Jessica Charlesworth
2005/7

The Futures Association for Therapy and Entertainment

How far down the rabbit hole do you really want to go? Do you live for the now or invest in your future? Who would you trust to interpret your destiny? Will the next generation of personalised forecasting tools create potential dilemmas for you?

These questions are posed by the Futures Association for Therapy and Entertainment. F.A.T.E. is a quasi-scientific institute, established in 2020, combining scientific thinking and techniques with subjective and anecdotal evidence in the quest for improved methodologies in developing future self knowledge. Expertise is based on a holistic approach to the evaluation of predictive gene testing and the effects of nature, nurture and other unrelated effects (christened ‘neither’) on the future of an individuals’ behaviour, development and lifestyle.

Specialists from a variety of fields in Institutions have been attracted to form three distinct research and development groups with therapy units attached.
  1. The Nature Group focuses on self knowledge understanding arising from genetic factors.
  2. The Nurture Group focuses on self knowledge improvement through environmental, upbringing and lifestyle factors.
  3. The Neither Group draws on research from other un related groups including trend analysis and extrapolation.
The F.A.T.E institute brings together research and design ideas to underpin “the future of self knowledge” philosophy, the cross fertilization between three methodologies of futurism; ancient divination, corporate forecasting and predictive gene testing.
My project addresses our constant fear for the unpredictable future and the implications genetic determinism will have on our society.



RELATED LINKS
The Futures Association for
Therapy and Entertainment


OTHER PROJECTS
Nanonoia
The Future of Self-Knowledge



Experts from The Delphi Party: NURTURE research & therapy group
Experts from The Delphi Party: NURTURE research & therapy group
Facilitator from The Delphi Party: NURTURE research and therapy group
Facilitator from The Delphi Party: NURTURE research and therapy group
Clients experience The Gene Ceremony: NATURE research & therapy group
Clients experience The Gene Ceremony: NATURE research & therapy group
Food Instrument from The Gene Ceremony:NATURE research & therapy group
Food Instrument from The Gene Ceremony:NATURE research & therapy group