200 years after the publication of Frankenstein:
or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley, the story
of the young scientist who created a monster in his
laboratory became a cautionary tale for what can go wrong with technology. But
as Bruno Latour has put it, the scientist’s mistake wasn’t the creation of the
monster but instead not to love and care for the monster he
created. Recent developments in fields such as artificial intelligence, genetic
manipulation or big data analysis may seem like the unleashing of monstrous
futures. But what if instead of giving up, we cared and loved new inventions
however daunting their futures may seem to us now?
The Future Starts Here upcoming -2018 co-curated with Rory Hyde
Like a reverse archaelogy, this exhibition looks at the extreme present to speculate about the futures contained in it. From smart appliances to satellites, artificial intelligence to internet culture, The Future Starts Here brings together more than 100 objects as a landscape of possibilities for the near future. For more information and tickets go here.