FutureFest experiences announced
The FutureFest website has been buzzing with activity lately as we’ve been adding dozens of speakers to the lineup. As the festival approaches, our four curators will be blogging about the speakers they’re most excited to hear from at the festival. For me, the best part about FutureFest is the installations, demos and exhibits which allow people to explore future realities and possibilities first-hand. Some of the exciting experiences we’ve announced today include:
- Collective Reality – this is an immersive room which features HD video, multi-screen projections, surround sound and infrared cameras that are used together to generate an environment based on the actions and interactions of the audience in real-time. Collective Reality focuses on the cooperative rather than the individual; a direct response to the current trend of isolating VR and AR experiences. To achieve such an ambitious work, our biggest FutureFest commission to date, Nesta is honoured to collaborate with body>data>space, the University of Greenwich, d3 technologies and Genelec.
- Timeless – a pop-up shop designed by The Liminal Space, and funded by LSE and the Wellcome Trust, that explores fertility and how it impacts the future of women, work and society.
- Cybathlon – curated by Imperial College, this exhibit showcases emergent technology that allows less-abled people to perform superhuman feats. (Such as the bionic arm, pictured)
- We have previously announced our co-production with Roundhouse Radio, Coming Out, which I can best describe as part site-specific theatre and part podcast.
- Last but not least, we're chuffed to partner with Brighton-based maverick design studio Harvey and John to showcase three of their beautiful installations throughout Tobacco Dock: Dancing Spheres, Thought Bubbles and Tropism Well.