[Editor's note: I'm on the advisory board for Free Machine, a nonprofit that describes itself as an "LA-based collective of UX designers, artists, urban planners, and policy wonks. By using the tools of culture to shift the conversation around tech and society, we aim to shape a hi-tech future that is equitable, sustainable, and abundant." The following is from Ben Gansky, Free Machine's executive Director]
I'd like to invite you to join me at Free Machine's Future Perfect: A Postcapitalist Adventure on Sunday March 24th at 4pm at Manny's in the Mission, co-presented by Institute for the Future! What is Future Perfect? Who is Free Machine? Where is Manny's? Read on!
Future Perfect: A Postcapitalist Adventure is a live group choose-your-own-adventure in which participants take on the roles of neighborhood council members in an imagined society, called Tomorrowland. Faced with a series of events and emergencies created by emerging automation and climate change, councils must debate and vote on the policy decisions that (they hope!) will move their society into an ideal future. Tomorrowland's story will unfold over a twenty-year period, with guest appearances by special interest lobbyists and local experts adding context and insight to these complex topics. What will be the future of Tomorrowland? It's up to you! (This event is $5, with all proceeds to be donated to Data for Black Lives but no one will be turned away for lack of funds: you can reserve your ticket here.)
Free Machine is an LA-based collective of designers, artists, urban planners, and policy wonks. By using the tools of culture to shift the conversation around tech and society, we aim to shape a hi-tech future that is equitable, sustainable, and abundant. This strategy is intended to register in the domain of public policy, ultimately resulting in democratic oversight and public ownership of technology. More info at freemachine.org.
Manny's is a civic social gathering space in the heart of San Francisco that combines a cafe, restaurant, civil rights themed bookstore, and a community gathering and programming space. It is located at 3092 16th St, in the Mission District of San Francisco. https://welcometomannys.com
Hope to see you there!