We’re always on the look out for the next generation of thought leaders, so each year we trawl post-graduate exhibitions for the best in show and invite them to pitch their projects to the TFO audience for a cash prize.
Here are our top 3 post-gradiate students for 2017:
Martina Rocca | Central Saint Martins - Material Futures
It is predicted that consumers will be able to buy emotions by the year 2045 and by this stage an additional 2.5 billion people are expected to attain at least middle-class income levels - creating an unsustainable level of consumption. Using neuroscience and VR, Emovos creates immersive and commercial experiences that replicate the feeling of consumption without the need for materials.
Maria Apud Bell | Royal College of Art - Innovation Design Engineering
Mela is a service company supplying a monthly chocolate box of bacterial cocktails, specifically designed for your health. It monitors your bacterial needs via a disposable Gutbot, an electronic pill which measures your microbiota from inside your body. This data is fed back into your next box of biobons.
Lucy Hardcastle | Royal College of Art - Information Experience Design
Our relationship with the surfaces we interact with have changed, not least with glass - a material we swipe, tap and scroll every day. Lucy's work seeks to reclaim the materiality and experience of glass with Qualia, a concept interpretation of the 'screen of the future' imbued with sensory tactility.