FutureEverything Singapore: Signals of Tomorrow Lab
Saturday, 10 October 2015 at 09:30 - Wednesday, 14 October 2015 at 18:00 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)
SGD $40,000 development fund available for winning team
Calling all artists, designers, creative technologists and cultural professionals: FutureEverything is looking for participants for its Signals of Tomorrow Innovation Lab from Saturday 10th - Wednesday 14th October at the National Design Centre, Singapore. Over five days you will have the opportunity to share ideas, affect policy, co-design prototypes and create artistic responses to issues surrounding a ‘Smart Nation.’
Singapore’s Smart Nation agenda will have an impact on everyone living in Singapore. The innovation Lab is a chance for you to actively shape the future of the Smart Nation whilst gaining a more sophisticated understanding of what the future poses.
Working with world-leading practitioners in art, design and technology, you will be taken on a curated journey of research, citizen engagement, practical idea development, designing and prototyping over five days. This will culminate in your work being exhibited at the stunning ArtScience Museum, Singapore from Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th October as part of the FutureEverything Singapore festival.
As with all FutureEverything Labs, it will be a safe space to innovate and experiment, develop collaborations and encourage knowledge exchange between individuals and groups who do not often have the chance to work together. You will develop new relationships, new skills and new ways of approaching problems.
There is a SGD $40,000 development fund available for one winning team to help further develop their project after FutureEverything Singapore. The winning team will be invited to use this fund to present and exhibit their work at the FutureEverything Festival in Manchester, March 2016.
To help develop your projects over this five day workshop, we have brought together a group of the world’s leading practitioners in art and design to facilitate the lab, lead the teams and provide critical feedback on your work as it evolves.
What do you gain?
FutureEverything Innovation Labs are an opportunity for you to work with some of the World’s most important artists on a project that you will scope and define in collaboration with them and other highly skilled specialists. The Lab will give you an opportunity to gain international profile for your work, you will exhibit your prototype at the Art Science Museum, you will be interviewed by international media from publications such as Wired and Wallpaper magazine and, if you are part of the winning team, you will be offered a platform to exhibit your work to over 800 artists, cultural organisations and leading professionals in Manchester, UK.
Scott Smith (Critical Futurist)
Sam Hill&Ben Barker (PAN Studios)
Daniel Hirschmann (Technology Will Save Us)
Matthew Rosier (Playable Cities 2014 Award-Winning Interactive Experience Designer)
Natalie Kane (FutureEverything)
Is this for me?
Primarily, we are looking for Singapore based individuals (and teams) who can demonstrate expertise in art, design and technology. However, if you have a unique perspective that you think will add something to this event, then we would like to hear from you. This is not a technical hackathon, competition or coding challenge, and no special tools or training are required.
If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Kane at FutureEverything: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome applications from existing and new teams, as well as individuals. Places are free, but strictly limited. Catering will be provided.