Maharam is proud to support “I’m The President, Baby”, an installation by @mirandajuly that’s currently on view at @vamuseum in London as part of #TheFutureStartsHere, an exhibition of 100 objects that propose a landscape of possibilities for the near future. An artist, filmmaker, and writer, #MirandaJuly’s contribution is made from #MaharamTextiles. Four velvet curtains operate in real time through repurposed smart home and mobile technology triggered by the actions of her friend, Oumarou Idrissa, who lives in Los Angeles and is the founder of @afrikicks. Linked to Idrissa’s phone and bed, each of the four curtains opens or closes depending on whether Idrissa is asleep; on WhatsApp, messaging his family and friends in Niger; on Instagram; or on Uber, which he drives for and is how the two first became connected. (July was en route to interview @badgalriri for @tmagazine.) While this type of surveillance would have endangered him only a few years ago, before he became a naturalized US citizen, it now offers a high-tech glimpse inside the psychic reality of one American immigrant’s life across continents and time zones. On view through November 4. Photography by @elizabethrweinberg.