Future Teams

Ricoh, Art and Program, and Ars Electronica Futurelab have launched a collaborative research project in August 2022 with the mission to inspire and support human creativity in the future workplace. The project aims to develop innovative technologies, spaces, and services that enhance team creativity and foster mutual care among future teams.

As society and technology rapidly evolve, they reshape the way we work. We are experiencing a rise in global and diverse co-creation, as well as an increase in remote collaboration. In this new era, how can we ignite creativity, foster collaboration, and cultivate exceptional teams? Moreover, future teams may include non-human members, encompassing various organisms such as microorganisms and plants, advanced technologies such as robots and AI, and even the Earth's environment.

It is crucial to build inspiring, caring, and sustainable relationships with these entities, and adopt a perspective that extends beyond the human-centered approach. By developing innovative technologies and services as a new language for communication, work transcends its traditional economic role and becomes a source of creative inspiration.

This project was part of the Open Futurelab at the Ars Electronica Festival 2023.


Ars Electronica Futurelab: Alexandre Bizri, Arno Deutschbauer, Peter Freudling, Roland Haring, Denise Hirtenfelder, Kyoko Kunoh, Otto Naderer, Nicolas Naveau, Hideaki Ogawa, Simon Schmid, Yoko Shimizu
PARTNER: Ricoh Co., Ltd., Art and Program, Inc.

Ricoh Co., Ltd. is a global provider of digital services, printing and imaging solutions.
Art and Program, Inc. is a company of creators who use the technique of programming to create art.

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