Have you ever wondered what the future will be like? If you have, then you’re not alone. MOD, or UniSA’s Museum of Discovery, has given it some thought too and luckily for us their current exhibition Seven Siblings from the Future takes some of the guesswork out of our not-so-distant future. And that future actually seems pretty cool.
Centred around seven siblings living in 2050, the exhibition not only poses some big questions about the environment, industry, employment, and society but also explores how who we are as individuals, our values and ambitions, influences the direction of our world.
MOD’s immersive exhibition considers the ethics of wearable health trackers, genetic engineering, climate-induced migration and the automation of work. Receive a virtual haircut from Mia, trying Rowan’s synthetic and emission-free burger or helping Ava pass their ‘Austronaut’ test.
But if this isn’t enough to tempt you out of your front door, then we won’t stress because Seven Siblings from the Future, in collaboration with Radio Adelaide and UniSA journalism students, is releasing a new podcast.
MOD.Cast has just launched its new season, a seven-part series that hears from researchers and experts from Adelaide and beyond who discuss what it will take to make the siblings’ version of 2050 a reality.
Director of MOD. Dr Kristin Alford says the new Seven Siblings from the Future podcast offers listeners plenty to think about in relation to how we live in our world.
“I am really excited about the MOD.Cast series we have been developing with UniSA students and Radio Adelaide,” Dr Alford says.
“Named for the exhibition, the Seven Siblings from the Future podcast draws on the research and ideas of local and national experts and will explore their thoughts on how we’ll live in the not too distant future.
“They will be talking about everything from how we need to build the cities of tomorrow, the foods we’ll eat, the jobs we will have and even consider if we will be taking the next big step to living on new planets or in space.”
So, catch you on Mars in 2050.
Visit MOD for free on North Terrace, adjacent to the Morphett Street Bridge, from Tuesdays to Sundays and catch the first episode of MOD.Cast Seven Siblings from the Future on your favourite streaming platforms with new episodes coming every Monday.
For more info go to mod.org.au.
Words – Anna Day
Photography – MOD.