Over the festival weekend, the City Fictions pop-up city will take over the new NOMA district in Manchester. This will take the form of a speculative city, one imagined through conjecture and curiosity. Visitors are invited to experience future visions of city life, realised through extraordinary design fictions, art, architecture and family friendly workshops.

Winning Formula is the premiere of a major new art installation and newspaper from 2018 on the future of data and sport, and Data as Culture is a curated programme of data art works by YoHa, James Bridle, thickear, Sam Meech.

We also present BUQs: Ubiquitous Electronic Life Forms, a swarm of autonomous, electronic lifeforms, communicating with each other, invading surfaces within the built environment and using them for the creation of sounds.

At the RNCM, Emmanuel Biard (EMN) and David Leonard premiere an installation piece built specifically for the Studio Theatre. The piece features mirrors, mechanics, lasers, optics and new structures, consisting of 2 gigantic circular flexible mirrors sealed into a frame with vacuum pumps.

Explore all FutureEverything 2014 art exhibitions and events.