“A kind of halfway between fact and fiction (...) tellingstories that appear real and legible (...) Offering some sort of reflection on how things are, and how they might become something else.” – JULIAN BLEEKER - near future laboratory
DESIGN FICTIONS• A way of exploring alternative approaches to making things• A way of raising questions, provocations, innovating • A way of exploring new kinds of social interactions
DESIGN FICTION OBJECTS the icon• Things or icon from an imagined reality• Things which help us imagine other worlds or experiences• Things around which discussions happen
ART & SCIENCECOLLABORATIONS –CRITICAL DESIGN –DESIGN FICTION
SHOCKING 2010ANDREW FRIEND & SITRAKA RAKOTONIAINACollaboration with Nottingham UniversityDr. Yanqiu Zhu and Dr. Arthur JonesCommissioned for the IMPACT! exhibitionby the Engineering and Physical Science Research Councilin association with NESTA
NEPTUNE 2009ANDREW FRIEND & SITRAKA RAKOTONIAINACritical design scenarios and publicationExhibited at Microsoft Reasearch Lab.Cambridge, UK
FANTASTIC 2010ANDREW FRIENDDesign Fiction, narratives devices and drawingsSelected exhibitions :WHAT IF, Welcome Trust, London, UKMADE UP, Design fictions, Los Angeles, USA
CULTURAL EXPERIENCE“Speculative design could be a valuable addition to public debate about the social, cultural and ethical impact on everyday life of emerging and future technologies.” – DUNNE & RABY
CHALLENGING CULTURAL EXPERIENCE• The way we relate to our environment• The way our everyday is mediated • The way we filter and control our experience of our surroundings• The way we create our future
HUMAN ENHANCEMENTa vehicle for debate surrounding cultural experience
SWIMMING IN THIN AIR physical experience• Does bodily experience offer an escape otherwise impossible?• Through artefact and action can you create a sudo reality?
BECOMING INVISIBLE mental experience• Does awareness of self define a preferable experience?• If you free yourself from your physical and digital ties would you experience the ultimate freedom?
LIVING FOREVER future experience• How can we adress and associate with the future?• Can we control, anticipate, or even design our future?• Can we judge preferable futures?
MANIFESTATION iconography to engage and engender discussion and debate –Design fiction objects, narratives, interaction and media.
STRATEGY• Exhibition, talks, festival, conferences• Publication (print and on-line)• Consultancy for informed future services