2015 FUTUREPLACES


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 here.

Guests for 2017 include
Doreen Lorenzo, Fernanda Rollo and Steven Brown.


Friday 20 Oct

Citizen Labs
10AM-1PM DMLL / BEACONING @MIL Room 204
10AM-1PM DOC UNDER THE BLOCK session 2 @ UPTEC PINC Cowork
10AM-6PM POWERPOINTERS ANONYMOUS @ UPTEC PINC PhDD studio
3-6PM 33 REMIXES IN 3 HOURS @ UPTEC PINC garden pavilion
3-6PM METAMORPHOSIS OF SPACE @ UPTEC PINC Cowork

6PM – A Propaganda nas Eleições Presidenciais dos EUA, 2016
Exhibition reception and guided tour by José Pacheco Pereira (in partnership with Ephemera)
@ Mira Forum

7PM – Arcade Talk: Roundtable about the role of game jams in culture, education and business in Portugal.
@ Maus Hábitos

9PM – Arcade Room: Showcase of video games from Design, Informatics and Multimedia students at UP and from Porto Graphics previous game jams. All other game creators are very welcome to bring their games and freely participate.
More info and registration at http://portographics.tech/arcade.html
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Open mic with Antifluffy: beat poetry for a World gone fluffy (bring your writings)
Both @ Maus Hábitos, providing the soundtrack to each other



Read our Mission Statement.
Meet our team.
Our fb page has news, comments, updates.

An extensive photographic record of all editions can be found here.
An overview of the various designs throughout the years can be found here.

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.
A CD version will be distributed freely Oct 21 @ Passos Manuel.


 


Program 2016 here. Footnotes here. The full team here.
Global Voices feature here (PT) and here (EN)
Guests for 2016 included Patricia Aufderheide, Dolores Wilber, and José Pacheco Pereira.

The 2015 edition featured Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Jono Podmore, Anabela Duarte and Paul Stacey.

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