Foresight and Science Fiction
Science Fiction literature, films, TV series or visual arts represent and reflect about society and culture. Authors of the Science Fiction genre often create scenarios which seek to understand critically the relations between social, political, economic, technological or ideological developments in the future. These narratives employ a great level of detail of how societies „work“. Science Fiction is not only about considering how likely the presented future scenarios are. It also offers a perspective on how we see our world today.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Kubrick’s visualization of A.I. is both terrifying and poetic, leaving a lot of the technicalities to the viewer’s imagination.
The Motives & Fiction Project
Motives & Fiction is a joined research project of the Foresight Academy and the Technical University of Ingolstadt, Germany. The research project identified interesting overlaps and differences between the science fiction genre and Foresight. Together with the students of the Technical university we identified what we can learn from Sci-Fi movies, books, TV series and cartoons about plausible and surprising aspects of future everyday life.
The Matrix (1999)
In the Wachowskis’ cyberpunk universe, reality and virtuality blur and overlap, questioning diverging perceptions of underlying facts and coining terms like “red pilling” that are used in today’s negotiation of societal consensus.
I am Mother (2019)
Grant Sputore and Michael Lloyd Green explore the complex ethical questions posed by artificial intelligence with an agenda and far-reaching capabilities.