Wild Posting Futures BBQ
May 24, 2014
Unsanctioned posters are the wallpaper of New York’s surfaces, announcing political messages, fashion lines, multi-colored mobile phones, and hip hop albums. Come envision the imagery that might adorn New York City’s future streets at the Wild Posting Futures BBQ. Work with custom futuring tools and thought diagrams to imagine diverse future messages of businesses, services, artists or propagandists.
Bring your laptop and some weenies; we’ll supply graphic design consultation, a large format printer, the BBQ, and the futuring method.
Install and exhibit your work at Eyebeam’s Storefront. Exhibition will run from May 24 – June 1.
Take home a wheatpasting kit and your original print.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
The Extrapolation Factory, co-founded by Chris Woebken and Elliott P. Montgomery, is an imagination-based studio for design-lead futures studies. The studio focuses on developing future scenarios, embodied as artifacts in familiar, present-day contexts. The Extrapolation Factory proposes methods for collaboratively envisioning possible futures with diverse participants, experts and non-experts, and doing so in a variety of accessible ways. With this work, the Extrapolation Factory is exploring the value of rapidly imagined, prototyped, deployed and evaluated visions of possible futures on an extended time scale. The Extrapolation Factory has worked with partners and organizations such as Autodesk Research, TED, UNICEF, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Columbia University’s Studio-X NYC, and Forum for the Future. The Core77 Design Award was granted to The Extrapolation Factory in 2013’s Speculative Design category.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Presentations
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Futuring Workshop and Graphics Production
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Poster Exhibition Opening & BBQ
INSTRUCTORS & FACILITATORS (more TBA):
*Minimum $10 to take home a poster; Additional $10 for BBQ (or bring food)