Scienceworks, Melbourne’s science museum, has just opened an amazing new long-term exhibition called Think Ahead. The launch was on 4 December and I was lucky enough to be invited along because my association with this extraordinary project goes back to early 2013.
Not long after 10 Futures was published, I had an email from Kate Phillips, an exhibition curator at Scienceworks. She let me know that Scienceworks was planning a major exhibition looking at the future. She was, naturally interested in 10 Futures and the process I’d gone through in putting it together. We email chatted and I shared some of the research sites and resources I’d used in my imaginings of the future.
Now, nearly two years later, Think Ahead is here in all its glory. It’s a marvellous exhibition, full of fun interactive activities and experiences ranging from robots to recycling to constructing your own virtual city to making yourself teleport Star Trek style.
On top of all this, I am a museum exhibit.
One of the features of Think Ahead is a number of listening posts, places where futurologists(!) muse about the where we’re going as a species. One of these esteemed prognosticators is Australian novelist, imagineer and thinker, Michael Pryor :-).
Go and see Think Ahead and start imagining the future you want to make.