A Sensible Future
Curated by Jake Dunagan
In Futures Work, our core research materials are images of the future. Metaphors of the future tend to be dominated by the eye and the sense of vision. In science fiction, futures tend toward ocularcentrism. We “envision” the future in terms of what we can see.
In Prostheses for Instincts, Hertrich has created a set of extra-sensory technologies to help us do things that animals can do—or things maybe humans have done in the past, but have now lost the ability to do.
Plastic Century examines the amount of plastic pollution in the 5 subtropical ocean gyres where marine debris and plastic accumulates as a result of oceanic currents and sits floating in what are called garbage patches or islands.
Pinar Yoldas is a Turkish artist and scholar who, works with the medium of speculative biology. In The Very Loud Chamber Orchestra of Endangered Species, she addresses the impact of anthropogenic forces on non-human animals.
Ghost Food is a mobile food truck that puts together sense and food pairings using a wearable device that helps engage smell. Ghost Food has been deployed in Newark and Philadelphia thus far.