Wonder Stories 3 videos now online

We have now added to our online archived a warts and all live video feed so that you can all revist the happenings of Wonder Stories 3 in London. See the online archive in the links bar on the right for all the action or hit the following to go direct. Apologies for the quality of the first few minutes of Part 1, we iron out the kinks as the first session progresses.

WONDER STORIES 3 part 1 Worlds of Wonder: Far From Home

Welcome address from Brett Steele, director of the Architectural Association

Intro from Liam Young, Wonder Stories Co-founder

Presentation from Christian Lorenz Scheurer, concept artist and Illustrator for video games and films including films as ‘The Matrix’, ‘Dark City’, ‘Fifth Element’ and ‘Superman Returns’.

Presentation from SPOV, motion graphics artists for Discovery channel’s ‘Future Weapons’ and ‘Project Earth’

In conversation with Gavin Rothery, Concept artist on ‘Moon’ directed by Duncan Jones.

WONDER STORIES 3 part 2 Behind the Scenes: Blood, Guts and Hydraulic Fluid

Presentation from Andy Lockley, Academy award winning visual effects supervisor for ‘Inception’ , compositing/2D supervisor for ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘Children of Men’.

Animatronics demonstration by Gustav Hoegen, animatronics Engineer on Ridley Scott’s upcoming film ‘Prometheus’, ‘Hell Boy’ and ‘Clash of the Titans’.

DIY Taxidermy workshop by Charlie Tuesday Gates, taxidermy artist and
sculptor.

In conversation with Vincenzo Natali, director of Splice and Cube and the upcoming films based on the JG Ballards ‘Highrise’ and William Gibson’s ‘Neuromancer’.

WONDER STORIES 3 part 3 Strange But True: When Robots Rule the World

Swarm Robotics demonstration from Dr Roderich Gross and the ‘Natural Robotics Lab’.

Presentation from Philip Beesley, Digital media artist and experimental architect.

Monsters of Rock final panel with Julian Bleecker, Kevin Slavin and closing address by Bruce Sterling.

 

Wonder Stories 3 London Photos

Here are some photos from the Wonder Stories 3 event held in London on 28th October. Please get in touch if you want to share any photos of your own or should you require anything at high resolution. All photos are by Valerie Bennett.

Wonder Stories 3 Oct 28 2011 Poster

Wonder Stories 3 oct 28th Lineup Announced

WONDER STORIES 3
Live in London and New York Oct 28th

Created by
Liam Young [Tomorrows Thoughts Today]
And Geoff Manaugh [BLDGBLOG]

In Association with the Architectural Association, Studio-X NYC, Popular Science

We have always regaled ourselves with speculative stories of a day yet to come. In these polemic visions we furnish the fictional spaces of tomorrow with objects and ideas that at the same time chronicle the contradictions, inconsistencies, flaws and frailties of the everyday. Slipping suggestively between the real and the imagined these narratives offer a distanced view from which to survey the consequences of various social, environmental and technological scenarios.

Wonder Stories chronicles such tales in a sci fi storytelling jam with musical interludes, live demonstrations and illustrious speakers from the fields of science, art and technology presenting their visions of the near future. Join our ensemble of mad scientists, literary astronauts, design mystics, graphic cowboys, mavericks, visionaries and luminaries for an evening of wondrous possibilities and dark cautionary tales.

For the first time, Wonder Stories will be simultaneously hosted in London and New York and Popular Science will join the Architectural Association and Studio X NYC in coordinating the event this year. Join us for the third event in the series as we chart a course from science fiction to science fact with talks, a hands on taxidermy workshop, animatronic guests, swarm robotics demonstrations, datascapes walking tour and live movie soundscapes.

Free to all. OCT 28 1200 – 2200 at the Architectural Association London and OCT 28/29 at Studio-X NYC

The event will be streamed live streamed here and you can follow the twitter feed with #tws3

LONDON EVENT

Hosted by
LIAM YOUNG (‘Tomorrows Thoughts Today’ and the AA’s ‘Unknown Fields Division’)
MATT JONES (‘BERG London’, Design technologists)

VINCENZO NATALI
Director of Splice, Cube, and forthcoming films based on J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise and Neuromancer by William Gibson

BRUCE STERLING
Scifi author and futurist

KEVIN SLAVIN
Game designer and spatial theorist

ANDY LOCKLEY
Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor for Inception,compositing/2D supervisor for Batman Begins and Children of Men

PHILIP BEESLEY
Digital media artist and experimental architect

CHRISTIAN LORENZ SCHEURER
Concept artist and illustrator for video games and films such as The Matrix, Dark City, The Fifth Element, and Superman Returns

JULIAN BLEECKER
Designer, technologist, and researcher at the Near Future Laboratory

CHARLIE TUESDAY GATES
Taxidermy artist and sculptor, to lead a live taxidermy workshop

DR RODERICH GROSS AND THE ‘NATURAL ROBOTICS LAB’
Head of the Natural Robotics Lab at the University of Sheffield,to lead a live Swarm Robotics demonstration

GAVIN ROTHERY
Concept artist for Moon, directed by Duncan Jones

GUSTAV HOEGEN
Animatronics engineer for Hellboy, Clash of the Titans, and Ridley Scott’s forthcoming film Prometheus

SPOV
Motion graphics artists for Discovery Channel’s Future Weapons and Project Earth

ZELIG SOUND
Music, composition, and sound design for film and television

RADIOPHONIC
Throughout the day we will be accompanied by electronic tonalities from Radiophonic

NEW YORK EVENT

Hosted by
GEOFF MANAUGH (BLDGBLOG, STUDIO-X NYC)
NICOLA TWILLEY (EDIBLE GEOGRAPHY, STUDIO-X NYC)
POPULAR SCIENCE

BJARKE INGELS
Architect, WSJ Magazine 2011 architectural innovator of the year, and author of Yes Is More: An Archicomic on Architectural Evolution

NICHOLAS DE MONCHAUX
Architect and author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo

HARI KUNZRU
Novelist and author of Gods Without Men and The Impressionist

JAMES FLEMING
Historian and author of Fixing The Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control

ANDREW BLUM
Journalist and author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet

DAVID BENJAMIN
Architect and co-director of The Living

MARC KAUFMAN
Science writer and author of First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth

DEBBIE CHACHRA
Researcher and educator in biological materials and engineering design

JACE CLAYTON AND LINDSAY CUFF OF NETTLE
Nettle’s latest album, El Resplandor, is a speculative soundtrack for an unmade remake of The Shining, set in a luxury hotel in Dubai

CHRIS WOEBKEN
Interaction designer

SETH FLETCHER
Science writer and author of Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy

SIMONE FERRACINA
Architect and author of Organs Everywhere

DAVE GRACER
Insect agriculturalist at Small Stock Foods

HOD LIPSON
Researcher in evolutionary robotics and the future of 3D printing

ANDREW HESSEL
Science writer and open-source biologist, focusing on bacterial genomics

CARLOS OLGUIN
Designer at Autodesk Research working on the intersection of bio-nanotechnology and 3D visualization

[Image credit 'Inception' dir. Christopher Nolan]

Thrilling Wonder Stories 3 28/10/11

WONDER  STORIES 3
Live in London and New York Oct 28th

Created by
Liam Young [Tomorrows Thoughts Today]
And Geoff Manaugh [BLDGBLOG]

In Association with the Architectural Association, Studio-X NYC, Popular Science

We have always regaled ourselves with speculative stories of a day yet to come. In these polemic visions we furnish the fictional spaces of tomorrow with objects and ideas that at the same time chronicle the contradictions, inconsistencies, flaws and frailties of the everyday. Slipping suggestively between the real and the imagined these narratives offer a distanced view from which to survey the consequences of various social, environmental and technological scenarios.

Wonder Stories chronicles such tales in a sci fi storytelling jam with musical interludes, live demonstrations and illustrious speakers from the fields of science, art and technology presenting their visions of the near future. Join our ensemble of mad scientists, literary astronauts, design mystics, graphic cowboys, mavericks, visionaries and luminaries for an evening of wondrous possibilities and dark cautionary tales.

For the first time, Wonder Stories will be simultaneously hosted in London and New York and Popular Science will join the Architectural Association and Studio X NYC in coordinating the event this year. Join us for the third event in the series as we chart a course from science fiction to science fact with talks, a hands on taxidermy workshop, animatronic guests, swarm robotics demonstrations, datascapes walking tour and live movie soundscapes.

Free to all. OCT 28 1200 – 2200 at the Architectural Association London and OCT 28/29 at Studio-X NYC

The event will be streamed live streamed here and you can follow the twitter feed with #tws3

LONDON EVENT

Hosted by
LIAM YOUNG (‘Tomorrows Thoughts Today’ and the AA’s ‘Unknown Fields Division’)
MATT JONES (‘BERG London’, Design technologists)

VINCENZO NATALI
Director of Splice and Cube and the upcoming films based on the JG Ballards ‘Highrise’ and William Gibson’s ‘Neuromancer’.

BRUCE STERLING
Science Fiction Author and futurist.

ANDY LOCKLEY
Academy award winning visual effects supervisor for ‘Inception’ , compositing/2D supervisor for ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘Children of Men’.

PHILIP BEESLEY
Digital media artist and experimental architect

CHRISTIAN LORENZ SCHEURER
Concept artist and Illustrator for video games and films including films as ‘The Matrix’, ‘Dark City’, ‘Fifth Element’ and ‘Superman Returns’.

CHARLIE TUESDAY GATES
Taxidermy artist and sculptor.  Charlie will be leading a live taxidermy workshop.

DR RODERICH GROSS AND THE ‘NATURAL ROBOTICS LAB’
Head of the ‘Natural Robotics Lab’ at the University of Sheffield. Dr Gross will be running a live swarm robotics demonstration

GAVIN ROTHERY
Concept artist on ‘Moon’ directed by Duncan Jones

GUSTAV HOEGEN
Animatronics Engineer on Ridley Scott’s upcoming film ‘Prometheus’, ‘Hell Boy’ and ‘Clash of the Titans’.

RADIO SCIENCE ORCHESTRA
Theremin-led, electro-acoustic ensemble.

SPOV
Motion graphics artists for Discovery channel’s ‘Future Weapons’ and ‘Project Earth’

ZELIG SOUND
Music, composition and sound design for film and television

NEW YORK EVENT

Hosted by
GEOFF MANAUGH (BLDGBLOG, STUDIO-X NYC)
NICOLA TWILLEY (EDIBLE GEOGRAPHY, STUDIO-X NYC)
POPULAR SCIENCE

NICHOLAS DE MONCHAUX
Architect and author of ‘Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo’

DAVID BENJAMIN OF THE LIVING
Architect and Bio technologist

JAMES FLEMING
Historian and author of ‘Fixing The Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control’.

ANDREW BLUM
Journalist and author of ‘Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet’.

DEBBIE CHACHRA
Materials Scientist from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

HARI KUNZRU
Author of ‘Gods Without Men’ and ‘The Impressionist’.

JACE CLAYTON AND LINDSAY CUFF OF NETTLE
Their latest album titled ‘El Resplandor’ is a speculative soundtrack for an unmade remake of The Shining, set in a luxury hotel in Dubai.

CHRIS WOEBKEN
Interaction designer

SIMONE FERRACINA
Architect and the author/editor of ‘Organs Everywhere’.

DAVE GRACER
From ‘Small Stock Foods’, an edible-insect farming operation in New England

[Image credit 'Inception' dir. Christopher Nolan]

Thrilling Wonder Stories 2 26/11/10

Thrilling Wonder Stories is co ordinated by Liam Young and Geoff Manaugh. The event is free and open to the public at the Architectural Association in London on November 26th. It will also be streamed live online here from 1pm – 8pm GMT.

We have always regaled ourselves with speculative stories of a day yet to come. In the polemic visions of Thrilling Wonder Stories we furnish the fictional spaces of tomorrow with objects and ideas that at the same time chronicle the contradictions, inconsistencies, flaws and frailties of the everyday. Slipping suggestively between the real and the imagined they offer a distanced view from which to survey the consequences of various social, environmental and technological scenarios. Thrilling Wonder Stories 2 gathers an ensemble of mad scientists, literary astronauts, digital poets, speculative gamers, mavericks, visionaries and luminaries to spin stories of wondrous possibilities or dark cautionary tales.

Thrilling Wonder Stories 1 29/05/09

Thrilling Wonder Stories 2 Updated schedule

The final updated schedule for Thrilling Wonder Stories 2 is now live. Hope to see you there or if not check out the online stream and twitter feed.

1200 Bookshop browsing, drinks, music and gaming

1230- Intro to the day by Liam Young and Brett Steele

12:40—14:00 COUNTERFEIT ARCHAEOLOGIES

Geoff Manaugh + Nicola Twilley
[Founders of Future Plural, authors of BLDGBLOG and Edible Geography]
Dunne and Raby
[Design provocateurs]

14:00–15:20 CAUTIONARY TALES

Jeff VanderMeer
[Author of City of Saints and Madmen and Finch]
Will Self
[Author of The Book of Dave, Psychogeography and Walking Through Hollywood]
Paul Duffield
[Artist and Author of Freakangels and Signal comics]

15:20–15:40 Musical Interlude

15:40–17:00 NEAR FUTURES

BERG London
[Technologists, futurists and RFID magicians]
Alex Rutterford
[Motion graphics filmmaker, director and designer for Ridley Scott Associates and Warp Records]
Ubisoft with Julian Gerighty and Jorg Tittel
[Transmedia and game designers]
Gavin Rothery
[Concept artist for the film Moon]

17:00–18:20 APOCALYPTIC VISIONS

Antony Johnston
[Author of the Wasteland and Daredevil comics]
Splash Damage
[Designers of the Ark, the war-stricken floating refugee city from the game Brink]
Rachel Armstrong
[Biotechnology and scifi squishiness]

18:20–18:40 Musical Interlude

18:40-20:00 ALTERNATIVE PRESENTS

Ant Farm
[Architectural supergroup and countercultural heroes]
Joep Van Lieshout
[Founder of Atelier Van Lieshout and the speculative free state of AVL Ville]

Thrilling Wonder Stories 2 Nov 26th

Thrilling Wonder Stories is co ordinated by Liam Young and Geoff Manaugh. The event is free and open to the public at the Architectural Association in London on November 26th. It will also be streamed live online here from 1pm – 8pm GMT.

We have always regaled ourselves with speculative stories of a day yet to come. In the polemic visions of Thrilling Wonder Stories we furnish the fictional spaces of tomorrow with objects and ideas that at the same time chronicle the contradictions, inconsistencies, flaws and frailties of the everyday. Slipping suggestively between the real and the imagined they offer a distanced view from which to survey the consequences of various social, environmental and technological scenarios. Thrilling Wonder Stories 2 gathers an ensemble of mad scientists, literary astronauts, digital poets, speculative gamers, mavericks, visionaries and luminaries to spin stories of wondrous possibilities or dark cautionary tales.