Comments on a cultural reality between past and future.

This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Visions of the Future

"Koji Yamamura's vision of the future is based on a painting by Pieter Bruegel." Image Source: BBC.

The BBC is currently running a contest, What If? Visions of the Future, asking people to submit - in a variety of visual media, from animation to tapestries - what they think the future will look like:
This year the BBC is looking into the future, finding out what it holds for health, education, transport and even love. The season is called What If? - and we want you to be a part of it. What does the future look like to you? We want to know and we want you to share your vision of the world as part of our competition - you could even win a laptop worth £2,500.
The BBC invited six artists to provide visions to kick off the contest; most of them came up with apocalyptic pictures. Further information on how to participate is here.

There's a touch of Mordor to animator Glenn Hatton's futuristic city. Animation Still. Image Source: BBC.

"Children's author and illustrator Levi Pinfold's illustration is fueled by concern." Image Source: BBC.
"Spain's 'photographer-poet' Chema Madoz's vision is based on natural resources." Image Source: BBC.
Abdoulaye Konaté's tapestry is a mediation on humans and their environment in the future. Image Source: BBC.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe you will be interested in this online exhibition I did a few year ago about visions of the future. The pictures you show are more abstract than those from the last century for example. I wonder if it is a good or bad thing. Not daring to imagine the future in details, even if the result might become laughable in a few decades, is not a good sign of contemporary society. On the other hand, being abstract allows to express more general, diffuse feelings.