Welcome to the blog of the ‘Design Fiction and Imaginary Futures’ course at Carnegie Mellon University. The course is taught by Aisling Kelliher and populated by students from the School of Design, School of Architecture, the Human Computer Interaction Institute and the College of Engineering.

This praxis-based course actively engage futures research through the integration of findings from critical readings, ethnographic research, mediated storytelling and hybrid prototyping. Using techniques of inversion, defamiliarization, uncertainty scenarios, everyday practice and good old-fashioned humor, we create objects, systems and experiences that stimulate conversation, debate and understanding. The course seeks to produce a diversity of “what will?” and “what if?” cultural provocations that deeply examine possible, unwanted and seductive futures.

*Course blog image by Theo Deutingen

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