Future Collider is a workshop that uses fictional signs and billboards in AR as a starting point for playful collaborative speculation on the future of cities.
It’s hard to imagine a world we don’t yet live in. Before the global pandemic, most of us probably could not have imagined a future where there were signs in the city asking people to keep social distance. Signages in the city capture our desires through billboard advertisements and represent our societal restrictions through signs.
In this workshop, participants are invited to co-create future signs and billboards through fieldwork and extrapolation exercises. The created signs are later turned into a 3D model that gets added to the web AR application that enables anyone to place them in a city.
Workshop by Tomo Kihara & Lily Higgins linked to the project Future Collider.
Tomo Kihara (JP/NL) works at the intersection of play, technology, and society, as an artist, designer, and developer. He creates critical toys that provide a new perspective to complex socio-technical problems in an engaging manner. He holds an MSc in interaction design from TU Delft (NL) and has worked and collaborated with organizations like IDEO, Waag, and Mozilla Foundation on several design projects. His projects have been exhibited at places like the Red Dot Design Museum in Xiamen and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Lily Higgins (US/NL) is a learning experience designer, creative facilitator and founder of The Intervention Bureau. She designs and facilitates game-changing workshops that elevate the way groups work, play, and learn for clients like Google X, MURAL, and The Dubai Future Academy. Her background in design, futures, and gamification come together in immersive learning experiences that leverage the power of play to re-write the rules and imagine new realities.