At the Future Innovators Summit Tokyo: An Interdisciplinary Urban Think Tank, a group of innovators were brought together to contemplate and ask crucial questions around different futures of DEATH-LIFE.
Many questions were asked and discussed, including:
- What is life and death in a city with the fastest ageing society?
- What are the roles of systems and technologies in shaping how we perceive a living or healthy body?
- What does it mean to live or die in the era of exponential technologies?
- What is good death?: How can we imagine and design how we die?
- How might our post-death selves emerge in relation to genetic and network technologies?
Our goal was to formulate a creative question around Death-Life that would support us and others to continue to contemplate how we may move forward and construct different empowering and sustainable futures around DEATH-LIFE.
In the end, this was the ultimate creative question we conceived:
How Can We Care–Fully Co–Craft Death–Life?
And here, we start our journey with you to respond to this question.
The interviews in this video were conducted at the Future Innovators’ Summit in Tokyo 2018 in response to this question: "How can we care–fully co–craft death–life?"
(Music: Kyrie Eleison by Marcin Steczkowski)
Innovators and Contributors to FIS Tokyo 2018 Death-Life:
Mentor: Gerfried Stocker
Facilitator: Asako Okuno
Assistant: Yuki Tatano
Reporter: Akihico Mori
Organizers: Kazuko Tanaka, Hideaki Ogawa, Kyoko Kunoh (and team)
Sponsors: Ars Electronica, Hakuhodo, Voice Vision
Future Innovators Summit brings together a creative group of artists, designers, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, social activists and philosophers in a think tank environment to formulate questions of central importance to humankind’s future; collaborating on ideation of the future society, and also actual implementation of the ideas in the society.