Life in creation
do-it-yourself (DIY), 3D printers, self-reliance, open source, urban farming.
cradle to cradle, renewable energy, circulair economy, biobased, green technology.
robotica, quantified self, nanotechnologie, augmented reality, genetics, cyborg, E-health.
big data, cyberpunk, alternate reality, gamification, virtual reality, science fiction, metaverse, cyberpunk.
Make the Future
Design by and for fantasy
The Make the Future program is a bold attempt to bring dreamed future and actual reality closer to reconcile with the aim to develop a higher consciousness in relation to the future of our world. This enables residents, businesses , community organizations and governments to think more free and better informed future-oriented decision and action . Interactively visible and tangible drafts, fantasies and dreams makes inspiration and participation of a wide audience as possible.
The concept Serious Science Fiction is developed in a program that focuses on the links between fantasy and reality in the context of technological and social innovation.
The rapid development of new technology applications have great influence on the social and societal situation . This calls for adaptability and flexibility that are not obvious . Our culture , our social – and economic – and social models are not set to automatically move with the rapidly changing circumstances.
But there are possibilities : both artists and scientists are able to anticipate this with innovative solutions and concepts , and to act as a catalyst and mediator. This they fulfill a social role that historically is not new , but in the light of current developments has never been so urgent and significant.
Innovatively applying 21st century knowledge and technological achievements in the social / civic matters delivers great untapped potential. Social Media, Open software – hardware , cheap electronics, Open Data , Broadband internet etc , but also systemic changes offer a potential disruptive innovations that fundamental changes – but also small and practical solutions – possible.
Life in creation
Can you make all you really need? Build a house? Grow vegetables ? Clothes and furniture ? Apps and build machines ?
What is for you the boundary of self-sufficiency ? What are you willing to create itself rather than to consume ?
Life in creation is about developments such as the DIY ( do- it-yourself ) movement, urban farming , crowdsourcing , 3D printers, design and open source software , bottom-up innovation. People take themselves and in cooperation matters into their hands to create what is needed – often de- centrally and on their own initiative .
Can you live without leaving a trace ? Without that you use raw materials that will never be used again ? Can you green your life and be sustainable, so that you do not use up the planet?
Are you willing to change your way of life to make that possible ? What does your environment , your friends and your family think about that? How should products and services are customized to help you accomplish that?
Circular life is about developing a way of life on this planet that can be endlessly in principle.
Are you still human as your body consists of more than 10 % of artificial parts?And 1% ? At 95 % ?What if these parts determine some of your thoughts and decisions?
People and technology are becoming increasingly intertwined .Nanorobots move through our bodies to watch our health, heal and nourish us .Limbs and organs are replaced or upgraded with robotics , prosthetics and smart materials . Machines simulate the behavior and thinking of people and surpass that .
What does that mean for our existence ? Will we still excist? What choices do we have to make here ?What does it mean for people who do not have access to this technology ?Do you dare to call yourself humanlater? Do you dare to mention Cyborg?
We give up our existence in favor of a “better” life form , or we ensure that we Become ‘better’?
Your phone is more powerful than all the computers together a few decades ago.
The data of the world flows through this device.
And you have it in your hand.
What do you do with such a powerful thing ?
All data is always and everywhere collected.
This new world can be imagined and visualized infinite scenarios.
Life becomes this way a game with infinite lives .
Try everything before you actually live it.
The result is that we get stuck in choice – stress and an abundance of choice options ?
or are we gonna live in a sort of continuous feedback loop , our constantly adapting to new scenarios and events ?What does it mean if we let algorithms have such a big impact on the decision of our free will?
Risk is something of the past?
Will we ever be able to deal with the inevitable existence of our borders ?