emerging tech

Welcome to The Dept of Next.

Emerging tech moves fast, and it’s tough to keep up with it, and to figure out what’s hype and what’s useful. That’s why we created the Dept of Next, to do the work for you.

Each day we unpack the potential of new creative tools, from AI image generators to mixed reality. Through how tos, interviews and case studies, we show real ways people are starting to use emerging tech – no hype, just honest insights.

Our weekly newsletter then wraps the must-know updates, so you get the field’s pulse without slogging through blogs. We cut to what moved the needle and hint at longer-term impacts on your work.

The Dept isn’t here to predict – this site is about navigating what’s practical now. We’re a crew of writers, researchers and early adopters here to help you experiment realistically.

Stay ahead of the curve and stay informed with The Dept of Next. Join our community below to discover how thoughtful innovators worldwide are using emerging tech to progress.