SPECULATIONS ON FUTURE
ENVIRONMENTS OF ENTERTAINMENT
Fear & Wonder Workshop | MIT
Team Kyle Joseph Branchesi, Qianhui Liang, Molly Mason, Alina Nazmeeva, Helena Hang Rong
Instructors Liam Young, Alexey Marfin
In a post labor society, CONTENT speculates on future worlds within urban and rural China. Extrapolating trends of absurdity and exhibitionism in talk shows and apps like Kuaishou, this is a world in which entertainment is currency and attention is everything. In exchange for living in these automated cities, citizens adopt jobs of producing social media content, sometimes leading them on inane adventures and ultimately forcing them to construct their worlds in order to develop meaningful lives. The buildings themselves take on the need to share these stories, broadcasting the inhabitants to the streets below through embedded LED systems which ultimately change the atmosphere of the city itself. This is their city symphony.