Can you imagine different tomorrows? What would it be like to live in that world? How do you think technologies being developed today will affect our tomorrow?
This meetup aims to build a creative and collaborative space to combine world-building techniques with design fiction to discover unseen potential futures. Join us to speculatively build prototypes of possible tomorrows, represent worlds and understand the implications of our potential futures. Our aim is to learn from each other and have fun while reflecting on problems related to topics such as the future of technology, artificial intelligence, climate change, sustainability and social justice, so as to imagine together the future we want (or don’t). The ‘how’ is open, through writing, art, short films, prototypes, mementos of experiences and anything that inspires us and the people around us.
“The beauty of dystopia is that it lets us vicariously experience future worlds - but we still have the power to change our own”. Ally Condie
What to expect?
We are just starting! This project is very much an evolving one and we expect things to change as more people get involved. If you are interested and want to brainstorm more ideas, please get in touch.
We would like the project to include the following: - Topics Generation Sessions: let’s gather and brainstorm topics of interest - Design Fiction Sessions: we all imagine possible futures for a specific topic we’ve picked for the day - Creative Sessions: time to create with the stories we came up with - writing, painting, drawing.. anything you fancy! - Educational Sessions: we’ll invite experts in the field to share their experience on some of our topics