When imagining foresight research (especially the one of A.I.), we often have vivid pictures coming to our mind: hypermedial labs, traversed by modern devices, hybrid humans and flashing lights.
And yet, researching the "imaginable" of the future isn’t so much looking into the void of the oracle but rather a systematic and data-based recording of trends and scenarios. In fact, one could say the present builds strong pillars for any kind of future, fictional or critical design. If you know how to go about it.
The Foresight Workshop given by Futurium provides a hands-on introduction to the methodology of future research for scientists and other creators who are interested in tomorrow. Guided by foresight experts, hypotheses, morphological methods and future storytelling can be learned and tried out here.
Environmental Scanning and STEEP Factor Analysis, Weak Signal and Megatrend will no longer be unknowns. In small teams, the subject of artificial intelligence will be dissected from various perspectives and reunited in one strand of findings at the end of the day.
“The” future won’t be a blankspace anymore, since it has long been part of ourselves and society.