Future Text Lab

The Future Text Lab is an informal weekly gathering of people interested in the future of text, with a focus on text in XR.


We have our XR Repository for Testing for easy access while in XR, as well as General Resources.

Dialog & Record

Meeting Chat Logs are available and recordings of our conversations are archived on YouTube, with over 250 at last count. Here is a recent one.

If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch via email or on Twitter/X you’d like to join us. We do have a Code of Conduct. The result of our dialog is an annual Symposium and series of books:

  • We have been hosting an annual Symposium on the Future of Text for over a decade.
  • We publish an annual ‘Future of Text’ series of books which are available for download, as well as the Future of Text Journal.

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.