«Futurenova» is a critique of today's science fiction and a speculative way of imagining our future hideout. It attempts to revive the visual imagination of space exploration beyond historical clichés and stereotypes to enable alternative visual experiences, imaginations and dreams.
Imagination of the future does not have to come in silver colours and dystopian surroundings. Current images of the forthcoming times are often in contrast to the visual language of space exploration developed throughout the 20th century, many long before space travel was a technical possibility and real images of space existed. Furthermore, many of these images were prospective imaginations to render the world to come as desirable.
The book «Futurenova» goes further. It is a book of imagination of how the future planet could look like. Without knowing the outer world, I created the concepts of a new reality, which I dream to become substantial. Based on a story from the future I recreated the life of an astronaut exploring the newly discovered planetary system called Trappist_1. I try answering the question whether in the future we could use contemporary media and base our perspective on the 20th century «space-boom feeling» rather than «Star Wars» machinery.
«Futurenova» is a critique of present-day science-fiction and a speculative way of imagining our future shelter. It attempts to revitalise the visual imagination of space exploration beyond historic clichés and current stereotypes in order to provide alternative visual experiences, imaginations and dreams.
MA diploma project Visual Communication