The Factors of Futuring

[Image: The poster, designed by Brian Roettinger, for MADE UP: Design’s Fictions; view larger].

For those of you near Pasadena tomorrow evening—Friday, 11 March—the Art Center College of Design will be hosting a panel discussion at 7pm called “Get Real.” It features Jason Tester from the Institute for the Future, Ian Sands from Intentional Futures, and myself.

We’ll be discussing what the Art Center describes as “the factors of futuring: promises v. predictions, the made up made real, gleam v. glum, props for props, and future fatigue.”

Our panel coincides with the closing of an exhibition there called MADE UP: Design’s Fictions. Curated by Tim Durfee, MADE UP “presents the work of major and emerging international practices that forecast, hypothesize, muse, skylark, role-play, put-on-airs, freak-out or otherwise fake-it to produce work that is relevant to our increasingly confusing and accelerated world.” Among many other projects, it includes work by Protocol Architecture and Thomas Hillier, both first seen here on BLDGBLOG.

So if you’re in the neighborhood, it’s free and open to the public, and it all kicks off at 7pm; here’s a map.

One thought on “The Factors of Futuring”

  1. Excellent. Wish I could be there. Will there be an audio or video recording, or transcript?

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