Voicemail Playing Some title here

Your Timestream is empty.

But you can still fix that.

As you're listening to voicemails, you can make a playlist of them.

Click the plus sign on a voicemail to add it to your Timestream.

Add them in the order you want them to play.

When your playlist is complete, go to "Your Timestream." Give your Timestream a title, and tell us what it is about.

Put in your email and press "Publish." We’ll send you an email. Click the link in it to show you're not spam. Now after a quick moderator check your Timestream will go live!

Remember: The Timestream Maker is very forgetful. If you go away before you finish your Timestream, it will forget what you had started. (Also, you can only make one at a time)

Why make Timestreams?

As we listen to voicemails we notice that some of them just kinda go together. Like mixtapes, you put them in an order that tells a story your way. A story of the future(s). So we hope you will make Timestreams to share the stories you hear in the voicemails.



There’s a lot we don’t know about our possible futures, but one thing we do: it’s got a software glitch in it, in the voicemail system, which is sending their voicemails back to our time. As these futurismo objects we call chronofacts. Huh. Weird.

During the Fourth Chronofall (Feb-May 2014), people helped the Coasters find these voicemails – hundreds of them. The Coasters published them on this site, where anyone can listen to them and imagine the futures they must have come from.

(In reality, FutureCoast is a storytelling project about possible climate-changed futures. Anyone who wanted to could express their ideas of possible futures by recording it as a voicemail on our phone line. FutureCoast is thus a way to listen to diverse ideas about climate-changed futures and to be open to crowdsourced wisdom about them. Learn more about the collaborative storytelling game at FutureVoices.net, read our national press, and watch our post-game video.)

Listen to voicemails

The leak in space-time opens in 2020 and closes around 2065. We are hearing voicemails made in possible futures during these years. From just plain folks like you.

Click on a voicemail to listen to it. Use the timeline at bottom to narrow or widen the year range of voicemails displayed.

Make timestreams (playlists)

We need help seeing the patterns in the voicemails from our futures. Select a few for a mixtape: what story do they tell?

Click the on a voicemail to add it to your Timestream. You can only work on one Timestream at a time. Be sure to publish before you leave our site!

Find and decode a chronofact

Chronofacts are falling – find out where. Follow @Futrcoast on Twitter or in the Chronofall Diary.

Did you find one? Email us a picture of it and we will decode it. (Then, to find the decoded message, put its 13-digit number into our site search)

Write us your observations

Are you hearing something no one else seems to hear? Do you see a pattern in these messages coming from the future? Tell us in a letter.

We’ll publish letters as dispatches in the Chronofall Diary.

Catch up on the story

Hi, we’re the Coasters. There’s Alex and Billy Dan and Shelly and Sam, with Finch doing the podcast and pKnot and Troubledoor helping out on the technical side.

Just plain folks, mostly. You can chat with us on Facebook and Tumblr and Twitter and whatnot if that’s how you roll.

If you've found a chronofact, please send us a picture. Or ask us anything, at