To do in San Francisco: Future Perfect: A Postcapitalist Adventure from Free Machine on March 24

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[Editor’s note: I’m on the advisory board for Free Machine, a nonprofit that describes itself as an “LA-based collective of UX designers, artists, urban planners, and policy wonks. By using the tools of culture to shift the conversation around tech and society, we aim to shape a hi-tech future that is equitable, sustainable, and abundant.” The following is from Ben Gansky, Free Machine’s executive Director]

I’d like to invite you to join me at Free Machine’s Future Perfect: A Postcapitalist Adventure on Sunday March 24th at 4pm at Manny’s in the Mission, co-presented by Institute for the Future! What is Future Perfect? Who is Free Machine? Where is Manny’s? Read on!

Future Perfect: A Postcapitalist Adventure is a live group choose-your-own-adventure in which participants take on the roles of neighborhood council members in an imagined society, called Tomorrowland. Faced with a series of events and emergencies created by emerging automation and climate change, councils must debate and vote on the policy decisions that (they hope!) will move their society into an ideal future. Tomorrowland’s story will unfold over a twenty-year period, with guest appearances by special interest lobbyists and local experts adding context and insight to these complex topics. What will be the future of Tomorrowland? It’s up to you! (This event is $5, with all proceeds to be donated to Data for Black Lives but no one will be turned away for lack of funds: you can reserve your ticket here.)

Free Machine is an LA-based collective of designers, artists, urban planners, and policy wonks. Read the rest