Texas Tech University


The Humanities Center's interactive kiosk featured a "you tell us" exhibit of futuristic images past and present. In a gaming mode, the exhibit, called FutureScapes, invited users to weigh in on how they see and understand images and then offers immediate information about how an individual user's responses stack up against users-to-date in the aggregate. The images were selected and program designed by doctoral students in Michael Faris's Rhetoric and Technical Communication summer (2016) seminar. The kiosk traveled to several sites over the course of the semester. The exhibit opened in January in the Southwest Collection then moved to the main library in February and made its final stop the Student Union Building later in the term.

An on-the-wall version of the exhibit was at the Museum of Texas Tech University during the spring, thanks to Museum Executive Director Gary Morgan and Museum Unit Manager Andy Gedeon. It remained open through the summer.

To view data collected from the museum exhibit, please visit: FutureScapes Data.


Kiosk LibraryPictured left to right: Dorothy Chansky, TTU Humanities Center Director and Michael Faris, English along with the FutureScapes kiosk in the TTU Library. 

Dean LibraryDean of Libraries Bella Karr Gerlich explores the FutureScapes interactive kiosk located near the main library's east elevators.

Humanities Center