What It Will Take to Inspire Hope for a Better Tomorrow
Visitor data from the Smithsonian’s FUTURES exhibition provides a road map for how to navigate the world ahead
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At New 'Futures' Show, Big Dreamers and Changemakers Activate a Better Way Forward
Smithsonian’s 175th anniversary exposition opens with big-name speakers, family fun and a 21st-century peek into the world ahead
Secretary Lonnie Bunch on What Excites Him About the Smithsonian's New Futures Exhibition
One of Smithsonian’s most storied buildings is reopening with an eye toward humanity’s great potential
Is This Weed-Spotting, Yield-Predicting Rover the Future of Farming?
The robot, developed by Alphabet Inc.'s X, will make its public debut at the Smithsonian
In the Face of Rising Seas, Are Floating Cities a Real Possibility?
A scale model of Oceanix City, a concept capable of supporting more than 10,000 residents, will be featured in the Smithsonian's upcoming 'Futures' exhibit
The Pioneering Sci-Fi Writer Octavia E. Butler Joins a Pantheon of Celebrated Futurists
The author’s career is honored by a newly commissioned work by digital artist Nettrice Gaskins
This Graphic Artist's Olympic Pictograms Changed Urban Design Forever
Having lived through Germany's Nazi regime, Otl Aicher went on to pioneer democratic design
The Storied Past and Inspiring Future of the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building
It was once the Institution's most forward-looking museum. Soon it will be again
Immerse Yourself in Five Alternate Worlds Envisioned by Leading Artists
The Smithsonian's "Futures" exhibition features commissions by Beatriz Cortez, Nettrice Gaskins, Soo Sunny Park, Devan Shimoyama, Tamiko Thiel and /p
Does Fish Skin Have a Future in Fashion?
To promote sustainability in the industry, designer Elisa Palomino-Perez is embracing the traditional Indigenous practice of crafting with fish leather
A New, Interactive Sculpture by Suchi Reddy Illuminates Our Hopes and Fears About the Future
The A.I.-powered installation, a hallmark of the Smithsonian's upcoming "Futures" show, promises something never seen or experienced before
What If Humans and Artificial Intelligence Teamed Up to Build Better Communities?
Smithsonian’s 'Futures' exhibition team and Autodesk announce groundbreaking interactive experience to showcase a bold new problem-solving philosophy
Smithsonian's 'Futures' Exhibition to Feature Virgin Hyperloop's Record-Breaking Transportation Pod
Virgin Hyperloop's Pegasus vehicle will be on display for viewers to take a closer look at its interior this fall
From Floating Cities to Biodegradable Burial Pods and Flying Cars, the Smithsonian Envisions a Multitude of Futures
The Arts and Industries Building will reopen this November with a thought-provoking exploration of what lies ahead for humanity