Update: 40k Stretch Goal
If we manage to get €40,000, we will take The Future Chronicles to the next level: We will build a platform where all of you will be able to share your own vision of the future with the world.
Every Kickstarter backer will get one of the first author accounts on the platform and will be able to write his own The Future Chronicles style articles. These will then become the foundation of further issues of the magazine.
These days it feels like the future is in a rush: Our climate changes, natural resources are coming to an end and new forms of media change our most fundamental concepts of communication.
But the faster everything around us changes, the more important it becomes to maintain the overview. So pack your stuff and travel with us into the future!
The Future Chronicles is a publication, made for the digital age. Every issue deals with a topic of social change. Every article covers a milestone in history and takes place in the respective time.
To build up the basic knowledge on our subject, we always start our journey in the past. Then, article by article, we travel into the future.
To bring everything together we created a design language that connects all the different places in time: A unique visual style, carefully selected typography and the creative spirit of a different artist for every article.
The First Issue
The first issue tells the history of 21st century’s most disruptive technology: the internet. Traveling through twenty articles from 1962 to 2096, you’ll experience the incredible transformation from a technophobe to a virtual society.
Machines become more intelligent than humanity, privacy ends in a free flow of information and centres of power dissolve in the emergence of decentralized structures.
Technology is shrinking, until it vanishes in the human body. Mankind overcomes natural selection by evolving into machines, until our whole world finally gets replaced by virtual reality.
Let's make it happen!
We want the Future Chronicles to be an independent publication. It’s sole purpose should be to inform, inspire and please you, our readers. That’s why we decided to try a completely ad-free approach, which most people in the publishing industry wouldn’t consider feasible at all.
But they don’t have supporters like you. By crowdsourcing €30.000, we will be able to cover our final production costs: Printing costs, app development, distribution, reward manufacturing and at least our fundamental staff costs in the production time.
There are some great artefacts, that we collected on our travels so far and we would be pleased to share them with you. Further we definitely want you to be well equipped for the journey we are inviting you to go along with us. Therefore we also provide you with the best tools you will need to dive into the time stream.
Behind the magazine is a collective of professional time travelers: Young open-minded editors and artists from various creative fields face the challenges of our time and embark on a common journey of discovery.
The Future Chronicles is a project by hyperraum, a Berlin based network agency that focuses on developing products, brands and content for the world of tomorrow. We initiated the project with the aim of inspiring more people to participate on the change.
Risks and challenges
As we all know, time travel could potentially cause errors in the space-time continuum.
We are not liable for errors in the space-time continuum caused by you on our journey.
We may get stuck in the future.
We are not liable for you getting stuck in the future.
Okay, seriously: We made a big effort to prepare for this campaign the best we could. Nonetheless we can’t plan for all possible eventualities. So there is the risk of us falling behind schedule, if something happens we didn’t foresee.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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