back from the future assignment

the encyclopedia adventurrica

the scenario.

you are pacing the length of a long bookshelf. the spines beckon you- in their inanimate ways- from their shelves.
you aren’t looking for any particular title. with mysterious  casualty, you reach for a tall red spine…
The Encyclopedia Adventurrica 2064 .
you rub your eyes. you laugh quietly. you replace the book on its shelf. you pace around. your palms sweat. you roll your eyes at yourself. you gravitate back to the shelf. you remove the book. and with it, you walk away.

you now posses an encyclopedia from fifty years the future. the format is consistent with encyclopedias of the present tense. it is alphabetical. it contains images and general descriptions about familiar things.
but it is the unfamiliar and the mysterious that makes you hide the book under your bed at night.
unrecognizable inventions. unfamiliar faces. unusual landscapes. grand events linked to peculiar facts and new personalities. oddities and absurdities. the awesome, the beautiful and the curiosity that is the future.

the assignment.

  • “read” (brainstorm) about objects, places, characters and occasions from The Encyclopedia Adventurrica 2064
  • “photocopy” (take interpretive photographs of the future) images from The Encyclopedia Adventurrica 2064
  • “summarize” (describe imaginatively) each image. speculate. be creative. be convincing. retell the future.
  • “share” at least one photo + summary from The Encyclopedia Adventurrica 2064  each day this week
  • “submit” your photos + summaries via email:


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