Visualizing A Better Future
A visual exploration of a better tomorrow
My long-time subscribers will know that I occasionally send out visual exploration issues. The idea is to explore a certain topic with the eyes, and the “emotional thinking” that results from that, as opposed to with words and thereby maybe a more rational thinking approach. The “a picture is worth a thousand words” kind of stuff.
For the new subscribers: I’ll add an overview of all of my previous visualization issues at the end of this issue.
Today’s visual exploration is all about envisioning a better future!
“In a particularly cynical and anxious age, when science fiction is more popular than ever, all these fantasies about society crashing and burning don’t feel like effective warnings. Instead, they encourage passive fatalism and “It has to get worse before it gets better” thinking. And they insist to audiences that everyone around them is the enemy.”
Can science fiction map a positive future? by Tasha Robinson
It’s quite clear that in what some call the age of the polycrisis, we lack optimistic visions of the future. Visions mean both new narratives of a better future as well as images and visualizations that can make those narratives more tangible.
So, here we go with some thought-, or rather, emotion-provoking visuals of a better tomorrow! To zoom in on each art piece, access the browser version of this post!
“In this ongoing series, I continue to use the power of AI to explore a compelling question: What does a future look like where we successfully slow down and avert the looming abominations of collapse and extinction?” Pascal Wicht
The Line Animation Studio
“What if we created a future for ourselves that was full of optimism and positivity? This was the starting point for our new 2D animated commercial piece for Chobani.”
LINK (including full credits – a bunch of artists were involved)
I couldn’t find the artists who made these…
That’s it for this Friday edition!
And here is the promised overview of all my previous visualization issues:
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