last updated 3/1/11.
2011. Thanks everyone! We're shutting down now-- but the website
will remain up. See you in the future!
16, 2011. We'll be giving a talk at the Somerville Public Library
this coming Wednesday, at 7pm. It'll be at the Main Branch at 79
Highland. Hope you can make it. (Note: The Weekly Dig lists
this as the Daily Dig for Wednesday!)
15, 2011. The very excellent Shareable.net, which focuses on
community and sharing, asked us to write a story on this project!
Take a look at the article,
and their website if you get the chance.
12, 2011. The Somerville News and the Somerville Journal both
wrote very nice pieces about our art show at the Nave. And the News
put their article on the front page!
Here's the Journal's
article, and here's the New's
article. Thanks guys!
8, 2011. The show at the Nave Gallery went down swimmingly.
some photos. Take a look!
2011. This just in! Very glad to announce that futurist Seth
Itzkan will give a short talk on Feb. 5th, as part of our show at
Gallery-- and that Adam Schutzman will play the theremin
2011. We've finalized the details for the art show and the book
reading, and we've also printed copies of our book.
Copies of the book are $12 (plus shipping, if you need it shipped)
The art show will be at the Nave
Gallery on February 5 from 1-9pm, and February 6
from 1-5pm. Visitors to the show will be able to see all of the
predictions we've received so far--and add their own!
There will be
an opening reception from 6-9pm on Saturday. At the reception we'll
be hosting Future-aoke! Visitors will be able to step up to the
mic, and share their thought on the future.
The Nave is
located at 155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville. Hope you can make
On Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7pm, we'll be giving a talk at the Somerville
Public Library. The Library is located at 79 Highland Ave. Hope
to see you there!
2011. The future is here again! We've compiled all of the predictions
we received between February 2009 and December 2010 into one history
of the future. They are here on the website (in the Timeline
& findings section, and in the Participants section)--
and as a free PDF in the Book section.
We're also working
on a print version of the book, which will be available soon.
5-6, we'll be having an art show at the Nave Gallery in Somerville.
And on February 23, we'll also be giving a book reading and Future
Information Session at the Somerville Public Library.
Check back for
more details. Thanks!
2, 2010. We had a busy summer! We had our Future Information
table at a few festivals, and interviewed over 20 people about the
future. We updated the timeline
again to include these newly discovered facts. Take a look!
12, 2010. We updated the timeline section
of our website to include the predictions we received recently.
Take a look!
26, 2010. Meghann Ackerman wrote a very
nice article about this project for The Somerville
Journal. Thanks Meghann!
16, 2010. We finished the first version of the book.
This book presents
what we've found by talking to Somerville community members about
the future. In it, you'll also find official government plans, think
tank vision statements, and various ideas and concerns about the
future from various other sources.
section of the book presents this material as a single timeline.
In the Predictions Archive section, you'll find the actual predictions
that community members made.
a free PDF of this book, click here.
2010. Welcome to the future!
We've just launched
the new website, which has all of the predictions we've received
so far on it. Take a look! They are organized by year in the "Timeline
& findings" section above. The original predictions are
also in the "Participants" section.
the deadline for predictions to the end of this year. However, any
predictions we receive after Jan. 1, 2010 won't make it into the
free PDF book we're working on right now.
7, 2009. The future is (almost) now! The final deadline for
predictions about 2010-2100 is coming up soon. Please send along
your predictions by December 31, 2009. We look forward to hearing
14, 2009. I'll be giving a powerpoint lecture about some of
my findings as part of the SAC's Somerville...in shorts event in
Union Square at 8pm. Stop on by! Here's
the poster, designed by Jef Czekaj.
22, 2009. Auditi Guha talked about this project, in an article
about Artbeat in the Somerville Journal. Here's
18, 2009. I gave a lecture about the future in the Somerville
Theatre, and manned a Future Information Table in Davis Square,
as part of the Somerville
Arts Council's 2009 Artbeat Festival.
13, 2009. Julia Fairclough mentioned this project again, in
an article about Artbeat. Here's
9, 2009. Julia Fairclough was nice enough to have me on Somerville
Cable Access's "Somerville Art Matters" talk show, to
talk about this project. The show was about chronology in art, and
also features Nancy Anderson and Dana Mueller. The show aired twice
a week through the month. Here's
16, 2009. Julia Fairclough was nice enough to write an article
about this project for the Somerville News. Here's
18, 2009. The Somerville News wrote a couple paragraphs about
this project in an article about the SAC today. Here's
29, 2009. The Boston Globe mentioned this project in the news
in brief column of the City Section.
10, 2009. Doug Holder was nice enought to have me on his Somerville
MA talk show, "Poet to Poet, Writer to Writer." Here
is a partial transcript of the interview, which includes some information
about this project.
27, 2009. "The history of Somerville, 2010-2100" is
live!! I hope you'll decide to participate!