Negotiating futures. Design fiction

Posted on Apr 6, 2010 in Conferences, Film, Interaction design, Media, mediation,

Swiss Design Network Conference 2010:

Designers see the world not simply as it is, but rather as it could be. In this perspective, the world is a laboratory to explore the contingency of the existing and the thinking in options. Imaginations of the contra factual are a key source for the creation of alternative political, technological, social, or economic constellations of artefacts, interfaces, signs, actors, and spaces. At the same time, strategies of materialization are pivotal to shift the boundary between the fictional and the real and to finally bring possible new realities into being. The conference addresses the questions of how fictions are designed and how the multiplicity of possible new futures is negotiated and realized.

Design Fiction, Negotiating Futures October 28-30, 2010.

“VOLUME 5a May 2009 Part one of Volume 5 explores the connections between the moving framed image and…”

Posted on Sep 22, 2009 in geography, mediation,, Research, video

VOLUME 5a

May 2009

Part one of Volume 5 explores the connections between the moving framed image and geography, offering author-created videos and movie clips to supplement textual materials.

VOLUME 5b

May 2009

Part two of Volume 5 engages a range of media from televisual and cinematic spaces to altporn’s Suicide Girls to the use of place in transnational news..

Aether: The Journal of Media Geography Upcoming Issues