The first Information is Beautiful Awards were recently held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London and we have been checking out the winners. The awards are named after David McCandless’s best-selling book, and are a celebration of ‘excellence and beauty in data visualisations, infographics, and information art.’

We were particularly impressed by Michell Zappa’s silver winning infographic entry, Envisioning emerging technology for 2012 and beyond. The infographic presents a fascinating forecast of emerging technologies in a range of different industries such as artificial intelligence, geo-engineering, biotechnology, and ubiquitous computing. Predictions include skin embedded screens in 2030, and a space elevator and programmable matter in 2037.

If you’re looking for insights into future technology, we think it’s definitely worth a look!