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Gameplay Variations for The Thing From The Future

February 3rd, 2017|17 Comments

Since The Thing From The Future was first published in 2014, it has been used by thousands of players at many dozens of events around the world. Over that time, we've discovered a range of alternative [...]

American Futures

January 20th, 2017|13 Comments

A surprising guerrilla futures intervention speaks to the current political moment. For many progressives in the United States, Canada conjures a wistful ideal of multicultural harmony and civility. After three years in Toronto, followed by [...]


October 17th, 2015|4 Comments

A grassroots campaign is currently afoot to get citizens engaged in collective future visioning. It's called #DareToImagine, an initiative of USDAC, the United States Department of Arts and Culture, with which Situation Lab has been [...]

#FutureThing Print-and-Play Edition

October 15th, 2015|23 Comments

Want to play The Thing From The Future but don't have your deck of game cards? Hanging out on the space station or at Amundsen-Scott and eager to imagine some future things with your fellow [...]

Future Factories and Futurematic

February 22nd, 2014|17 Comments

The Situation Lab invites you to take part in two upcoming events with award-winning New York City-based design collective, The Extrapolation Factory. Founded by designers Elliott P. Montgomery and Chris Woebken, the Extrapolation Factory sets out to "explore [...]

Participatory cli-fi: the Making of FutureCoast

February 12th, 2014|22 Comments

FutureCoast is an ambitious, just-launched collaborative cli-fi (climate fiction) storytelling game, created by the PoLAR Partnership at Columbia University and funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). A central interest of ours here at [...]