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Join us! Howard Rheingold Art Exhibition
Past Futures of Howard Rheingold: A Retrospective of Art and Ideas
Presented by Institute for the Future
"My art-making always has been a subconscious divination ritual that I've invoked in parallel with the rational techno-social forecasting I have done for fifty years." - Howard Rheingold
Explore the art that has been the crucible of Rheingold's thinking and writing for decades
Institute for the Future is honored to showcase the art of Howard Rheingold, Distinguished fellow, long-term research affiliate, intellectual fellow traveler and friend of IFTF.
Howard has a deep history in the world of futures thinking. He is called the First Citizen of the Internet, and in 1993, he published The Virtual Community, the first book to anticipate that computers were not just for computing, not even primarily for information sharing, but also for creating communities. Howard's latest book, Net Smart: How to Thrive Online explores the future of digital culture and how social media can be used intelligently, humanely and mindfully.
Howard's artwork is a playful counterpoint to his thought—artifacts of his imagination and the exploratory spirit that have led to such compelling visions of what might be possible.
Join us for a guided tour of "The Past Futures of Howard Rheingold: A Retrospective of Art and Ideas," as we explore Howard’s artwork and reflect on art, technology, and civic life in the 21st century.
Guided tour dates are:
- February 7th Opening Reception - SOLD OUT
- March 14th at 12:30-1:00pm
- April 12th at 12:30-1:00pm
- May 12th at 12:30-1:00pm
Location: 201 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto
All tours are open to the public with registration.
About the Organizers
Visit Howard's personal website, Rheingold.com, to learn more about his books, writing, and art.
The Institute for the Future
The Institute for the Future (IFTF) is an independent, nonprofit strategic research group celebrating 48 years of forecasting experience. The core of our work is identifying emerging trends and discontinuities that will transform global society and the global marketplace. We provide insights into business strategy, design process, innovation, and social dilemmas. Our research generates the foresight needed to create insights that lead to action and spans a broad territory of deeply transformative trends, from health and well-being to food, technology, the workplace, and human identity. IFTF is based in Palo Alto, California.