At TExT-TUBE we write and produce both original and commissioned stories about the future – across all kinds of media. Typically, projects start with a futures workshop to map out and structure the vision of the future and select the most appropriate media. It could be a feature film, a futurementary (our coinage), a television program such as our pilot for TExT-TUBE TV, an event such as f3 futures film festival, an e-book or graphic novel, a game or virtual world, or a futuristic music project (FUZIK).
The TExT-TUBE concept grew from the academic work in Futures Studies, scenarios visualization and trans-media production by David L Wright (PhD), former Associate Professor, and Kosuke Mikawa (MA) a pioneering media student, whose passion for communicating about futures issues evolved into a start-up media production studio originally based at FUTURE UNIVERSITY HAKODATE in Japan. TExT-TUBE is unique as the world’s first dedicated to creating stories about the future by applying concepts, methods and tools deriving from Futures Studies.
We live in a media saturated world. Quality futuristic science fiction stories can change our world and our perceptions of what is possible. Our mission is to bring a new level of story-telling intelligence and creativity to the craft of telling stories about our collective futures.
The selected projects featured in this website range from pre-viz to preliminary concept design through to completed. They are a mix of student-led and commercially commissioned projects produced on modest budgets.
Got a futures story project? Reach out in either English, Japanese or Mandarin, to brainstorm how we can co-create a hit product in almost any media.