FUTURE ROOM – 360˚- fulldome installation

“The future is what you make of it! We cannot foresee the future, but we can shape it.” According to this motto, the Future Room provides thought and visions for the future. It is a virtual knowledge space that shows us imagined futures in which visitors can interact via a voice recognition system. The work takes the form of fourteen information clouds visualized in an immersive dome environment. Visitors are invited to choose one of the themes by speaking into a microphone. This sets off the screening corresponding to their choice: Artificial Intelligence, Education, Energy, Evolution, Finance, Genome Editing/ CripsR, Information, Quantum Physics, Migration, Politics, Religion, Urbanisation or Work. Encapsulated in a cloud of information, the future will only be visible where we strive to imagine it. The Future Room is a participative fulldome installation. Metaphor for a predicting machine, it displays a set of questions, pieces of information, and visions of the near future of our society. The Future Room is both utopia and dystopia.

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Artistic concept: Martin Kusch, Ruth Schnell / Artistic direction: Martin Kusch / 3D-Visualization: Johannes Hucek, Martin Kusch, Malte Niedringhaus / 3D-Modelling and Animation: Malte Niedringhaus / Digital voices composition: Alexandre St-Onge, Marie-Claude Poulin / Sound design: Alexandre St-Onge / Choreography: Marie-Claude Poulin / Programming: Johannes Hucek / Sound wave and ambisonic programming: Patrik Lechner / Collaboration: Laurus Edelbacher

Commission:
Gerald Bast, Peter Weibel

Co-production:
SAVATAP, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

With the support of:
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts

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2019

Openings festival,
Vienna, AT

Understanding Art & Research, UCLA,
L.A., USA

Understanding Art & Research
Museum for Applied Arts MAK,
Vienna, AT

2018

Understanding Art & Research,
NTU, Singapore, SG

Aesthetics of Change Exhibition, Museum for
Applied Arts MAK, Vienna, AT

Society for Arts and Technology,
Montreal, CA