Curated by Heitor Alvelos, FUTUREPLACES has been addressing the dynamics between new media and the socio-cultural fabric since 2008.
A multitude of workshops, projects, talks, creative events and think-tanks has woven itself onto a wide network of local and international resonance.
An initiative of the UTAustin-Portugal Program in Digital Media.
All free, all welcome.
FUTUREPLACES EDITION X: 17-21 October, 2017. Full program imminent.
Not so long ago, social media were heralded as tools for connectivity and solidarity; in some ways they still are, but what we seem to have underestimated is how media are not always necessarily used for common good. So we face quite a few challenges ahead, including the possible unraveling of our perception of truth – even reality itself.
When futureplaces began in 2008, the “future” was largely a utopian projection; these days it seems to have become a constant, volatile alarm sound.
This will be one of the topics addressed throughout futureplaces X.
Upcoming release on futureplaces Audiolab:
ANTIFLUFFY featuring the futureplaces impromptu all-stars laptopestra
On a Sentimental Journey: songs that will not live forever