Douglas Coupland/Marcello Dantas
Anticipation.Assembling the Future
A composite road of anticipation, invention and achievement in creating new perceptions of outcomes.
An engineer of the digital revolution — Douglas Coupland, and a reformer of museum technologies —Marcello Dantas, will meet in Moscow on 18 August to talk about the “anticipation” of the future through science, design, art and technology.
Coupland’s first visit to Moscow will see him launching an open experiment — together with Marcello Dantas — the curator of the Lexus Hybrid Art Seventh Annual Exhibition. The aim of the experiment is to seek a visualisation of the material and substantive environment of the future.
The first stage of the experiment — a public talk — will take place on 18 August in the Digital October Centre, where the key Lexus Hybrid Art 2016 participants will discuss the techniques and instruments that may facilitate collective invention of different versions of the future. The expectations that people of the past used to have with regards to science, design, art and technologies will be discussed, and an attempt to anticipate the expectations of contemporary citizens will also be made.