Those were tough times before the 2000s when phones were dialed, car windows were cranked and photography required planning because it was always expensive. You had a roll like that canister on our cover (photo by Markus Spiske) and it was expensive. You could take a picture and then spend more money on trying to see that picture on paper. The you promptly forgot about it.
Now, you just snap a photo and forget about it instantly. People love taking photos so much now, in 2017 there were more than 1.2 trillion shots taken. Images are everything in how we consume information and how we form an opinion of our neighbor. This issue, we bring you options for just that. Everything from gadgets to apps that imitate or transform ideas around us.