Back to Future. Visions of Technology between Fiction and Reality.

Museum for Communication Frankfurt
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Museum for Communication Frankfurt
60596 Frankfurt am Main

Also, the new special exhibition at the Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt, "Back to Future. Visions of Technology between Fiction and Reality", had to take place in purely digital form for the time being. But fortunately that's over now. The exhibition can be visited from now on, but of course there are some rules to follow, which you can find on the museum's homepage.

The exhibition

What is "Back to Future" about? The exhibition is a journey to the technological visions of yesterday's future developed by creative thought leaders*. In illustrations and novels, on postcards and in films, they created images that express the hopes, longings, fears and dissatisfactions of the time. They are fantastic images and very concrete ideas - some visions have already become taken for granted as part of everyday life, others have entertainingly missed the mark.

The exhibition presents both euphoric and critical visions of technology for communication and mobility and tells the story of the social breeding ground on which they were born. Perhaps a look at these historical futures will help us better understand the fears and hopes we project into our future today. After all, the defining future technologies of our present - robots, artificial intelligence and self-driving cars - we discover in part in visionary designs of days gone by.

You can find the digital explotizer, which allows you to explore the exhibition in an entertaining way, and supplementary information at: https://back-to-future.museumsstiftung.en/

Back to Future. Visions of Technology between Fiction and Reality.
December 2021
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