Rewatch: Futures Brought to Life

Live-Streams from the Symposium, assembled by Time’s Up at Café Exchange, from 12 & 13 May 2022 (in English)

From Immersion via Agency to Engagement

Day 01

  • Superflux (Anab Jain) – You Can Only Be The Revolution

  • Katharina Unger / remote – Farming insects: from speculation to industrial technology

  • Extrapolation Factory (Chris Woebken & Elliott P. Montgomery) / remote – A decade of participatory futures

  • Alex Davies / remote – The Present Edge of a Very Near Future

  • Time’s Up – Sweaty Futures, Snooping and Joy: Social Immersion in Experiential Storyworld Futures

  • FoAM (Maja Kuzmanovic & Nik Gaffney) – Life, life support and the afterlives of (im)possible worlds

Day 02

  • José Ramos – What Can we Learn from a Conversation with Three Mythological Beings from the Futures?

  • Paul Graham Raven – The limit(ation)s of literacy: meandering toward a (trans)media ecology of futures

  • The Yes Men (Andy Bichlbaum / Jacques Servin) / remote – Fiction can sometimes lead to reality

  • Lucy Kimbell – Prototyping social and policy futures

  • Changeist (Scott Smith & Susan Cox-Smith) – Calibrating Experiences

  • Sophie Howe – Why [do] we need a Future Generations Commissioner[?]

This symposium investigates the ways experiences of a possible future enable engagement with futures in general and thus provide a sense of agency. Bringing together some of the most innovative and experimental future practitioners from the fields of Speculative Design, activism, policy, business and the arts, this symposium will broaden our horizons.

About Time’s Up:

Time's Up investigates the possibilities of haptic interactive human scale immersive environments. As a laboratory for the composition of experimental situations, Time's Up creates narrative spaces, especially in the context of constructing experiential models of possible futures and building physical narratives that explore contemporary sociopolitical issues.

Futures Brought to Life is part of Curiouser and Curiouser, cried Alice: Rebuilding Janus from Cassandra and Pollyanna (CCA), an art-based research project by Design Investigations (ID2) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Time's Up. It is supported by the Programme for Arts-based Research (PEEK) of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): AR561.

All Time’s Up activities are also kindly supported by Bundesministerium Kunst, Kultur, öffentlicher Dienst und Sport BMKOES, Linz Kultur, Kultur OÖ und LinzAG