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Future Mirrors



Since antiquity humankind has tried to domesticate uncertainty by embodying it in a topos or extrapolating it into known systems of belief. In this manner, futurity is envisioned as a coherent superstructure without really giving serious afterthoughts to what exactly are their components, and how these came to existence.

The truth is that every object, system or belief, even dreams and visions, speaks volumes of the context in which was created, the people and the ideology that crafted it, and more important, its function and symbolism through time. Future Mirrors seeks to draw a cartography of future knowledge: a sort of prospective archaeology.

Departing from their own disciplines and fields of study, we ask diverse specialists to imagine what could be useful and desirable (or abhorrent and thus avoidable) for their field of knowledge.

Participants: Miguel Alcubierre, Vivette García Deister, Raph Kim, Kerry Ann Lee, Geert Lovink, Michael J. Montoya, Ryuta Nakajima, Luis Ortiz-Catedral, Ned Rossiter, Nina Valkanova


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