Friday, 3 September 2010

Future Everything: Conference Call

‘The best way to predict the future is to invent it’
Alan Kay

The FutureEverything conference invites proposals for talks, presentations, workshops and sessions that relate to and expand the themes listed below. Submissions of innovative formats for social interaction and experimentation are encouraged.

Exploring the interface between technology, society and culture, the internationally acclaimed FutureEverything conference is the crucible that allows artists, technologists and future-thinkers to share, innovate and interact. It has prefigured new trends and is a place where important international discussions take place.

FutureEverything can offer one hotel room night and an honorarium of £50 per proposal selected for the conference.

The deadline for submissions is 24th October 2010.

Conference Themes:


Our most daring and wide-ranging conference strand, bringing you insights into tomorrow’s society, digital creativity and free culture. Taking all of our wildest dreams for the future and imagining what would happen if they really came true is at the heart of this strand.


Exploring future scenarios for smart transport, and looking beyond the transport of everything. How can real-time data systems lead to more sustainable transport? How can travel-time become smarter and more user-controlled? Where are we going and, more importantly, how will we be getting there?

Global & Connected

Remote collaboration, telepresence, networked performance, local/global connections, and group-to-group connectivity are a focus again, following the success of the inaugural GloNet event at FutureEverything 2010.


The opening up of datasets by public bodies and private companies has huge repercussions both socially and politically. What models are emerging for the fair and creative use of such material and what are the implications of an open society?


The future must be for everybody – this was the call to arms from the last festival. A conference strand on citizen engagement will explore how we can connect communities and how citizens can be co-producers in decision making, intelligence gathering and building sustainable cities.


Contemporary craft, digital hacking, interactivities and diy culture. A new maker community is emerging, connecting the culture of traditional skills and materials with modern-day digital production, distribution and interaction techniques. FutureEverything invites makers to create objects, installations and performances that explore the cross-fertilisation of new and traditional media and materials.

Visit their website for further information

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