Parlor of Futures

Denisa Kera, Lauren Withycombe Keeler

Fortune telling, tarot cards and other divination techniques have served humanity for millennia at times of insecurity and crisis as tools for gaining insight and gathering strength to approach uncertain futures. Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein in the summer of 1816 during such a moment of personal, environmental and humanitarian crisis. Like Shelley and her companions did two centuries ago, visitors to the Parlor of Futures are invited to dabble in the occult, explore the arts of divination and sciences of prediction, and explore what the future might hold for us individually and collectively.

 

Here, with the aid of newly design, high tech tarot decks and other technologies, futurists of all stripes will help visitors to peer into the future of love, genetic engineering, climate change, antibiotic resistance and much else–what will you ask the oracles of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society?

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