The Futures Issue does not predict The Future. Instead, it is our attempt to demystify how the idea of The Future is constructed—a toolkit for building our own alternative paths forward.
This issue sets out to answer some fundamental questions. Why do certain technologies get funded into existence over others? What factors determine whether those transformations are used for the benefit of the few or the good of the many? What paradigms must be rethought if we have any hope of staving off climate disaster and future pandemics? This approach, we hope, will yield new ways of dreaming forward—against nostalgia and all-consuming pessimism. See for yourself.
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These pencils are manufactured by Sprout and come in a pack of 5: basil, thyme, sunflower, daisy, and cherry tomato. They are non-toxic, made from certified wood and 100% natural graphite, and are topped with a biodegradable capsule containing seeds. Write your heart out, and then grow them by placing the green end in soil. Place the pot in sunlight and water frequently.
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How has biology contributed to inequities in our society? How could our field contribute to a fairer world in the future? We explore all of this and more in our most important issue yet.
The past two years have shown us the high cost of the inequities in the bio-sciences: biomedical racism manifesting in vastly disparate health outcomes, and a widespread suspicion of biotechnological innovation. The stories in this issue trace where these inequities come from, how they manifest today, and what we can do to overturn them. Our authors also explore the other side of equity — shares in a corporation — and how the companies we work for can perpetuate social inequality. Featuring a diverse cast of writers and illustrators, a coloring book page, and a sticker sheet from Two Photon Art, this 140 page coptic-bound publication offers a glimpse into a more equitable world, one that all of us have a stake in. Pay what you can for it.
Nature offers tantalizing examples of the magical properties of biology—self-assembly, self-repair, self replication and more. In our first print issue of Grow, we explore the complexities behind what that means for our growing ecosystem.
In The Nature Issue, we ask questions like: how natural is the forest, anyway? What if you woke up and everything around you was alive? Can biotech interventions prevent the mass extinction of coral reefs? Read all of this and more in this 80-page publication.
Beauty is often considered a superficial quality, but it has tremendous power over us. An expression of our ever-evolving and surprising diversity, beauty can inspire great joy and creativity, but it can also become a tool of oppression. In Grow’s second print issue, we explore biology’s most mysterious trick in all its facets.
How did beauty evolve? How do animals experience it, and how does their gaze differ from ours? What does natural beauty mean in our increasingly abstract world? How do aesthetic standards perpetuate ableist and racist ideas, and what can we do to end that cycle? Will synthetic biology become part of the problem, or can it be part of the solution, helping us reimagine the tools that shape how we see the world? This is not your typical beauty magazine. Featuring essays, conversations, and artistic works, this 80-page publication offers a glimpse into a world of beauty without boundaries.