The Technological Revolution Takes Off from the V&A Museum

The Technological Revolution Takes Off from the V&A Museum
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The future of the world, at the V&A Museum it can be found in one-hundred objects, many of which have never been on display in public, on display in The Sainsbury Gallery, considering the impact that these objects can have on the homes, bodies, politics and the cities of the planet. To look ahead at artificial intelligence, the exhibition The Future Starts Here begins with the home-front, where intelligent hardware is revolutionising the concept of privacy, transforming tiny angles of intimacy into authentic broadcasting stations. The impact of digital connectivity on solitude and relationships - as highlighted by an emblematic photo by Hanif Shoaei, which immortalises the artist and his wife glued to the screens of their cellphones - but also the complete series of muscles that it is possible to don daily, or the instruments that help put on make-up or remove the lids off jars, come together with themes like climate change, religious intole-rance and the housing crisis. A self-navigating vessel that picks up and cleans oil spills, and a zero-gravity 3D printer, capable of creating personalised objects without having to think ahead of bringing them from Earth, are just a few of the items on display of the ideas that will revolutionise, in a not-so-distant future, the lives of hu-mans on Earth and beyond.
Samantha De Martin - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London