Editor’s Letter | Back to the Future

Photo by Lily McFly

Editor’s Letter

BACK TO THE FUTURE

Lily McFly

The thing about the future is that it never looks the way we thought it would. Take Back to the Future Part II. Zemeckis said that filming the future scenes of the movie were the least enjoyable of making the whole trilogy, because he didn’t like films that tried to predict the future. “So, rather than trying to make a scientifically sound prediction that we were probably going to get wrong anyway, we figured, let’s just make it funny.”
   However, in this issue we are not going to make funny predictions. And here’s the reason why: the very idea of us being able to imagine the future is… fascinating. Our capacity for mental time travel is what makes us unique.
  Without my mental time traveling to the desired future, there would be no Aésthetist magazine, no aesthetist.co, no #MinimalAndPale. I must confess to having spent more time in the [imaginary] future than I probably should, and it was very difficult for me to come back to reality and live a normal life. But I was fueled by a desire to create a magazine. That desire transformed into hope and became more real than reality itself.
   But I’m back and thrilled to bring you Aé Five. It is born out of love, sweat, tears, late nights and our mental expeditions to the future with Aé’s Art Director and my dear friend Bruno Candiotto. That’s what it takes to grow something beautiful out of an abstract concept. And I believe that Aé Five will inspire you to create great new things for tomorrow. Because the best way to predict the future is to create it, right?

Welcome to the Future / Utopia issue