Making a prototype provides a means to experiment, design and evaluate an idea, or a concept. What it does is to make the future visible. While most prototypes are physical artefact, it can also be virtual and come in a multitude of media that challenge our senses: in the form of sound, touch, smell, sight and taste. Most critically, they challenge our current views of our world and the ideal of our future society.
Future Prototyping exhibition staged at the Dulux Gallery, Melbourne School of Design gathers innovative virtual, immersive and physical prototypes, that are emerging across the field of arts, design, food, engineering, and architecture in Australia and New Zealand. These prototypes demonstrate how making is changing in the 21st century through advanced technology, novel techniques and revitalisation of traditional craftsmanship. How we make define our milieu but most importantly, it provides us with glimpses into the future, one that is yet to come.
Photography of exhibition by James Rafferty.
Dr Paul Loh, David Leggett, and Mond Qu.
Exhibition fabricated by Power to Make.
Installed by James Neil with support from Edward Yep, Rebecca Yang, Sizhen Wang, Mitchell Ransome and Danny Ngo.