The Algorithmic Turn

View the exhibition on artsteps here.

This exhibition showcases prototypes created by groups of students on the Edinburgh Futures Institute course entitled Building Near Futures.

The course aimed to develop students’ agency and critical competencies in envisioning, articulating, and questioning ideas about the future. By introducing futuring frameworks, methods, and tools, it equipped students to investigate future scenarios, challenges, and controversies with and for society.

It explored how futures methods – including creative and experiential methods – can generate insights that can be implemented in the present to effect real world change.

In teams, students created fragments of near future worlds which you are invited to explore here.

When individual students did not wish their names to be shared online, we have acknowledged their contribution with a note of ‘Anonymous’.