Welcome to the Future Text Lab

We have been hosting an annual Symposium on the Future of Text for over a decade. The next Symposium will be Online and in London, UK October 4th & 5th 2023 thefutureoftext.org

We publish an annual ‘Future of Text’ series of books which are available for download, as well as the Future of Text Journal. futuretextpublishing.com

The Future of Text Network community meets every week. We have a page with VR Resources for the community, for easy access while in VR, General Resources and a Chat Log of our recorded conversations which are archived on YouTube. If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch via email or on Twitter or Mastodon if you’d like to join us.

The Future of Text Lab Team

We feel strongly that as we move through increasingly large and complex information environments we will need greater agility to thrive and not be overwhelmed, manipulated or disconnected. Interacting with your knowledge should be as immersive and engaging as playing a great game, dancing, painting or flying…
        We feel the future will be multidimensional and multi-device, with much important work left to do for tradition interfaces, such as computers and smartphones, as well as in VR, which we believe will be a hugely important dimension to our work.