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.

Futurematic RSVP Form

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17 Comments

  1. @remotedevice February 24, 2014 at 12:48 am - Reply

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

  2. @CeeCut4th February 24, 2014 at 1:03 am - Reply

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

  3. @CeeCut4th February 24, 2014 at 1:07 am - Reply

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

  4. Zhan Li (@thezhanly) February 24, 2014 at 1:27 am - Reply

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

  5. Zhan Li (@thezhanly) February 24, 2014 at 1:27 am - Reply

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

  6. @rorosoro February 24, 2014 at 1:50 am - Reply

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

  7. FutureVoices (@FutrVoices) February 24, 2014 at 1:50 am - Reply

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

  8. @performaddict February 24, 2014 at 3:01 am - Reply

    RT @futuryst: Next weekend, we’re filling a vending machine w/ artifacts from the future http://t.co/tinq50NMk7 @sitlab @EPMID…

  9. @MichaelHann February 24, 2014 at 7:12 am - Reply

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

  10. @lab_normals February 24, 2014 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    @gr3gjsmith http://t.co/kgQiNATCMr
    are you back in TO? + get better soon

  11. @MichaelHann February 25, 2014 at 1:30 am - Reply

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

  12. @futuristpaul February 25, 2014 at 8:22 am - Reply

    RT @futuryst: Next weekend, we’re filling a vending machine w/ artifacts from the future http://t.co/MAZRKkazBN

  13. @EHteam February 25, 2014 at 3:07 pm - Reply

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

  14. @JacobPark February 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm - Reply

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

  15. The Situation Lab (@sitlab) February 25, 2014 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    RT @MichaelHann: A new approach emerging for collaborative design thinking. See @sitlab with The Extrapolation Factory: http://t.co/tXo8ins…

  16. @biggeidea February 26, 2014 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Tomorrow’s OCADU lecture about prototyping the future looks pretty great. http://t.co/AQZEV1mRi3

  17. @mattdipaola March 1, 2014 at 8:02 pm - Reply

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

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