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We’re pleased to announce the full FutureEverything Singapore programme. As mentioned during the Prime Minister’s UKTI visit to Asia, from 10th – 18th October, FutureEverything Singapore will form a landmark part of SG50 – the year long celebrations that mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Singapore. It is a partnership between FutureEverything and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), and represents the first time Singapore’s government has used a cultural event to communicate issues around technology.

Conference Schedule Published
We have published the full schedule for our Signals of Tomorrow conference on the 17th October. Speakers include critical futurist Scott Smith; designer and Internet of Things expert Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino; technology critic and fellow of Harvard’s Berkman Institute Sara Watson; lead strategist for global futures agenda Cheryl Chung; designer, urbanist and Executive Director of Futures at the Future Cities Catapult Dan Hill; Nanyang Technical Institutes’ Andrea Nanetti; Thought Collective founder Tong Yee, and the team behind Hello Lamp Post, PAN Studios.

New Art Commission: Loop.pH “The Chronarium”
We are proud to announce the world premiere of a new interactive art commission, The Chronarium by Loop.pH, to the festival programme.

People living today sleep significantly less than generations before, and sleep disorders are on the rise costing people and the government billions. We are only just beginning to understand the impact sleep disorders have on our lives and society at large, such as depression, weight gain, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The Chronarium, a new interactive artwork, is a response to what this could mean for the future ‘smart nation’.

The work will take the form of a public sleep laboratory presented as an immersive audiovisual environment, that is set to totally transform the space into a restorative, calm and contemplative experience. The Chronarium aligns with the Smart Nation ‘Living Lab’ preventative healthcare initiatives. To tackle the strain on its healthcare system, Singapore is the third most sleep deprived nation, due to long working hours and constant pressure to excel and the country is looking at ways to enable preventative and out-of-hospital care. This project explores the role of public space in tackling this challenge as a shared resource for health and wellbeing, and helping citizens gain a better work-life balance.

Signals of Tomorrow Innovation Lab – Open Call
FutureEverything is far more than just a festival. Our Innovation Labs provide a platform for the brightest minds to share ideas and further the debate around culture and society. For Singapore’s 50th anniversary, we are bringing our tried and tested innovation lab model to the National Design Centre from Saturday 10th – Wednesday 14th October, with a showcase at ArtScience Museum on the 17th and 18th October.

The Signals of Tomorrow Innovation Lab will devise imaginative ways to engage the public in envisioning the future of technology and a Smart Nation. We are inviting artists, designers and technologists to work together with world leading experts  to imagine what the future for a Smart Nation will entail. Involving narrative scenarios, critical thinking, participatory art and rapid prototyping, this workshop will aim to produce unique, creative perspectives on the developing landscape evolving around new technology.

We have selected leading practitioners from the design, futures and art world to facilitate the lab, with critical futurist Scott Smith leading participants through foresight techniques for innovation. Joining Scott will be PAN Studio’s Sam Hill and Ben Barker, Daniel Hirschmann from Technology Will Save Us, designer of interactive experiences in public space and winner of the Playable Cities Award 2014 Matt Rosier, and artist and LASALLE MediaLab’s Andreas Schlegel.

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