Image by Benjamin Blättler
NARRATOR

NON-FUTURE LAB

Principles: Threat, Disappearance, Destruction

ZONE 19

You have entered the Non-Future Lab.

Here you walk along a cliff's edge or tightrope, testing yourself in a balancing-act whose stakes are all or nothing. In fact, here is where you feel the breath of the nothing itself. For this is the site of pure irreversibility and undoing. You must be cautious not to go too far. 

You encounter a woman who records all the legends of apocalypse that have ever been inscribed. She speaks of how some dreamed of an end by burning, others by rain, and still others by disintegration or silence. She is called The Evil Eye. She lingers in the non-theater of our trembling and our eventual dissolution. She alone knows the expiration date. She is master of the reckoning, the countdown, and the deadline.  

The Evil Eye gives you the following clue below.

Read and choose your future wisely afterward.

Image: David Spriggs, Vision II (2017)

NON-FUTURE FRAGMENT

When the outside world is afflicted by flagrant threats, colonies forced to live in isolation, suffering humanity’s wireless disconnection – the Porter stands to deliver strands of hope.

 

The delivery man in the Non-Topia is tasked with bridging the post-apocalyptic fragments of society across vast desolate landscapes, transporting our most dire resources, with his tools: the rope and the stick.​

Example: Video game auteur, Hideo Kojima’s latest vision and game, Death Stranding, released in winter, 2019.

https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/in-death-stranding-loneliness-is-more-powerful-than-connection/

Post_004: Non-Topia Series: The Porter

by Danna Al-Banyan

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Image: Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima, Kojima Productions, 2019

CHOOSE FUTURE

You have read the clue of the

Future Illusion Lab.

The Evil Eye is staring holes into your spirit.

She is sharing with you predictive glances of the termination of Being. She is painting a landscape of the world-without-us.

She offers you two guides to buy time and lead you into the aftermath: 

 

The Storyteller or The Sleepwalker.

WHICH DO YOU CHOOSE?