actively shapes technological futures through its effect on the collective imagination.” -Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell, “Resistance is Futile”: Reading Science Fiction Alongside Ubiquitous Computing
near future worlds? How can the integration of story telling, technology, art and design provide opportunities to re-imagine how the world may be in the future? How does the material act of making and crafting things— real, material objects — shape how we think about what is possible and how we think about what should be possible?” -Julian Bleecker, Near Future Laboratory
the script to make our desired endings come true (good or bad). If we have our own points of view—if we OWN the future—we can use our powers of synthesis to keep rewriting and rethinking these style manuals, and make new artifacts to test their physics.
www.nearfuturelaboratory.com/ • Nicolas Nova — http://www.liftlab.com/think/nova/ • Bruce Sterling — http://www.wired.com/ beyond_the_beyond/category/design-ﬁction/ • Stuart Candy — http://futuryst.blogspot.com/ • Jake Dunagan — http://www.iftf.org • Matt Jones — http://magicalnihilism.com/ • Jason Tester — http://www.iftf.org/blog/14