Course Structure

Jan 13 – Introductions, Screening: Black Mirror: Season 2, Episode 1

Jan 15 – Reading discussion + world building exercise (The thing from the future)

• Malpass, Matt. 2013. Between Wit and Reason: Defining Associative, Speculative, and Critical Design in Practice in Design Culture, Vol. 5, Issue 3, pp 333 – 356
• Sterling, Bruce. 2009. Design Fiction in Interactions 16 (3), pp. 20-24.
• Bleecker, Julian. 2009. Design fiction: A short essay on design, science, fact and fiction, Near Future Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA
EXTRA: Sterling, Bruce. 2013. Patently untrue: fleshy defibrillators and synchronised baseball are changing the future, Wired, Oct 10, 2013

Jan 20 – Reading discussion + world building exercise (Tarot cards)

• Markussen, Thomas and Knutz, Eva. 2013. The poetics of design fiction. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces (DPPI ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 231-240
• Franke, Björn. 2010. Design Fiction is Not Necessarily About the Future in Proceedings of the Sixth Swiss Design Network Conference, Negotiating Futures – Design Fiction (2010): 80–90.
• Freese Gonzatto, Rodrigo, van Amstel, Frederick M. C., Merkle, Luiz Ernesto, Hartmann, Timo. 2013.The ideology of the future in design fictions. Digital Creativity, Vol 24, No 1, 1 – 10, 2013
EXTRA: Raford, Noah. 2012. From Design Fiction to Experiential Futures in The Future of Futures, ed. Andrew Curry, Association of Professional Futurists, Houston, Texas, 2012, p 34 – 38. (PDF, password required)

Jan 22 – Reading discussion + world building exercise (Archaeology from the Future)
• Auger, James. 2013. Speculative design: crafting the speculation, Digital Creativity, Vol 24, no 1, 11 – 36, 2013.
• Grand, Simon and Wiedmer, Martin. 2011. Design Fiction: A Method Toolbox for Design Research in a Complex World in Proc. DRS 2010
• Candy, Stuart. 2010. Chap 4, The Futures of Everyday Life.. Unpublished PhD thesis, pp 165 – 207
EXTRA 1: Johnson, Brian David. 2009. Science Fiction Prototypes Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying about the Future and Love Science Fiction in Intelligent Environments 2009 – Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, Callaghan, V., Kameas, A., Reyes, A., Royo, D., Weber, M. (Eds.), IOS Press, Barcelona pp. 3-8. (PDF, password required)

Jan 27 – Readings + discussion
In class review of Tobias Revell’s online lecture: http://blog.tobiasrevell.com/2013/12/critical-design-design-fiction-lecture.html
• Bardzell, Shaowen, Bardzell, Jeffrey, Forlizzi, Jodi,Zimmerman, John; and Antanitis, John. 2012. Critical design and critical theory: the challenge of designing for provocation. In Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS ’12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 288-297
• Ramia Mazé and Johan Redström. 2007. Difficult forms: critical practices of design and research in Proceedings of IASDR, 2007
EXTRA 1: Antonelli, Paola. 2011. States of Design 04: Critical Design. Domus 949, July/August 2011
EXTRA 2: Attend Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev talk at the Studio for Creative Inquiry

Jan 29 – Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev guest lecture
http://criticalengineering.org/
Julian Oliver
Danja Vasiliev
• Kelliher, Aisling. 2014. Critical Multimedia, IEEE MultiMedia, Vol 21, Issue 4, Oct – Dec 2014.
• Agre, Phil. Toward a Critical Technical Practice Geof Bowker, Les Gasser, Leigh Star, and Bill Turner, eds, Bridging the Great Divide: Social Science, Technical Systems, and Cooperative Work, Erlbaum, 1997.

Work discussed
• Critical Multimedia
1. Jenny Holzer
2. Guerrilla Girls
3. James Auger’s Happylife
4. Julian Oliver’s The Transparency Grenade
5. Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev Newstweek
6. Julian Oliver’s The Artvertiser
7. Add-Art Mozilla addon

Feb 3 – Assignment 1 presentations

Feb 5 – Anab Jain guest lecture (distance)
• C. Hand, A. Jain, T. Britton, G. Burnett, D Chen, C. Collett, S. Sharma, C. Tims, L. Young, L. “The Power of 8: Encouraging Collaborative DIY Futures”. 6th Swiss Design Network Conference, 2010
http://www.superflux.in/
http://www.superflux.in/work/talks
http://www.superflux.in/work/lab
http://www.superflux.in/work/consultancy

Work discussed
• The Power of 8: Encouraging Collaborative DIY Futures
1. The Power of 8 call for collaborators video
2. Nurri Kim and Adam Greenfield’s Do Projects

Feb 10 – Readings + discussion
• Everyday Futures, Futurish, pp 31 – 46
• Guerrilla Futurists, Futurish, p 73 – 84
• Practice, practice, practice, Futurish, pp 118 – 127

Work discussed
• Everyday Futures
1. Sony’s AIBO
2. IPCC Report on Climate Change

Feb 12 – Cameron Tonkenwise guest lecture
• Dunne, Anthony and Raby, Fiona. 2013. Chaps 1 and 2, Speculative Everything: design, fiction and social dreaming. MIT Press (PDF, password required)
• Tonkinwise, Cameron. 2014. How We Intend to Future: Review of Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction and Social Dreaming, in Design Philosophy Papers, Vol. 12, No 2.
• Tonkinwise, Cameron. 2015. Design Fictions about Critical Design in Modes of Criticism 1 – Critical, Uncritical, Post-critical, ed. Francisco Laranjo, p 23 – 31. (PDF, password required)

Feb 17 – Readings + discussion
• Kinsley, Samuel. 2010. Representing `things to come’: feeling the visions of future technologies, in Environment and Planning, Vol 42, A, pp 2771 – 2790 (PDF, password required)
• Kirby, David, 2010, “The future is now: Diegetic prototypes and the role of popular films in generating real-world technological development” Social Studies of Science 40 (1), pp. 41-70. (PDF, password required)
• Dourish, Paul and Bell, Genevieve. 2013. Resistance is futile: reading science fiction alongside ubiquitous computing. Personal Ubiquitous Comput. 18, 4 (April 2014), 769-778
EXTRA: Bergman, Eric, Lund, Arnold, Dubberly, Hugh, Tognazzini, Bruce, Intille, Stephen, 2004, “Video visions of the future: a critical review”, in CHI ’04 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, ACM, Vienna, Austria, pp 1584-1585.

Feb 19 – Screening “Her”
• Vanhemert, Kyle. 2014. Why Her Will Dominate UI Design Even More Than Minority Report, Wired, January 13, 2014.

Feb 24 – – Golan Levin guest lecture
http://www.flong.com/
http://studioforcreativeinquiry.org/

Feb 26
No class – CONFLUENCE

Mar 5 – Readings + discussion: Emerge
• Kelliher, Aisling and Byrne, Daragh. 2014. Design futures in action: documenting experiential futures for participatory audiences, Futures 2014.
• Selin, Cynthia. 2014. Merging Art and Design in Foresight: Making Sense of Emerge, Futures 2014.
• Burnam-Fink, Michael. Creating Narrative Scenarios: Science Fiction Prototyping at Emerge, Futures 2014.

SPRING BREAK – NO CLASS

Mar 17 – Josh Reiman guest lecture
http://www.joshuareiman.com/

Mar 19 – Assignment 3 presentations

Mar 24 – Final project brainstorm

Mar 26 – Group project pitches
Mar 31 – Project Development
Apr 2 – Milestone 1 – critique by Ali Momeni, Eddy Man Kim, Kim Beck and Joep Frens
Apr 7 – Project Development
Apr 9 –Milestone 2
Apr 14 – Project Development
April 16 – CARNIVAL, NO CLASS
Apr 21 – Project Development + Critique
Apr 23 – Project Development + Critique
Apr 28 – Final project presentations
Apr 30 – Final project presentations

*Course blog image by Theo Deutingen

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