(image source: R. Dorissa's Flickr
about the future at the Somerville Arts Council's "Somerville
in Shorts" event. August 2009.
2010 and 2011, we held a number of events as part of this project.
We set up our
Future Information Table on the street in different neighborhoods.
This let us collect predictions, and talk to people about the future.
We gave a number
of Future Presentations about the future. These talks took
place in people's homes, at the Somerville Public Library, and as
part of Somerville Arts Council events (such as Artbeat and Somerville
in Shorts). At all of these events, people were welcome to share
their views on the future. We had a lot of great discussions!
We also had
an art show at the Nave Gallery. On the walls was a timeline
of the future that visitors could add to. At the reception, futurist
Seth Itzkan gave a talk. We then held Future-aoke, during which
volunteers got up on the mic, and shared their views on the future.
Afterwards, Neil Horsky and Anna Newton played some music on instruments
that haven't been invented yet! (Here
are some photos.)