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Voicemails from the future: WIRED

Voicemails from the future: WIRED

“The beauty of FutureCoast is that no possible future is excluded. Whether a player is skeptical about the current scientific findings of climate change or whether they adhere stringently to theories of global warming, their personal story of the future will find its place in FutureCoast. It is a safe space for discussions and ideas… This collaborative space, Eklund maintains, is where a compelling authenticity can be created.” – Brandie Minchew

Article in WIRED
‘Participatory Cli-Fi’ – The Situation Lab

‘Participatory Cli-Fi’ – The Situation Lab

“’Authentic fiction,’ ‘de-abstractifying’, and ‘veil of unreality’ – These are words I’ve found very handy for discussing the project because they all touch on the personal nature of FutureCoast. The structure of a voicemail – one person leaving a message for another – is a hyperlocal thing. It’s about the connection between individuals. These words get at what happens when you start trying to think about climate change – something we generally hear about on a grand scale – on a much more individual level.” – Sara Thacher

Interview by Situation Lab