2016+X: a festival of interactive storytelling, journeys, choices and games in a future city

Within my role as Creative Director, Strategist + Co-Producer, I supported the development of a festival themed on a “future city” built of 46 installations by local innovators in Shanghai within 14 venues in M50 art district. A physical and app-based game allowed visitors to interact with a question posed by each concept, choose an answer that directed their actions and therefore consequences. A space where a large audience could interact with the ‘innovation’ on not just a practical, functional level, but to enter the space of ethical implications and personal intentions.

“choose your own adventure in 2016+X” 3 days in a future city imagined +5, +10, +50, +500 years through eyes of the community

Explore ideas amongst music stages, food and entertainment, in 6000m2 transformed by installations, performances and workshops, for guests to participate, imagine & test themselves.. pet shops, travel agencies, charity HQ’s, restaurants, clinics, labs, libraries, stores – even an ad agency and law firm. what could these new possibilities mean…?

Experience a world through the imagination of over 150 artists, designers, filmmakers, architects, programmers, chefs, performers, writers, engineers and musicians such as FENG BINGYI, STUDIO NOWHERE, DOGMA LAB, AUTOMATO.FARM, WONDERLABS and DR ZHOU YI.

AN OFFLINE-MEETS-ONLINE WORLD OF GAMES, IMAGINATION AND PLAY. THROUGH A CUSTOM-DESIGNED WEB-APP

A crafted web of interconnected PORTALS, IMMERSIONS, performances and workshops, to not only expand your imagination, but invite you to go beyond by voting and directing your own story.

Adventure and be part of a story crafted as a game to inspire the imagination. With innovations in 6 categories:

  • LIVING
  • COMMUNITY
  • SELF
  • PLAY
  • GREEN
  • SENSES
CONCEPT: BODY MANIPULATOR
CONTEXT: in a future when our bodies can be programmable
QUESTION: would you allow your body to be controlled by another?

CHOICE: 
A. sure! I’m open to trying new technologies  or B. No way! that’s creepy…
CONSEQUENCE: 
A = uses demo on arm, it moves involuntarily / B = uses controller to move arm A

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