EXPLORING THE EDGES OF THE FUTURE: 2017 AND BEYONDby Kim Coston

EXPLORING THE EDGES OF THE FUTURE:
2017 AND BEYOND

future-abstract-eyeThis happened in London, in September 2016 … and the world is still quaking in the January 2017 wake of a new groundbreaking showcase where seven pioneering artists and designers shared their concepts, thoughts and how they are influencing the future.

Some examples …

IDENTITY: Body Hacker & Innovation Architect Yifei Chai
Yifei’s Pretender Project allows you to hack someone else’s body, challenge identity perceptions and make you rethink how technology and Virtual Reality will affect our sense of selves.

bodyhackdiagramHEALTH: Body Architect & Sci-Fi Artist Lucy McRae
Lucy explores the future of the body, how to condition the human body and mind, how far humans can be pushed to extremes, or alternative ways to evolve human resilience.

Fast Company and WIRED named her one of the top 50 people shaping the future.

Her TED talk has over 1,400,000 views. She invented the Swallowable Parfum, The Future Day Spa, and her latest project “The Institute of Isolation” examines extreme experiences like isolation that might shift brain patterns, and be a method for evolving human capacity.

futureofhealth-lucymcraeFOOD: Experientialist & Culinary Maverick Ido Garini
How eating and drinking rituals have become one of our most important forms of self- expression. “We will eat ideas, cook concepts,” says Ido Garini, founder of food designer Studio Appétit — “food will become a medium for innovation … in every area of culture and design.”

studio_appetit_future_of-1024x576Studio Appétit consists of three brands:

– The Atelier “Appetizing Lab”: a research + futurescaping lab that produces creative work, edible installations, product design and new platforms.

– ISM: a creative agency for food and hospitality industries.

– Room-Service: a boutique concept house and consultancy for the hospitality industry.

ART: Digital Artist & Curator Margot Bowman
Demonstrating how GIF art is quickly becoming the art form, Margo has collaborated with Nike, McQueen, Mini, AnOther Magazine, Diesel, Converse and Selfridges as well as exhibiting internationally and co-founding 15Folds — a GIF art gallery in 2012.

margotbowmanSOUND and MOVEMENT: Sound Traveler & Movician Di Maidstone
Creating sonic instruments that combine sculpture, dance and technology, Di is founder of the Human Harp, a digital musical device that transforms suspension bridges into giant harps so that people can interactively play them.

giantharp-or-suspensionbridge_Di develops sonic instruments that are “body-centric” and transform physical movement into sound via digital technology. “Movician” Di describes the player of her wearable instruments: “part-mover part-musician.”

Information
Conference Video
thefutureof.com

Conference websites
www.futureof.com
www.propela.co.uk/our-conference/

Yifei Chai
Unit9.com
vimeo.com

Lucy McRae
thecreatorsproject.vice.com
vimeo.com

Ido Garini
studioappetit.com
@StudioAppetit (on twitter)

Margot Bowman
Margotbowman.com

Di Maidstone
Dimainstone.com


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