About the project
Last year I started a project called Envisioned Futures.
Envisioned Futures merges science, design, and fiction by exploring emerging futures that we want and do not want. With LED dioramas inside of mirrored infinity cubes, viewers are presented with a choice to either record a message for other participants (“Talk to the future”) or to listen to these recorded messages (“Listen to a message from the future”). Each diorama houses a unique future and explores what is possible and probable. It is intended to be presented at Burning Man in August. An additional intention is to collect all of the participant recordings and mine them for qualitative data to see what kind of words and feelings are used with each possible future.
I recently received a small art grant to help put it all together. Here is the original rendering that I created to illustrate the concept-