Context: Superstitions of the past are based on historical and religious fears that are no longer taken seriously today. And yet, some still engage in these little acts that aimlessly support these fears (i.e. some avoid walking under a ladder, some blow away fallen eyelashes for good luck etc.) It is almost comical that these little acts were once rooted in serious matters.
Goal: Our goal is to manifest fears that we currently have today into a collection of gifs to be presented to an audience of the future in a comical/mocking fashion. We wanted to focus on technological fears (i.e. mistrust of AI, privacy and security concerns online, technological implications of healthy human-to-human relationships, etc). While these are genuine concerns that people have today, in the future they may seem silly and naive.
Deliverable: We would like to manifest our design fiction work into the form of an interactive website of gifs that depict “futurerstitions” into a flashcard format. These cards will also be printable to serve as a keepsake. The aesthetic style of these dynamic gifs will verge of cartoonish and cute-sy to embody how a future generation might view our contemporary fears as comical and naive. (reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw)