The second Book Sprint held by Times Up (Linz, Austria) was held in the first week of June, facilitated by Barbara Rühling. Eleven futurists gathered in a large Austrian ‘villa’ (mansion) on the banks of Lake Attersee to follow up on their symposium Data Ecologies 2014 held the week before.
In four days, they wrote a book entitled “Futurish” to make people curious to think about futures (in the plural). Critically questioning the ability to make predictions, the book rather asks “how can the field of futures help open up conceptual spaces between the “is” and the “otherwise”, the inevitable and the unthinkable?” The book presents projects and tools that allow to do just that in a playful way, using transmedia storytelling, experience design tools, and many others, even generating new ones as a result of the intense collaboration process.
Using poetic interventions and sarcastic drawings, the collaborators challenge their own assumptions made in the book.
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