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Future Factories and Futurematic

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 the value of rapidly imagined, prototyped, deployed and evaluated visions of possible futures on an extended time scale.” In 2013, they won the Core77 award in the Speculative Design category for their project 99 cent futures, in which they held a design jam to create speculative products from the discount store of the future. When an exhibition incorporating 99 cent futures opened in China last December, CNN published this report.

For their first visit to Toronto, the Situation Lab is hosting two exciting opportunities for members of the design community and others interested to learn about – and take part in – Chris and Elliott’s amazing work.

Lecture: ‘Future Factories’ – Thursday February 27, 2014

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Future Factories will take place at 49 McCaul Street, Toronto, on Thursday February 27, 2014, at 5:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Design Jam: ‘Futurematic’ – Saturday March 1, 2014

Facebook event listing

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Poster design by Ceda Verbakel

Futurematic is a design jam to fill a vending machine with artifacts from the future. Participants will conceptualize and execute designs for the objects, focusing mostly on packaging design and rapid prototyping as ways of exploring possible futures. The jam will also include an opportunity to play the Situation Lab’s brand-new imaginary objects card game, “The Thing from the Future.”

The jam will take place Saturday March 1, 2014, from 10am until 5pm at 100 McCaul St, Room 187 (Lambert Lounge), OCAD University, Toronto.

Also a free event, note that places for Futurematic are limited. Please RSVP via the Facebook event listing, by emailing us at futurematic@situationlab.org, or by using the form below.

Facebook event listing

Futurematic is a joint presentation of the Situation Lab and the Extrapolation Factory.

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RT @futuryst: Next weekend, we’re filling a vending machine w/ artifacts from the future http://t.co/7RMSgyhlwy @sitlab @EPMID @chriswoebke…

Comment author: @remotedevice

RT @remotedevice: Join the @sitlab at @ocad for two special events this Thurs and Sat: “Future Factories” and “Futurematic” http://t.co/GZ0…

Comment author: @CeeCut4th

RT @futuryst: Next weekend, we’re filling a vending machine w/ artifacts from the future http://t.co/7RMSgyhlwy @sitlab @EPMID @chriswoebke…

Comment author: @CeeCut4th

RT @remotedevice: Join the @sitlab at @ocad for two special events this Thurs and Sat: “Future Factories” and “Futurematic” http://t.co/GZ0…

Comment author: Zhan Li (@thezhanly)

RT @remotedevice: Join the @sitlab at @ocad for two special events this Thurs and Sat: “Future Factories” and “Futurematic” http://t.co/GZ0…

Comment author: @rorosoro

Hi #CollabMelb. Some of you might be interested in @sitlab new collaborative design jam with Extrapolation Factory: http://t.co/tXo8insafr

Comment author: @MichaelHann

A new approach emerging for collaborative design thinking. See @sitlab with The Extrapolation Factory: http://t.co/tXo8insafr #ImpactAU2014

Comment author: @MichaelHann

RT @sats_ko: This look so good! Futurists @EPMID & @chriswoebken talk re. imagination-based design-lead futures, this THU: http://t.co/UXrH…

Comment author: @EHteam

RT @futuryst: Next weekend, we’re filling a vending machine w/ artifacts from the future http://t.co/7RMSgyhlwy @sitlab @EPMID @chriswoebke…

Comment author: @JacobPark

Futurematic – very cool idea launching tomorrow from @sitlab – vending machine of future objects: http://t.co/4NagSi02NQ thx @Suzzle :)

Comment author: @mattdipaola

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