The Experts of the Future

For its 25th anniversary, the young members who have been part of the Futurelab for less than 25 months had the goal to collect opinions from internationally renowned futurologists to collaboratively speculate about possible future narratives in the next 25 years. Their journey to the future even ventured outside of our hemisphere to undiscovered planets. As a group, they explored cultural diversity, future mobility, and even sent messages and wishes to inhabitants from outer space. What is special about the experts for the future whom we interviewed? On average, they are seven years old.

Ars Electronica Futurelab organized a prototype workshop with the team members’ own kids and guided them into the future in a three-step journey. After the workshop, an international outreach to our partner-gardens followed, to collect statements from young experts all over the world, to come up with a collaborative compass of future narratives.
Find some of these statements here: Ars Electronica Futurelab Kids Workshop & International Partner Outreach

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Concept & Development: Denise Hirtenfelder, Barbara Habringer, Sonja Bailer
Camera & Editing: Raphael Schaumburg-Lippe, Kerstin Blätterbinder
Documentation: Birgit Cakir

Special thanks to our experts: Aurelia, Raphael, Egon, Xaver, Neema, Samuel, Lore-Su, Moe, Leonhart & Ben!

Special thanks to contributions from: Horst Hörtner, Hideaki Ogawa, Christoph Kremer, Christl Baur, Martin Honzik, Susanne Kiesenhofer, Arno Deutschbauer, Georgios Tsampounaris, Julian Zauner, Johannes Lugstein, Maria Mayr, as well as all Futurelab parents!

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