ConstantThe future doesn’t have to
be that way. One of my favourite artists is Constant,originally a painter in the Cobra movement, later a writer/painter with theSituationist and eventually an architect of supposed realities. He is best known forNew Babylon, a ﬁ"teen year long project exploring new ways of being.
New BabylonNew Babylon is based
on the premises that through automatisation nobody willhave to work, and being freed from work, you are also liberated from living close towork. This leaves humanity free to roam the planet, free to unleash unboundedcreativity and become Homo Ludens - the playing human.
3. make itOpenSince we cannot
think any further than our current culture, we should give ourfuture selfs as many options as possible. Building blocks for thought, ready forendless recombinations in ever stranger ways.
Find moreSlide 1, 13, 14,
15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22: Constants New Babylon: The Hyper-architecture of Desire By Mark Wigleypage 33, 108, 121, 198http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=L7P_IXPXt98C check also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJsD6RvuP"ISlide 4: Microso"t Future Vision: http://www.microso"t.com/oﬃce/vision/Slide 5: Nokia Future Vision: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4pDf7m2UPESlide 7: Bret Victor A brief rant on the future of interaction designSlide 23: De verloochening van Petrus, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1660: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/SK-A-3137Slide 14: New Babylon: the world of Homo Ludens - Constant: http://www.notbored.org/homo-ludens.htmlSlide 16: New Babylon: 10 years on - Constant: http://www.notbored.org/ten-years-on.htmlSlide 22: Nearness: http://www.nearﬁeld.org/2009/09/nearness