‘Once Upon A Future’, Thursday 21st May, 4-7pm
Once Upon a Future was a two-part evening of stories from the future produced by Design Informatics and Creative Edinburgh.
Like Roy Batty, many of our speakers have seen things that will be part of our everyday in the near future. From Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion, to c-beams that glitter in the dark, a host of short stories will give us an insight into how unevenly distributed the future really is.
Anna Day is the Manager of UNESCO, City of Design, Dundee. She is also a cultural project manager for the University of Dundee, Director of Literary Dundee and co-programmer for Pitlochry Winter Words. She is founder of a publishing company which produces books for children, Playroom Press. You can watch Anna’s talk here.
Don McIntyre: Programme Director / Creative Technologist at Glasgow School of Art’s Institute of Design Innovation.
David Cleaves: Creative Director at Frog Design, Munich. Frog is a global product strategy and design firm which focuses on design and innovation that advances the human experience. Watch David’s talk here.
With a public lecture by Madeline Ashby, science fiction writer and strategic foresight consultant, who provided us with a public lecture / story. Ashby’s debut novel ‘vN’ and its follow-up ‘iD’, explore self-replicating humanoids, Rapture sects, giant squids and fast food robots. She is also well-known for her short story Social Services written for the Institute for the Future’s collection of original science fiction stories. You can watch Madeline’s talk here.
Thank you to everyone who came along to what was a wonderfully quirky, memorable evening.
Photographs by Lindsay Perth @ Lippi Photography (http://www.lippi-photography.co.uk/)