Back in 2009, I had a conversation with theatre maker Jan van den Berg for Pantopicon’s blog “a thousand tomorrows” on the storytelling and the future, bringing the stories of science and fiction to life.

Jan van den Berg

When bringing possible futures to life and engaging an audience, many tend to resort to multimedia in its most tech-inspired/driven variant, while from a storytelling perspective “the art of acting” or theatre has so much more to offer. After some first experiences of our own in using theater as a way of communicating the future and triggering debate, we are definitely hungry for more. …


Back in 2012, I had a long and stimulating conversation with Rachel Armstrong aka @livingarchitect on a wide range of topics, yet it all centers around the imminent — and necessary — deep paradigm shift from a mechanistic to an ecological worldview, a topic near and dear to me. Sit back and enjoy …

Rachel Armstrong

Nik Baerten (Pantopicon): The famous quote of Le Corbusier saying “The house is a machine for living in” takes on a whole new meaning as our notion of a machine is changing, as we move from a mechanistic to a more organic interpretation of systems. In…


Patrick Gyger (Image: zvg)

Note: back in 2009, I had a conversation with then director of La Maison d’Ailleurs — a museum of science fiction, utopias and extraordinary voyages in Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland) — Patrick J. Gyger on the way the future has been dealt with throughout history. By popular request, I hereby repost the interview as the blog meanwhile went offline.

At the [2009] LIFT conference in Geneva, Patrick J. Gyger, director of La Maison d’Ailleurs — the museum of science fiction, utopias and extraordinary voyages — in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, took us on an inspiring trip through the history of the future. Patrick is…


Note: back in 2008, I had a conversation with experience design professional and author Nathan Shedroff for Pantopicon’s blog “a thousand tomorrows” on the links between foresight, design and the role of experiences in both. By popular request, I hereby repost the interview as the blog meanwhile went offline.

Nathan Shedroff

Futures, experiences, design … three core ingredients of what Pantopicon is all about. Three topics, each situated on a crossroads of disciplines. It is in this context that we are pleased to share with you an inspiring chat with Nathan Shedroff, chair of the Design Strategy MBA programme at CCA, information…


Note: back in 2008, I interviewed fellow futures explorer Elina Hiltunen for Pantopicon’s blog “a thousand tomorrows” on her notion of the future sign, weak signals, research methods etc. By request, I hereby repost the original interview as the blog meanwhile went offline.

Elina Hiltunen

Change often starts with a ripple before it turns into a wave washing over us. Spotting signals of change early — when they are still murmur on the sideline — often means a strategic advantage, if one can interpret the signal correctly, anticipate and act upon it successfully.

We dive into the world of weak signals together…


Note: back in 2006, I interviewed Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation for Pantopicon’s blog “a thousand tomorrows”. By popular request, I hereby repost the original interview as the blog meanwhile went offline.

Michel Bauwens

Since the beginning, we wanted ‘a thousand tomorrows‘ not only to point to future-related happenings out there in the world, but also to dig into the minds of people at the forefront of developments which are redefining our future or have the potential to do so. Via interview sessions we would like to share with you a look through their eyes into today’s and tomorrow’s possible world(s)…


Note: back in 2008, I interviewed Tom Klinkowstein and Irene Pereyra (of Anton & Irene) for Pantopicon’s blog “a thousand tomorrows”. By popular request, I hereby repost the interview as the blog meanwhile went offline.

Excerpt

A while ago, we highlighted Tom Klinkowstein and Irene Pereyra‘s fascinating project depicting a day in the life of a networked designer’s smart things or a day in a designer’s networked smart things, 2030. The future, design, technology, a fascinating approach … more than enough good ingredients for an even better interview with both designers.

Enjoy!

Nik (Baerten — Pantopicon): Writing ‘a day in the…

Nik Baerten

co-founder of Pantopicon, foresight & design studio in Antwerp (Belgium)

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