Investigating the History of the Future

My investigation into the History of the Future investigates historical attempts of fictional entrepreneurship (the act of fulfilling needs that have yet to exist) and diegetic business (the tangible outcome of fictional entrepreneurship). Specific points of research incorporate consumable products and services that offer visions of bionic evolution – I am fascinated by 18th century patent and schematic illustration work.

While I am interested in futurist renderings of luxury and desire, the foreground of my research and design practice focuses on visions of necessity and adaptation. I am not interested in dystopia or utopia, but the in-between: a snapshot into the every day life of our future self.

I am currently working to build an archive of these aspirations in history in order to develop a basis for my own research and design.


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