Class Discussion and Documentation

April 2
It’s not just black and white
Scandinavian prisons
Prisons and architectural dilemma
The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction

February 5
Improving your reviewing and response skills:
Mark Bernstein. Reviewing Conference Papers, 2008
Graham Cormode. How not to review a paper. SIGMOD Record, December 2008 (Vol. 37, No. 4)

January 27
The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary – Thanks Deepa
Men experiencing childbirth
ANGES suit

January 22
In Class Exercise: Archaeology from the Future

January 20
Very Nice
Tom Standage – The Victorian Internet
Aisling on Irish national radio discussing Mariana Mazzucato’s work
Mariana Mazzucato

January 15
In Class Exercise: The Thing From The Future

Star Trek and design interfaces, what Star Trek got wrong
The future is blue(99%invisible)
Anti-Suffrage Poster and imagery

January 13
Black Mirror
(Not to be confused with Black Books)
Charlie Brooker, Guardian columns
Artist Talk and Workshop @ The Studio for Creative Inquiry
“Julian and Danja will give an artist’s presentation at the STUDIO on January 27th at 5pm, hosted in collaboration with the CMU School of Art, the CMU CyLab Usable Privacy and Security (CUPS) Laboratory and the CMU CIT.They will also conduct an all-day educational workshop in Counter-Surveillance and Critical Computing on Saturday, January 31.”

Archive of 2014 Class Discussion
Archive of 2013 Class Discussion

3 thoughts on “Class Discussion and Documentation

  1. I think one key difference, for me, between science fiction and critical design is that Science Fiction seems to do a better job at creating dialogue among a wider audience.

    I think a piece of Science Fiction can sometimes lack the depth and speculative nature as a piece of Design Fiction; but because it is often seeded in entertainment, it tends to reach a wider audience. The impact Star Wars or Star Trek has on society I think runs far deeper than an exhibition and a video short of a piece of Design Fiction.

    I think far more debate has surfaced around the implications of the technology available to the Starship Enterprise than has Dunne and Raby’s “Urban Foragers” exhibition. Even a movie like Wall-E can touch upon some heavy issues without positioning itself toward academics or people of power.

    I guess the question is: if both SF and DF have similar goals, (entertainment and speculation) which one is more effective?

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