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Cabinet of Curiosities (1690s) by Domenico Remps

A 1690s era cabinet of curiosities by Domenico Remps

Perhaps it’s a reaction to being over saturated with technological achievement that, more and more, people go about their daily lives uninspired and lacking curiosity about science and technology.

Given the remarkable advances we’ve made in the space of a high school student’s lifetime, it’s not surprising that some have adopted a ‘ho-hum’ attitude toward truly remarkable accomplishments.

David PescovitzNot so for David Pescovitz, co-editor and managing partner at Boing Boing. David, who is also a research director at the Institute for the Future, wants to take you on a tour of the future that will rock your world.

“Now, more than ever, our future depends on re-inspiring people of all ages to engage with science and technology, to be part of the conversation about what’s possible, probable, and desirable.”
—David Pescovitz

In his keynote on “Science, Art, and Magic: The World Is A Wunderkammer” at WebVisions Barcelona, David will take us on a tour of tomorrow that will astonish, educate, and provoke mind-blowing visions about the future.

Buckle your seatbelt. You’ll hear about magical trends in science and technology that will transform the way we live, work, and play, and scenarios supported with real world examples from the present that point the way to the future. Crazy-but-true ideas ranging from invisibility cloaks to real psychokinesis, and nanoscale artworks to magical interfaces.

David’s resume is a wunderkammer in and of itself. In addition to his role at Boing Boing, he is editor-at-large for MAKE: magazine, co-wrote the book Reality Check based on his futurist column at WIRED, and has written for the New York Times, Scientific American, Popular Science, the Washington Post, Salon, New Scientist, Los Angeles Times…the list goes on.

The future will be revealed, and it won’t disappoint.

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WebVisions Barcelona is June 19-21, 2014 at Elisava School of Design and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Register today.