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Can I participate in the project?
Of course! Just buy or make an empty postcard, put your vision of the future onto it, and send it to:
In 1000 Jahren
That sounds good, but I would much rather send in a digital postcard!
Well, if you’d rather create something digitally and send that in, then please make it a jpg, bmp or gif file, with a size of 500×350 pixel. Send it to info[at]in1000years.com, and there we are!
Questions & Answers
- I want to participate in the project, but have not received one of the project postcards. Can I participate anyway?
Of course! Please do! Just use a blank postcard (or make one from cardboard or …), draw / paint / write / … your vision of the future onto it and mail it to:
In 1000 Jahren
- Why do you not post the same amount of postcards every week?
The amount of postcards that go online on a Sunday is determined by the amount of postcards we’ve received in the previous week, keeping back some to tide the project over weeks when none arrive (this has not happened yet, and I hope it doesn’t start to, but I want to be able to provide you with regular updates in any case.) Right now I’m receiving ~1 postcard a week, so that’s how many are being posted. There used to be more, last year, I know, but the project is taking a seat behind me finishing my PhD and some articles I have to write, and so I’ve not been as conscientious about making it wider known as I could be. Also, there’s only so much googleads advertising space a PhD student can afford… .
- I don’t live in Germany but want to participate … what will it cost me in postage?
Not much! Here are some example rates, current as of Jan 30th:
Postcard from the USA to Germany: $0.94
Postcard from the UK to Germany: £0.50
Postcard from Canada to Germany: $1.65
- Is this some sort of advertising campaign?
An advertising campaign … for what? The future? Creativity? Washing powder? No. Nothing of the sort. “In 1000 years” is an art project, and that’s it. Started out of curiosity and interest in the question. (And because we love to get postcards ).
- Talking about advertising – why aren’t you doing more of that, then?
Well, there’s a couple of reasons for that, but a) time and b) money can definitely be named as the major players. Right now, “in1000years.com” is stricktly a hobby, free-time, personal expenses kind of project, with the means and resources of such a hobby horse. And there’s only so much time and money one can invest into producing and distributing blank postcards every month. But, yes, I am looking into doing more advertising online and writing press releases and stuff, and ideas are always welcome!
- Will my name show up on the website?
- Who owns the rights to the submissions?
- If I predict the future correctly, what do I win?
Well, lets talk about that in a thousand years.
The world in a thousand years … what do YOU think it will look like?
This is the central question that is at the heart of this art project. Global warming or digital realities, decaying skyscrapers or sleek spaceships soaring through the sky, vanishing into space? What do you see, when you think of the future?
This project is not about whoever sends in the most well-researched and realistic vision of the future (although those are welcome, too), but about fears and hopes, fantasies, wild dreams, worries and visions. What will it look like, the Earth, in a thousand years? What do you think? And what do other people imagine?
Those are the questions that we want to – no, not to answer – but to have a look at. A look the size of a postcard. The size of many postcards. And that is why I am handing out postcards right now, postcards that invite you to answer this question. By drawing, painting, writing, … no matter. Whatever suits putting your vision of the future onto a postcard best.
This project was started on February 1st, 2009 and postcard updates go up once every week (if there are enough cards, and if not as soon as new cards arrive) so keep coming back to see new postcards, or check out our RSS feed.
And in the meantime … tell all your friends about this website … and keep those postcards coming!
Terms & Conditions
Name and address of the owner of the website:
In 1000 Jahren
This is a private website and an art project. Everyone is welcome to submit one or more postcards with his/her visions of the future, either anonymously or with their name on it. If the card is signed on the same side that the vision of the future is on, then this name will appear on the website as part of the scanned image of the postcard. If the name of the sender is put on the other side of the card (the side with the stamp and address on it), said name will not appear on the website.
By sending in a postcard, all publication rights regarding said postcard and the ownership of said postcard are passed on to the owner of the website.
By sending in an email or a digital image, unlimited, non-exclusive publishing rights of said email or postcard are passed on to the owner of the website by the sender.
By sending in a postcard a temporally unlimited, unpaid license of use is granted to the owner of the website. Usage here explicitly includes duplication, modification, alteration, publication, distribution, use in collected editions and all other possibilities of usage, as well as storage in digital data processing installations. Future publication in connection with other works in any (and even right now unknown forms) is explicitly granted to the owner of the website.
The owner of the website reserves for herself the right not to publish submissions; to change, arrange and select from them, and to recall them at any point in time. No right to publication exists.
If you do not want to grant these rights to the owner of the website, please do not submit anything.
No image or text on this website may be used for any purpose without the explicit written permission by the owner of the website, bar the following exception: One single image may be used as a link (online) or pointer (print media) to the website. In this case no special agreements need be made.
If texts or images published on this website breach any trademark, copyright or personal rights, we ask you to send an informal notice. The contribution in question will be removed as soon as possible.