It's almost time for the Gizmodo Home of the Future, highlighting our favorite forward-looking products from design, technology, and beyond. From May 17 to 21 you'll be able to stop by the New York City space to browse the home or pull up a seat in our co-working lounge, and we're also hosting events every day to gather together the people and ideas shaping the home of tomorrow.
All events are free and open to the public, but because space is limited, you must RSVP at the links below. We'll see you there—or perhaps we'll see your telepresence robot.
Are we destined to live in the shadows of luxury supertalls, piloting our self-driving cars into oblivion? Join us for a spirited debate on the future of New York streets, from the sidewalk to the skyline. Experts from the worlds of architecture, urbanism, infrastructure, transportation, and real estate will deliver their visions for the way the city of today can—and should—transform into the megalopolis of tomorrow.
- Andy Bernheimer, Bernheimer Architecture/Gizmodo Home of the Future
- Marc Kushner, Architizer
- Robin Nagle, NYU, author of Picking Up
- Nikolai Fedak, New York Yimby
- Karen Kubey, Institute for Public Architecture
- Annie Barrett, Pratt Institute School of Architecture
- Mayo Nissen, Frog Design
- Jeffrey Inaba, Inaba Projects
- Amy Schellenbaum, Curbed National
- Matt Hardigree, Jalopnik
- Geoff Manaugh, Gizmodo
- and more to come...
- Moderated by Alissa Walker, Urbanism Editor, Gizmodo
Co-Hosted with Kotaku
6 to 6:30pm: Rahul Mangharam and Orkan Telhan from the University of Pennsylvania's brand new Experience Design & Technology Lab, or xLab, will stop by Gizmodo's Home of the Future to present their bleeding-edge concepts and design prototypes that will redefine the technology of home entertainment in the years to come. Taking us over the horizon to see how all the senses will be engaged, xLab's work explores 4D experiences in everything from content-coupled fitness equipment to media-responsive children's toys.
- Rahul Mangharam, University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering, xLAB
- Orkan Telhan, University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, xLab
- Moderated by Geoff Manaugh, Editor-in-Chief, Gizmodo
6:30 to 8:30pm: Following xLab's presentation, the editors of Gizmodo and Kotaku will steer a live debate about the future of gaming, including the limits of gamification and the next-gen interfaces you and your friends will play with next.
- Frank Lantz, NYU Game Center
- Stephen Totilo, Kotaku
- Bennett Foddy, foddy.net
- Kevin Slavin, MIT Media Lab, Playful Systems
- Doug Wilson, Die Gute Fabrik
- Gavin Brown, Scholastic
- and more to come...
May is Bike Month! Join us for a sneak peek at the future of urban commuting from a two-wheeled perspective. This is your chance to try out the sweet rides and cycling gadgets we're hosting in the Home of the Future, and to participate in demonstrations from inventors, entrepreneurs, and designers who are spearheading the boom in cycling and technology in the city.
Featuring demos and workshops by:
- Copenhagen Wheel
- Voltaic Systems
- Mott Street Customs
- Jared Loveless Designs
- Sandwich Bikes
- Siva Cycle
- and many more…
Moderated by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan, Architecture Editor, Gizmodo
The kitchen of tomorrow is often portrayed as a fantasy wonderland filled with robot chefs, time-saving appliances, and meals served in the form of colorful pills. But what will our meals actually look like in the future? How much of our food will we grow at home? And what new sources of sustenance will find their way onto our plates? With our food experts, we'll take a peek at the dinner table of the near-future to see how we'll grow, shop, cook, drink, and eat.
- Emilie Baltz, food designer and artist
- Nicola Twilley, Edible Geography
- Saul Colt, Windowfarms
- Miriam Simun, Artist
- Julia Plevin & Lucy Knops, Critter Bitters
- Moderated by Alissa Walker, Urbanism Editor, Gizmodo
How will we work together tomorrow? It's not just about being independent entrepreneurs, it's about sharing resources in a way that builds community. Bryan Boyer will discuss the ways that co-working is changing and how it fits into the philosophy behind Makeshift Society, a San Francisco-based co-working space that just opened a branch in Brooklyn this month. Bring your own lunch and your laptop if you wish—we've got a great co-working space if we do say so ourselves
Can't fly across the country? Don't want to get out of bed? Soon you'll be sending your telepresence robot to your meetings instead. Join us for some one-on-one time with the new you from Double Robotics to see just how easily your robot avatar will mesh with your coworkers. You'll be able to interact with and operate the robot during this demo—no matter how far away you are.
RSVP here (no need to RSVP if joining remotely, we'll provide more details)
Join fashionistas and futurists alike for an exploration of the future of fashion with forward-thinking industry leaders and creatives. Designers, local fashion brands, photographers, and other New York notables will present their ideas and next-level collections, followed by a panel discussion and cocktail hour. Topics for the night include the trajectory of wearable technology, the changing nature of the fashion industry, how digital culture is affecting clothing design and vice versa, and—most importantly—what we'll all be wearing tomorrow.
- Asher Levine, Designer
- Natalia Allen, Designer
- Ricky Hendry, Isaora
- Matthew Waldman, Nooka
- Tim Richardson, Photographer/Filmmaker
- Moderated by Jordan Kushins, Staff Writer, Gizmodo
Join Elliott Montgomery and Chris Woebken of Extrapolation Factory to discuss and develop speculative designs for the domestic future. Attendees will learn futuring practices to create props, narratives, and visualizations, and use narrative to explore the aesthetic and social potentials of those ideas. Bring your laptop, your lunch, and your imagination. Follow along at @extrafactory.
- Elliott Montgomery, Extrapolation Factory
- Chris Woebken, Extrapolation Factory
- Introduced by Geoff Manaugh, Editor-in-Chief, Gizmodo
Stop by the Home of the Future for a pint of Hop Tech 431, our collaborative futurist IPA brewed with the mad scientists at Sixpoint. Taste the experimental hop known only as HBC 431 with the Gizmodo crew and get a glimpse of where the flavor profiles of American IPAs might. RSVP—with "Hop Tech Happy Hour" in the subject line—to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must be 21+ and we will be checking IDs.
Co-Hosted with Jezebel
Technology continues to change our daily lives, but what's it doing to our lives after dark? From the dating app revolution and a new generation of sex toys to the reinvention of adult entertainment, some of the most exciting home innovations are happening in the bedroom. Join us for a peek at this sultry yet mysterious future with folks from all sides of the sex industry to gain a deeper understanding of how we'll get it on.
- Claire Cavanah, Babeland
- Erin Gloria Ryan, Jezebel
- Ken Hawk, Jimmyjane
- Moderated by Adam Clark Estes, Senior Writer, Gizmodo
Bring your laptop and come work in the Home of the Future—stop by to sit on our snazzy furniture and use our superfast wifi, courtesy of Verizon.
New York's Other Music has supplied Gizmodo's Home of the Future with an exclusive soundtrack of space age cuts hand-picked from Other Music's deep vaults. Bleeps, bloops, beats, and scifi ambience seamlessly blend with the best of experimental rock, avant-pop, and outer astronomical free jazz, in an epic tracklist that has to be heard to be believed.
Working with the inspired team of hop futurists at Brooklyn's own Sixpoint Brewery, Gizmodo has helped brew the next best step in IPA.
A hop so new it doesn't have a name yet—simply known as hop #431—gives this new, highly drinkable IPA its distinctive taste, indicating where beer might be heading in the years to come. Taste tomorrow today with the limited edition Hop Tech 431, on tap fresh from Sixpoint's icy kegs at the Gizmodo Home of the Future.
Hours: 11:00 am to late. The Gizmodo gang will be working on-site all week—with super-fast wifi, on snazzy furniture—and we'll be hosting events every night.
For all media inquiries regarding the Gizmodo Home of the Future, please contact Patrick Kowalczyk at email@example.com.