As Content

Beyond the Free Wall – Application As Content

As a festival with both a packed music line up and Google in the programme, we have watched the Google Music announcements with sharp interest. Google Music looks like an ...

Make friends with robots, its humans we should fear – day two at FutureEverything 2011

Make friends with robots, its humans we should fear – day two at FutureEverything 2011

Yesterday optimism and foreboding warnings on the future collided. One headline theme in the art programme at FutureEverything 2011 looks at how data art reveals a new dimension, one otherwise ...

Up and running – everything is not as it seems

Up and running – everything is not as it seems

The number clicks on to 2500. A wooden box on a wall silently counts and displays visitor numbers. The launch event has only just begun and there are no more ...

Macon Money: FutureEverything Award 2011 Winner

Macon Money: FutureEverything Award 2011 Winner

Game that solves social segregation wins the FutureEverything Award 2011 for creative innovation in art, society and technology. Macon Money, a city-wide social game that crosses between the real world ...