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FutureFest Late

The future of storytelling

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Explore the Barbican Conservatory by night with an evening of talks, installations and an interactive performance.

Stories of the past have been carved, painted and printed. Today, they are whispered through earbuds, watched through screens and available to download. But how will we share stories in the future?

We’ll be discussing the ingredients of storytelling with writer and critic Olivia Laing, and Sci-Fi novelist Stephen Oram exploring how stories might be told in the future through installations from the Royal College of Art, and immersing ourselves in an animal love story with performance artist David Finnigan.

Stories can help us imagine and predict our futures, and even shape them. So how can we use new technology to make these imaginary futures more vivid, more interactive and more tangible? What does the next chapter of storytelling hold?



Please note that this event is 18+

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