When the birds have gone, Rhôd, Melin Glonc, Carmarthenshire

We live in a world where there are no more birds.

A guide to recent technology developed by the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands for a post-avian world

Prototyped at Melin Glonc, Carmarthenshire, May and June of 2113

 

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When the birds have gone at Rhôd, Sunday 26th May – Saturday 1st June 2013

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When the birds have gone is the current research project by the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands, a post-apocalyptic research unit based in the future, studying the past, which is actually the present. Led by Fern Thomas and in collaboration with others, the Institute explores how we vision the future through interdisciplinary explorations rooted in phenomenology and social sculpture.

When the birds have gone questions what it would be like to live in a post-avian world. The work shared at Rhôd will showcase the latest technologies developed by the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands in response to a world without birds. Visitors will be provided with relevant documents and information in order to interact with the pioneering technological developments.

When the birds have gone is part of a wider research project connected to Bridging the Gaps at Swansea University, where the Institute is working with researchers across disciplines to explore the role of birds and birdsong in our lives and what the effects would be should they disappear.

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