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Researching the Future



To accompany our Forum on Designing the Future we compiled a list of resources for future production design research and inspiration!

 

SPACE CENTRE HOUSTON - Texas, USA

A leading science and space exploration learning center, the center features more than 400 space artifacts, permanent and traveling exhibits, exhibits and experiences related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program.





 

THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM Washington DC, USA

With a host of flight and space-themed exhibits, hands-on activities related to aviation, space-exploration, astronomy, and planetary geology, this continually evolving museum is a rich source of inspiration and information.





 

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER Florida, USA

The entire complex is divided into Mission Zones which focus on key eras in space travel such as Race to the Moon, which looks at lunar exploration, or NASA Now, which explores the future of space travel. The centre offers a Behind the Gates tours to get access to restricted areas, such as launch pads and workshops.





 

MAMALLUCA OBSERVATORY Vicuña, Chile

The first tourist observatory in Chile, the center houses a12-inch telescope donated by AURA.

Inside the observatory, tourists are invited to participate in a cosmic journey through sounds and images. You can look through the telescope and see the cleanest skies in the world, perfect for observing the night sky,stars, moon, planets and the different constellations.





 

HR GIGER MUSEUM Gruyères, Switzerland

HR Giger is Swiss artist best known for artwork that blended human physiques with machines, an art style known as "biomechanical". After purchasing a fortress in the medieval village of Gruyères, Giger established his own museum in 1998. The museum houses the most extensive collection of artworks from Giger’s different creative periods, including most of his film designs, including the artwork of ‘Alien’, ‘Dune’, ‘Species’ and ‘Poltergeist 2’.



 

WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL New York City, NY, USA

This initiative gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries. Through discussions, debates, theatrical works, musical performances, intimate salons and outdoor experiences, the Festival takes science out of the laboratory and into the public space of New York City and beyond.




 

FUTURISM.COM

The website features a hosts of current news and articles featuring all things futurist - be it technology, media, art or current affairs news. Topics often covered are Advanced Transport, Enhanced Humans, Devices, Neuroscience, and Robotics / Prosthetics.

 

INVERSE.COM

The website explores the science and innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that can motivate the next generation to build a better world.

Inverse takes a scientific approach to analyzing culture and a cultural approach to talking about science, with the aim to better understand tomorrow by examining today.





 

SPACEENGINE.COM

SpaceEngine is an interactive 3D astronomy software developed by Russian astronomer Vladimir Romanyuk. It creates a 1:1 scale three-dimensional planetarium representing the entire observable universe from a combination of real astronomical data and procedural generation algorithms. Users can travel through space in any direction or speed, and forwards or backwards in time.





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