HUMAN BY WONDERLAND #13
A newsletter about design and creativity, and how they contribute to a better world.
Welcome to Edition #013 of HUMAN, our first edition of 2022!
We’ve written up our top 22 predictions for the year 2022, focusing on everything from fast fashion and climate change to analogue artifacts and working remote. You can check them out below, and feel free to reach out with your own predictions, we’d love to hear them! We’ve also collected our favourite bits of the internet for the start of the year, including work by our very own Michelle Kee. Finally, we’ve finally launched our Sustainable Digital Design platform, which you can read about below, and shared a few photos from English photographer James Kerwin’s ‘LEBANON FALLING’ series.
What we predict for 2022
You will have seen a fair few 2022 predictions spinning out there on the interwebs, and we thought it only right that we add our view on the year to come to the mix. The article below contains 22 predictions that have been written by Wonderland collectively, as well as a bunch that were shared by a few members of our team.
Learning by doing it, by our own Michelle Kee, is the sex-ed class you never had.
Samsung’s new TV remote charges itself with radio waves from your router.
Can you imagine a world where our cities swap cars for trees?
The Altlimbpro wants to turn prosthetics into highly stylised wearable art.
Graviky Labs is turning the soot from car exhausts into art.
FYI, should the need arise, you can now train from Singapore to Portugal.
Climate change could have a sudden impact, rather than a gradual impact.
The future of design is here; but what does that actually mean for designers?
Brussels Airlines operated 3,000 empty flights to retain their airport slots.
Sustainable Digital Design is officially live
While we admit this isn’t so much something that ‘caught our attention’ as it is ‘something we did’, we figured that a little shameless self promotion was harmless if it’s ultimately for a good cause.
Since edition #12 of HUMAN last year, we have officially launched our Sustainable Digital Design platform, which you can peruse at your pleasure, here. You may remember an article or two coming out through 2021 where we discussed our goals with the platform, and how we aim to use it to educate our industry about where and how we can make the digital world more sustainable. Well now it’s a reality.
Over the coming weeks and months (and eventually years) we will be using the platform to add a variety of content, from blog posts and valuable information through to open-sourced code. There’s no profit motive in this move for us. Rather, it’s our contribution to the world of digital sustainability.
We will be writing regular blog posts to share information as we continue forward with our roll out, as well as keeping our instagram pages up to date with valuable information about both the Wonderland studio, and Sustainable Digital Design.
English photographer James Kerwin’s series ‘LEBANON FALLING’ captures the country’s abandoned architectural treasures as they slowly decay and fall apart with the passing of time. In his own words, ‘there is something about the lLebanese mansion. they are impossible to miss as the first thing which draws you in is the romantic exterior. Once I discovered a disused or abandoned house, it always filled me with excitement, as I never quite knew what was going to be inside. These homes were colourful, fascinating, and historic.’
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