Forecasting the future was the mandate during last week’s WIRED25, our second annual ideas festival. Onstage, tech executives and scientists hashed out plans for a better tomorrow, while offstage attendees discussed what those days ahead could look like. Instagram’s chief product officer told the audience it might be a good idea to stop obsessing over how many likes other people get, while scientists from Memphis Meats detailed ways people can be better stewards to the planet by eating meat grown in a laboratory from cells. Alongside these big ideas were also small moments of creativity, like young minds molding slime, building paper airplanes, and workshopping their own science-fiction worlds. When she wasn’t making portraits of the event’s luminaries, photographer Dina Litovsky roamed the Commonwealth Club and captured some of the moments that may have inspired budding geniuses to unlock the next future-bending idea. See what she saw below.
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