The Future Chronicles aims to explore both the past and the future through creative narration and design.

Future Chronicles

The Future Chronicles, currently raising money on Kickstarter, bills itself as the “first magazine ever that travels through time.” Created by German agency Hyperraum, the magazine aims to explore both the past and the future through creative narration and design.

Each issue of The Future Chronicles will look at a single topic and trace its development through history and into a speculative future, aided by immersive multimedia. The first edition covers “today’s most disruptive technology”—the internet—charting its path from research project in the 1960s to wearable tech in 2015 to the eventual complete transition to virtual reality in 2096.

With the growth of more immersive forms of media, it’s easier than ever to simulate one of our oldest science-fiction dreams: the ability to travel through time. And as the future seems more uncertain than ever, people are interested in visualizing what it might look like. For example, a project in California uses augmented reality to show what coastal areas would look like in the future if climate change continues untempered. Research published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology even suggests that using virtual reality to simulate time travel can help people recover from past traumas.

Watch for more creative, tech-aided journeys through time from forward-thinking artists and brands alike.

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