Futures Competencies

Lucid Dreamwork 'Dreaming up' new technologies and new technological applications to bring them into being. Analytical Rumination The evolved adaptation that gives episode-related problems priority access to our limited processing resources, simply by reducing the desire to engage in distracting activities (anhedonia), as well as by producing psychomotor...

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Symbiogenetic Enlightenment: To Dare To Sense Together

[Painting by Shoshanah Dubiner, Endosymbiosis: Homage to Lynn Margulis, 2012] Prior to the potential technological co-evolution of digitally mediated emotional interfaces for the improvement of human communication, this paper attempts to establish a philosophical framework to dare to sense together. Symbiogenetic Enlightenment builds upon uneasy alliances,...

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The 8th Sense

This project attempts to portray an inconvenient truth regarding the State of the Art of the field of Futures Studies, as representation of our collective futures. Although voices of concern and voices of protest are clearly expressing their interpretations of situations, the field as a...

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Chapter 1

“THERE IS A LANGUAGE older by far and deeper than words. It is the language of bodies, of body on body, wind on snow, rain on trees, wave on stone. It is the language of dream, gesture, symbol, memory. We have forgotten this language. We...

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Mindspaces

Austrian pavilion at EXPO Milano 2015 The artificially cultivated rain forest had a high level species diversity. The overall integration of biodiversity was explicitly utilizing the architecture in nature to design a regenerative experience for mind and body. 'Mindspaces' was a state-of-the-art retreat center. I was...

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VY Canis Majoris

Valerie was always the tough one, Yekaterina the aesthete. Yekaterina was therefore the one who came up with the idea to give a name to their love; VY Canis Majoris. She thought it suited them. VY Canis Majoris like one of the largest and brightest...

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Fiction Morphing

This research aims to methodologically blend fiction into reality, implying a terminological stretching and questioning as an expansive Osmondesquian mind-manifestation. Fiction morphing is a transformative transitioning from one structure or image towards a novelty, through a seamlessly creative fading technique. Fiction morphing is essentially a...

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From Biopunk to Biointelligence

This text depicts the utilization of a transdisciplinary approach towards building a new metatopical timespace around the vision of the bio-digital fusion. It refers to our emerging ability to hack our biology, a biology that obviously surrounds and constitutes us. Thus, we might intensify the...

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