Opening Reception
April 12 2019 6pm-8pm
Designers  Information
Future Tense adheres to no linear timeline, design ethos, or destination. The designers of this exhibition gather here to engage with questions of the present while the road ahead hides from sight. There is no answer to what the future holds, but we continue to experiment, explore, and interact with uncertainty to converge what is with what could be. Future Tense challenges us to envision an extraordinary future for ourselves and each other. Future Tense adheres to no linear timeline, design ethos, or destination. The designers of this exhibition gather here to engage with questions of the present while the road ahead hides from sight. There is no answer to what the future holds
The Designers
The future will be brighter.
Riley Lenz
presents a personal study on maker-ship and mental health through relief carving.
The future knows no gender.
Ryan Hicks
showcases
Construk Sans
, a typeface that challenges the use of gendered language.
The future is eclectic.
Haley Burdeos
proposes Design Sprint Lab, a student-led design workshop driving social change.
The future is migratory.
Margaret Cook
utilizes data to create installations that illuminate truths about immigration to the US.
The future is well-informed.
Efren Martinez
displays
NewsAide
, a guide for interacting and navigating online news.
The future is your best self.
Kathy Vong
utilizes intimate, personal stories and an interactive installation to encourage vulnerability and therapy.
The future should be questioned.
Florence Kamp
imagines a future where human memory is translated into digital space.
The future is efficient.
Sarah Lee
showcases
NOVO
, a personal assistant application based on artificial intelligence.
The future is gun free.
Spencer Gutierrez
presents
Roll
, a film about the pervasive nature of complex trauma.
The future has potential.
Dessa Gilbert
reflects on teenage nostalgia and angst in MUSHworld
, an interactive bedroom hangout.
The future is mindful.
Ellen Shin
reveals our capacity to be mindful in hopes to create a more accepting future.
The future transforms us.
Vanessa Martin
exhibits
Petsonality
, a website dedicated to matching people with their perfect pet type.
The future is fearless.
Mailei Schmidt
challenges the meaning of fear and perceived risks through senses.
The future is a mound of soil.
Jacob Bruner
exhibits Alter/Altar
, a shrine of personal and public grief.
The future is inclusive.
Leonel Martinez
showcases Outpost, a platform that readdresses food insecurity among UT college students.
The future is lucky.
Bianca Srivastava
manifests a quiz exploring our relationship with luck, good fortune and opportunity
The future is ours.
Duo Xu
redesigns traditional mythology creatures in a fun new way.
The future is made with bots.
Eric Moe
invites you to play and design with machine intelligence in his project,
Moebot
.
The future is mindful.
Will Kuglen
presents
Screens & Time
, a series of interventions that spark conversation about our time spent with technology.
The future is synergetic.
Danielle Henderson
displays Book Club, a tabletop game that encourages reading as a social activity.
The future should be shared.
Michelle Avelar
showcases Yo Soy, with Mexican Dichos zine to share, celebrate & connect latinx culture.
The future supports you.
Lille Kester
uses Backed to support the posture and alignment of its user.
The future moves you.
Anna Brink
uncovers the soul of a city, promoting observation and awareness through
Urban Stories
.
The future is in style.
Anna Grace
features handcrafted products inspired by animals and created using natural furs and skins.
The future is battle for life.
Reem Abusaud
’s intervention helps animals cross the road safely.
INFORMAtion
Art Building Map
Location
Visual Arts Center
Second Floor Gallery
2300 Trinity St.
Austin, TX, 78712
Dates
Opening Reception:
April 12, 2019 6–8pm

Exhibition Run:
April 12–26, 2019