FUTR WRLD is an open source collaborative effort among artists to create a conceptual rendering of earth and it’s inhabitants in the year 2060.
The environment of the planet will change over the next 50 years. How will humans incorporate and change through the use of technology and untapped natural resources.
How will modern day society be affected by these changes. What will be the outcome in cities and small villages around the globe. Will we have to place trust in machines.
Will technology be a positive forward motion or a hindering step back. We are asking that artists from all over the world participate
Visual basis analysis will consist of the following guidelines:
Future of the living space
Evolution of the human body / biotech enhancement
Future of transportation and movement
Future of fashion
Urban / suburban society
Future of war
Future entertainment / gaming
All work submitted will be evaluated. 50 artists will be chosen. The winning submissions will receive a first edition copy that is numbered with a special edition print. There will be an exhibition in New York at an undisclosed gallery space - TBA
For submissions that are chosen, the artists will be contacted via email.
The progression of detail is very positive. Wonderful to see you still flowing. We’ve received some interesting work - some in the realm of our idea - some of course, pretty far from it but interesting none the less.
Keep on truckin!
Spread the word - we are all part of the FUTR
nope. Its constructed along with the closest “Lily Pod”, about half as deep as the ellipse of the pod… the green heli-jet might be a bit out of perspective though. I originally had it lower in the composition.
Here is the text to go with it.
A bit about the entry:
Over the past 50 years of concept art, glimpses of the future have shifted from utopian wonderlands to post apocalyptic, apathetic, takes on the future of our race. The idea behind this entry was to show how humans might adapt if disaster did happen. I believe we would adjust and our culture would continue to move forward.
This entry depicts a post polar ice cap world in which humans have made a tropical utopia out of their new environment. The geography loosely depicts what Three Sisters, Oregon might look like, a region with closely placed mountain peaks. In this new day, the land is completely covered by the warm Pacific Ocean, with only the highest mountain peaks revealing themselves.
People live in mobile lily pad homes. Heat sensitive generators dangle off the bottoms of the “Lily Pods” creating energy from the high temperatures and strong currents in the Pacific. Lily Pods can slowly motor themselves to new locations if their residents choose. They are built in modular factories and delivered to customers by heli-jet.
High temperatures require most to wear minimal clothing. To defend themselves from the increased UV radiation and high water temperatures, their skin is genetically modified at birth, turning them a permanent bronze tone.
This new sea fairing society mostly telecommutes from the comfort of their home to reduce energy consumption. When transport is required, they use efficient hydrofoil shuttles to jet to few urban centers which anchor themselves to mountain tops. Shared Flex craft can be rented for excursions to shore or to check out the underwater museums of drowned 21st century cities.
This entry shows our natural tendency to make lemonade when given lemons.