SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT
Everything is constantly changing. New fashion, new cars, new theories, new wars. But if you look closer at the latest stuff, it seems like it has been there before – it just came in a different wrapping. Vintage design? Is a remix. A sequel to a sucessful movie? Is a remix. Right wing turn in european countries? DIY-Culture? Social Media? They are all remixes. In other words: all innovations and concepts are actually re-combinations of existing things and ideas. The future will be the same, but different.
REMIX AND DEMIX
So what are the ingredients of the future? Which existing things and concepts will be remixed in 2023? For my story I extracted 222 key words that were often used in trend research publications 2013 when describing the future – words like YOGA, DRONE, VIRAL or GREEN. Then I arranged these demixed words on 40 combicubes and started remixing the future.
1. Have a look at 10 remixed futures on the landing page.
2. Do you agree with the descriptions? Discuss them on facebook!
3. Do you want to remix, too? Try the Randomizer!
4. Are you more a DIY type of person? Build your own combicubes!
Why should you do this? Almost any combination if these words will form a vision that allows us to think about future developments. By creativly imagining our future, we will gain insight into how we shape it and what we should do about it. So, discussing the year 2023 means discussing the times we are living in right now.
Roman Tschäppeler is alumnus of Zurich University of Arts (MoD Trends, 2013) and Kaospilot School, Denmark (2003). He is co-author of the international bestseller The Decision Book, The Change Book and The Question Book. He works for think tanks like Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, is a producer of documentary movies and tries to explain the world with diagrams on a chalkboard. With his company guzo he develops and produces trans-media projects. He will be 45 years old in 2023.
Sven Weber: design coach
Roman Schmid: code Randomizer
Ondine Riesen: assistant photography
If you want to know more about de- and remixing the future you can read this master thesis (in German only).
Remix Demix of guzo, Roman Tschäppeler is under a Creative Commons Namensnennung-Nicht-kommerziell 3.0 Unported Lizenz. For more copyright information you can get in touch with Roman Tschäppeler.