With “Future Tellers,” Digi.logue has invited participants to reflect upon a sense of future and to explore present technological aspects that might perform to manufacture forthcoming realities, proposing ultimately the question of where the human species will be in the future and how we will change.
In “Thinking about Technology,” Joseph C. Pitt’s book on foundations of the philosophy of technology, the author argues that technology is a defining feature of the human condition, and proposes philosophy, the best suited form of inquiry, to make sense of its impacts in our lives and values. Even though an epistemological perspective to tackle the general topic of technology is necessary – as considerable amount of its foundation lies on science – “Future Tellers” theme is inspired by yet another human condition, frequently mentioned as the core of science-fiction: imagination.
Whether it’s studying the augmented sense of self within our digitized modern world, situating the place of humanity in the context of evolution, or hypothesizing humankind becoming irrelevant or non-existent all together, the exhibition deals with alternative future societies, blurred physical boundaries of the human body, artificial intelligence, illusory dimensions of meaning, computer generated dialogues between researchers, and, inevitably, Elon Musk.
Alp Güneysel, Alper Derin Boğaz, Elif Ayiter, Eren Başbuğ, Candaş Şişman, Elif Demirci a.k.a. datafobik, Joanie LeMercier & Ali M. Demirel, Onur Sönmez, Özge Ejder, Pınar Yoldaş and
Selçuk Artut are the artists who are going to help us brainstorm for the question: “Where and how will be humanity in the future?”