'The book Facing Forward: Art & Theory from a Future Perspective, springing from the eponymous lecture series, counters the retrospective approach by shifting our attention towards art and theory on the horizon of the future. In particular, the book draws attention to a number of important social and artistic questions that are inextricably bound up in the hybrid "discourse of the future". What will art and art theory bring us in the years and decades to come? How can they change the ways in which we experience and think about the future? What roles do technology, globalization, urban development, science, and politics play in our cultural engagements with futurity? What does it mean (and how does it work) to look forward, to speculate, to extrapolate? Is it possible to develop visions of the future outside and beyond the tired paradigms of utopia and dystopia?' - from the introduction (p.4)
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A Change Of Direction: An Introduction to Facing Forward: Art and Theory from a Future Perspective

Future Tech

An Anthropology of Cyborgs, for Cyborgs - Amber CASE

The Use of Genetic Algorithms in Art - Manuel DELANDA

Future City

Future City - China MIEVILLE

Countryside - Rem KOOLHAAS

Future Image

Thought on the State and Future of the Image - James ELKINS

The Future of the Creative Image - Jalal TOUFIC

Future Museum

Just What Is It That Makes Today's Institutions So Different, so Appealing? - Iwona BLAZWICK

The Plurality of Art Worlds and the New Museum - Hans BELTING

Future Freedom

Freedom from Everything Freelancers and Mercenaries - Hito STEYERL

Duchamp, or Freedom: A Comedy Future History - Paul CHAN, 陳佩之

Future History

Is Future Cultural History Possible? - David SUMMERS

Live Art as 'Future History'. Performance and the Archive, a Case Study - Amelia JONES

Epilogue: Future Future

#thenewspacerace - Juha VAN 'T ZELFDE

Facing Backward: Images from the Future - Patricia PISTERS

The YBAs Are Dead. Long Live the YBAs! - Timotheus VERMEULEN

Democratizationand the Internet - Hassnae BOUAZZA

Text Me This Picture - Melissa GRONLUND

For Whom are We Working? - Matthijs DE BRUIJNE

Guide to a Better Internet - METAHAVEN

The Elegance of an Empty Room - Ding REN

On News Desks and the Need to Get Lost - Maria BARNAS

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