Sunday, September 30, 2007

More found futures

Inhale™ Health Enhancing Cigarettes

Garden of Eden™ Neurofoods ®

MemoGum™ Chewable memory sticks

FoundFutures codirector Jake Dunagan and I recently took a few snaps of some of the futures artifacts designed for us last year by Hawaii-based graphic artists Sky Kiyabu and Steve Kiyabu (who claim to be unrelated).

These hypothetical products are not photoshop confections, but rather tangible items that are intended to be encountered physically, on an unexpected and serendipitous basis, out in the world. So that's where we like to put them. But real space has its limitations, and while we wait impatiently for Internet and other technologies to enable sensory experience in four dimensions, these 2D shots will have to suffice.

Incidentally, the first nine images currently posted in the Gallery at Sky Kiyabu's website come from designs featured in the experiential scenario rooms at the Hawaii 2050 kickoff last August.

Artifacts from the future are very much on our minds again as gear up for the next project in the series of FoundFutures interventions. We're very excited but can't say too much more at this point, except watch this space for more. And Chinatown, Honolulu, if you're in the vicinity.
[Also posted at the HRCFS weblog.]