Future as (Creative) Practice. Hosted by HOLO
American science-fiction luminary Frederik Pohl once quipped ‘‘a good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.’’ He knew that more than engineering feats and scientific breakthroughs, it is unknown unknowns - inherent blind spots and unintended consequences - that define the future, and that every inch of progress comes with greater risk.
Case in point: a raging pandemic, an out-of-control climate crisis, 24/7 corporate surveillance, and skyrocketing inequality. How can we imagine better, more robust futures in times of volatile complexity and rapid change? What tools and methodologies are available to us to improve our foresight and help us think outside the box?
This panel gathers experts who imagine futures as part of their creative practice. With knowledge spanning social justice, architecture, experimental film, and science fiction, they’ll share insights on how preferable futures can be modeled and why narrative and world-building are effective forms of cultural critique.