Welcome to the project page of Play the Future! Below you will find an overview of what we are doing in this biennial project with links of current and upcoming / past events. Please click on the image below to see the informative pages or navigate in to our drop-down archive.
Scheme of Play the Future
Play the Future is a public project that searches solutions for social innovation utilised with an integrated techno-art design process. Focal point in Play the Future is to research and develop new and surprising visions (frames) through scientists and artists in relation to three big societal themes: Energy, Mobility, Health.
The project consist of hackathons, expositions and forum discussions, accomplished in the context of the Dutch Technology Week and Dutch Design Week. The project is hosted by MAD emergent art center in cooperation with partners, curators, artists and scientist.
In Play the Future the boundaries between science and creative & artistic worlds are being transgressed. An event where design, art and technology meet and new “windows” on the future are being opened. The world faces big challenges to find solutions to global political, economic and ecologic problems, and this project contributes in unravelment to these questions.
An essential connection between cultural development and technological advancement is addressed with this event for a sustainable future. The event is also an achievement of creative and innovative capabilities of Open Data in connection to urbanisation and social innovation.
Our current society is being met with fundamental issues. New existential, cultural and technological concepts are necessary to manage these challenges. This forces a high demand on creative capability of the community, which grants a pronounced role mainly to artists, architects, designers, scientists, engineers, but with a lead for politicians, editors, novelists, filmmakers, directors, game developers et alii.
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// current and upcoming events //
Brain Battle Science Hack Day
// past events //
DDW 12 Hackaton Exhibition
ForumThe diagram of Play the Future over a period of two years.