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Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
Future of writing, by Microsoft Research
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The Future of Writing was a design project commisioned by Microsoft Research Cambridge and the Microsoft Office team from the Royal College of Art in London. In this project five teams of design …

The Future of Writing was a design project commisioned by Microsoft Research Cambridge and the Microsoft Office team from the Royal College of Art in London. In this project five teams of design alumni from the college took a speculative approach to looking at the way in which authorship may change in the future. The result was five very diverse directions, described using video, text, images and interactive prototypes. This document describes the ideas, research and output of this project in detail.
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  • 1. TheFutureofWriting DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 2. Microsoft Research, Royal College of ArtCambridge DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 3. The following booklet includesbackground research andproposals from a two-monthproject commissioned by MicrosoftResearch Cambridge, UK, theMicrosoft Office Team and theDesign Interactions Department,Royal College of Art, London,UK, as part of the Future ofWriting project. The project waslaunched with a one-day seminarand workshop involving speciallyinvited guest speakers and theparticipating designers. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 4. Foreword In this project with Microsoft Research, Cambridge, and theProfessor Anthony Dunne, Microsoft Office Team, we explore new ways design can makeHead of Programme, technology-supported writing andDesign Interactions authorship more meaningful and relevant to our lives, both now, and in the future, by thinking not only about new applications but implications as well. The aim is to inspire, stimulate discussion, and provoke debate in order to help achieve a technological future that reflects the complex, troubled people we are, rather than the easily satisfied consumers and users we are supposed to be. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 5. Foreword It’s clear that tools for reading and writing are evolving exponentially,Richard Banks, Alex Taylor and with this year’s tweet replacing lastTim Regan year’s blog post. The danger here is that technology becomes the primaryfrom Socio-Digital Systems, way through which authorship andMicrosoft Research Cambridge consumption are defined. In this project, undertaken with the Royal College of Art in London, a number of world-class designers speculate beyond technology and functionality on the possibilities for authorship. From the material to the symbolic, the philosophical to the political, this thought-provoking body of work invites new questions on the forms and processes of literary creation. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 6. Guest speakers Richard BanksFor futher information on guestspeakers click on the hyperlinks Jeremy Ettinghausen Tim Regan Alex Taylor Tim Etchells Justin McGuirk DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 7. Designers David Benqué page 11To view projects click onindividual tabs below Dash Macdonald and Demitrios Kargotis page 22 Kobe Barhad page 41 Nicolas Myers page 52 Sascha Pohflepp Chris Woebken page 63 DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 8. David Benqué Nicolas MyersThe Infinite Adventure Machine Punctu.at is a tool to create,(TIAM) is a proposal for a combine and share new punctuationcomputer program that generates marks and symbols. Using existingfairy tale plots. typographic shapes, this project explores how personal symbols canDash Macdonald enrich and modify the meaning ofand Demitrios Kargotis a text.A hyper-realistic workshop Sascha Pohflepp training script that uses iconic Chris Woebken stories and films as models to explore the Conservative Party’s The future of writing will be the contemporary grand narrative of future of writing down everything,‘The Big Society’. by machinic ghost-writers who have long been compiling our auto-Kobe Barhad autobiographies. It will also be the“Thoughts you may have” is future of reading those narratives research that explores the of data, about our past, present and existence of our inner dialogues. future. Using text prediction tools, a space for private thoughts are produced in a virtual social network. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 9. Credits Project mentor Onkar Kular Graphic design and project documentation Kellenberger–White DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 10. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 11. 11David BenquéThe InfiniteAdventure Machine DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 12. David Benquéwww.davidbenque.comRecent pressWe Make Money Not ArtCreative ApplicationsboingboingCool HuntingCo. Design Illustration based on a Propp input sequence DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 13. This is the thinking that 2) ‘The Morphology ofled to the project... the Folktale’ by Vladimir Propp. This book raisesI came across a paper by the idea of story DNA, “Story is to human beings what theJoseph Gold, who argues which could be interestingstorytelling and narrative to look at in relation to pearl is to osyters, active adaptation.”are a biologically evolved computer science. Joseph Goldfunctions of humansand actually have an Propp split the Russianevolutionary purpose fairy tale into 31 basicin keeping us alive and functions within which anyevolving us as a species. tale of the specific subset that he was studyingTwo books that helped me fitted.develop my ideas... The example (below) of1) ‘The Uses of function 8a shows eachEnchantment’ by Bruno function as an actionBettelheim. It’s about or an event. Each onefairy tales, and looks at has up to 15 possibletheir function — their manifestations. Scientistssignificance for child have tried to use Propp’sdevelopment and the inspired theories to createtransition to adulthood. generators. Thursday, 30 June 2011 DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 14. One of the problems I ran generate anything Each character has a goal, hungry or not thirsty, orinto is that the formula because you have to fill in such as to like hunger or something like that.selects randomly pre- all the blanks. thirst, or to become notwritten chunks of textfor a function, jams it all I came across a piece oftogether and spits out a work by James Meehantale that is less interesting called ‘Tale Spin’, part ofthan the initial formula. his dissertation written in 1976, and this started toGenerating compelling be a bit more interestingnarratives is a killer — it because he was exposingis like the frontier of the kind of processescomputer science. and relationships that heI widened my scope of programmed to get to theresearch and ran into outcome.a whole score of onlinemovie plot generators,which don’t actually‘Function 8a’ based on Vladimir Propp Online movie plot generator ‘Plot-O-Matic’ DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 15. Script produced using ‘Plot-O-Matic’ him where some honey was. Irving agreed. But Joe didn’t know where any worms were, so he asked Irving, who refused to say. So Joe offered to bring him a worm if he’d tell him where any worms were. Irving agreed. But Joe didn’t know where any worms were... and so on.First example: the cheese. The foxOnce upon a time there walked over to the crow.was a dishonest fox and The end.a vain crow. One daythe crow was sitting Second example:in his tree, holding a Joe the bear was hungry.piece of cheese in his He asked Irving the birdmouth. He noticed that where some honey was.he was holding the piece Irving refused to tell him,of cheese. He became so Joe offered to bringhungry, and swallowed him a worm if he’d tell Illustration based on ‘Tale Spin’ DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 16. The Infinite Adventure Machine (TIAM)Project website, click here is a proposal for a computer program that generates fairy tale plots. While fully automatic story generation remains an unsolved problem for computer science, this project explores the links between imagination and computation. Tales and myths, the core narratives of human culture, have been transmitted for generations through various technologies and media. What new forms might they take through digital formats and Artificial Intelligence? Based on the work of Vladimir Propp, who reduced the structure of Russian folktales to 31 basic functions, TIAM aims to question the limitations and implications of attempts at programming language and narrative. Because the program is unable to deliver a finished story, rather only a crude synopsis and illustrations, users have to improvise, filling the gaps with their imaginations and making up for the technology’s shortcomings. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 17. The Infinite Adventure Machine (TIAM)Project website, click here is a proposal for a computer program that generates fairy tale plots. While fully automatic story generation remains an unsolved problem for computer science, this project explores the links between imagination and computation. Tales and myths; the core narratives of human culture, have been transmitted for generations through various technologies and media. What new forms might they take through digital formats and Artificial Intelligence? Based on the work of Vladimir Propp, who reduced the structure of russian folk-tales to 31 basic functions, TIAM aims to question the limitations and implications of attempts at programming language and narrative. Because the program is unable to deliver a finished story, rather only a crude synopsis and illustrations, users have to improvise, filling the gaps with their imagination and making up for the technology’s shortcomings. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 18. The Infinite Adventure Machine (TIAM)Project website, click here is a proposal for a computer program that generates fairy tale plots. While fully automatic story generation remains an unsolved problem for computer science, this project explores the links between imagination and computation. Tales and myths; the core narratives of human culture, have been transmitted for generations through various technologies and media. What new forms might they take through digital formats and Artificial Intelligence? Based on the work of Vladimir Propp, who reduced the structure of russian folk-tales to 31 basic functions, TIAM aims to question the limitations and implications of attempts at programming language and narrative. Because the program is unable to deliver a finished story, rather only a crude synopsis and illustrations, users have to improvise, filling the gaps with their imagination and making up for the technology’s shortcomings. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 19. The Infinite Adventure Machine (TIAM)Project website, click here is a proposal for a computer program that generates fairy tale plots. While fully automatic story generation remains an unsolved problem for computer science, this project explores the links between imagination and computation. Tales and myths; the core narratives of human culture, have been transmitted for generations through various technologies and media. What new forms might they take through digital formats and Artificial Intelligence? Based on the work of Vladimir Propp, who reduced the structure of russian folk-tales to 31 basic functions, TIAM aims to question the limitations and implications of attempts at programming language and narrative. Because the program is unable to deliver a finished story, rather only a crude synopsis and illustrations, users have to improvise, filling the gaps with their imagination and making up for the technology’s shortcomings. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 20. The Infinite Adventure Machine (TIAM)Project website, click here is a proposal for a computer program that generates fairy tale plots. While fully automatic story generation remains an unsolved problem for computer science, this project explores the links between imagination and computation. Tales and myths, the core narratives of human culture, have been transmitted for generations through various technologies and media. What new forms might they take through digital formats and Artificial Intelligence? Based on the work of Vladimir Propp, who reduced the structure of Russian folktales to 31 basic functions, TIAM aims to question the limitations and implications of attempts at programming language and narrative. Because the program is unable to deliver a finished story, rather only a crude synopsis and illustrations, users have to improvise, filling the gaps with their imaginations and making up for the technology’s shortcomings. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 21. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 22. Lets start with our first case study. [Slide 1] Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 Although Snow White is a classic fairy tale, it deals with adult and current issues for the Big Society, specifically, social inclusion for the homeless and disadvantaged. [Slide 2] Snow White is essentially a young person who has become homeless due to a dysfunctional family. She22 finds herself lost in the forest, tired, hungry and scared after she narrowly escapes from her stepmother,Dash Macdonald death of her father. a vain and wicked Queen who has taken over the kingdom after theand Demitrios [Slide 3]Kargotis Homelessness is an important issue in our currentHappily Ever After net, ultimately being let society. At any one time, some fifty-six thousand people slip through thein the Big Society we are to meet the Big down by the system. If Societys intention of being big enough to include even the most disadvantaged, it is vital that we are innovative in how we address this issue. Snow Whites reciprocal relationship with the Seven Dwarfs demonstrates an interesting approach. [Slide 4] Going back to the story, in the forest, Snow White discovers a tiny cottage, which she enters, and finding no one home and the house dusty and untidy, she decides to give it a good clean, hoping the residents may let her stay in return. When the Seven Dwarfs arrive home, they are astonished to discover the house clean and tidy. After finding Snow White lying DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 23. Lets start with our first case study. [Slide 1] Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 Although Snow White is a classic fairy tale, it deals with adult and current issues for the Big Society, specifically, social inclusion for the homeless and disadvantaged. [Slide 2] Snow White is essentially a young person who has become homeless due to a dysfunctional family. SheDash Macdonald finds herself lost in the forest, tired, hungry andand Demitrios Kargotis scared after she narrowly escapes from her stepmother, a vain and wicked Queen who has taken overwww.dashndem.com the kingdom after the death of her father. [Slide 3]This is the thinking that led tothe project... Homelessness is an important issue in our current society. At any one time, some fifty-six thousandThe following text and images have people slip through the net, ultimately being letbeen re-arranged to form a theatre down by the system. If we are to meet the Bigscript. Societys intention of being big enough to include even the most disadvantaged, it is vital that we are innovative in how we address this issue. Snow Whites reciprocal relationship with the Seven Dwarfs demonstrates an interesting approach. [Slide 4] Going back to the story, in the forest, Snow White discovers a tiny cottage, which she enters, and finding no one home and the house dusty and untidy, she decides to give it a good clean, hoping the residents Image opposite, may let her stay in return. When the Seven Dwarfs book: Paul Corrigan, arrive home, they are astonished to discover the house clean and tidy. After finding Snow White lying ‘Shakespeare on Management’ DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 24. Lets start with our first case study. [Slide 1] Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 Although Snow White is a classic fairy tale, it deals with adult and current issues for the Big Society, specifically, social inclusion for the homeless and disadvantaged. [Slide 2] Snow White is essentially a young person who has become homeless due to a dysfunctional family. She INTRODUCTION finds herself lost in the forest, tired, hungry and scared after she narrowly escapes from her stepmother, a vain and wicked Queen who has taken over Dash arranges his presentation notes her father. the kingdom after the death of and laptop on a small side table. He opens his 3] [Slide keynote presentation and readies himself to introduce his project. Before he proceeds with Homelessness is an important issue in our current society. At any one time, some fifty-six thousand his presentation, the leader of the people slip through the net, ultimately being let Microsoft team introduces several new meet the Big down by the system. If we are to guests to theintention of being big enough to include Societys rest of the audience. even the most disadvantaged, it is vital that we are ACT ONE innovative in how we address this issue. Snow Whites reciprocal relationship with the Seven Dwarfs demonstrates an interesting approach. DASH: (Decisively) We have decided to focus [Slide 4] on reformatting text and how narrative content is taken from one context the forest, Snow White Going back to the story, in and represented within a different format she enters, and finding discovers a tiny cottage, which no one home and the house dusty and untidy, she — and the social implications of that… decides to give it a good clean, hoping the residents (Pauses) her stay in return. When the Seven Dwarfs may let arrive home, they are astonished to discover the house clean and tidy. After finding Snow White lyingAbove: the Big Society Manifesto DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 25. Lets start with our first case study. [Slide 1] Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 Although Snow White is a classic fairy tale, it deals with adult and current issues for the Big Society, specifically, social inclusion for the homeless and disadvantaged. [Slide 2] Snow White is essentially a young person who has become homeless due to a dysfunctional family. SheThis got us thinking about policy writing finds herself lost in the forest, tired, hungry andand we were looking at the Big Society scared after she narrowly escapes from her stepmother, a vain and wicked Queen who has taken overdocument. the kingdom after the death of her father.(Pauses and takes a deep breath) [Slide 3]We were wondering how many peopleactually go online and download this Homelessness is an important issue in our current society. At any one time, some fifty-six thousanddocument? How could it hijack other people slip through the net, ultimately being letnarrative formats? What if certain down by the system. If we are to meet the Bigvalues within the Big Society were Societys intention of being big enough to includewritten up as a script from Eastenders? even the most disadvantaged, it is vital that we are innovative in how we address this issue. Snow Whites(Image opposite above: Eastenders) reciprocal relationship with the Seven Dwarfs demonstrates an interesting approach.(Image opposite below: Emmerdale) [Slide 4](Reads from presentation)‘On 27 May 1997 Emmerdale attracted Going back to the story, in the forest, Snow White over 13 million viewers when Frank Tate discovers a tiny cottage, which she enters, and finding no one home and the house dusty and untidy, she died of a heart attack after his wife, decides to give it a good clean, hoping the residents Kim Tate, returned after faking her own may let her stay in return. When the Seven Dwarfs death months before’. arrive home, they are astonished to discover the house clean and tidy. After finding Snow White lying DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 26. Lets start with our first case study. [Slide 1] Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 Although Snow White is a classic fairy tale, it deals with adult and current issues for the Big Society, specifically, social inclusion for the homeless and disadvantaged. [Slide 2] Snow White is essentially a young person who has become homeless due to a dysfunctional family. SheWe looked at the amount of people that finds herself lost in the forest, tired, hungry andare going to see something like this, scared after she narrowly escapes from her stepmother, a vain and wicked Queen who has taken overand in terms of politics, how something the kingdom after the death of her father.could be presented and mediated byhijacking much more public and popular [Slide 3]cultured narratives. Homelessness is an important issue in our current society. At any one time, some fifty-six thousandLooking at the rhetoric in the Big people slip through the net, ultimately being letSociety document, the way it is written down by the system. If we are to meet the Bigin a rhythmical way, made us think Societys intention of being big enough to includeof using a lyric generator to produce even the most disadvantaged, it is vital that we area song out of key lines from the innovative in how we address this issue. Snow Whitesdocument. reciprocal relationship with the Seven Dwarfs demonstrates an interesting approach.(Image opposite above: phantom lyrics) [Slide 4](Image opposite below: ProjectUmubano) Going back to the story, in the forest, Snow White discovers a tiny cottage, which she enters, and finding no one home and the house dusty and untidy, sheIt would fit the document’s nature decides to give it a good clean, hoping the residentsof focusing on the emotive side of may let her stay in return. When the Seven Dwarfscommunity involvement, volunteering, arrive home, they are astonished to discover theand connecting, rather than the reality house clean and tidy. After finding Snow White lying DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 27. Lets start with our first case study. [Slide 1] Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 Although Snow White is a classic fairy tale, it deals with adult and current issues for the Big Society, specifically, social inclusion for the homeless and disadvantaged. [Slide 2] Snow White is essentially a young person who has become homeless due to a dysfunctional family. Sheof how things are going to be funded finds herself lost in the forest, tired, hungry andand work when there is less money. scared after she narrowly escapes from her stepmother, a vain and wicked Queen who has taken over the kingdom after the death of her father.But, again, how we would addressthis would be not from a political [Slide 3]perspective but looking at theconstruction behind different ways that Homelessness is an important issue in our current society. At any one time, some fifty-six thousandit could be mediated or reinterpreted as. people slip through the net, ultimately being let down by the system. If we are to meet the Big ACT TWO Societys intention of being big enough to include even the most disadvantaged, it is vital that we areWe also got interested in the corporate innovative in how we address this issue. Snow Whitesappropriation and exploitation of reciprocal relationship with the Seven Dwarfs demonstrates an interesting approach.symbolism within narrative, in theformat of corporate role-play. [Slide 4](Image opposite above: Going back to the story, in the forest, Snow White‘Avant-Garde Teambuilding’) discovers a tiny cottage, which she enters, and finding(Image opposite below: no one home and the house dusty and untidy, she decides to give it a good clean, hoping the residents‘Forum Theatre’) may let her stay in return. When the Seven Dwarfs arrive home, they are astonished to discover the house clean and tidy. After finding Snow White lying DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 28. Lets start with our first case study. [Slide 1] Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 Although Snow White is a classic fairy tale, it deals with adult and current issues for the Big Society, specifically, social inclusion for the homeless and disadvantaged. [Slide 2] Snow White is essentially a young person who has become homeless due to a dysfunctional family. SheOne of the ideas we had was to re- So these herselfdifferent directions finds are the lost in the forest, tired, hungry anddramatise a classic play such as ‘Romeo that we were looking at, and we escapes from her stepmother, scared after she narrowly wanted a vain and wicked Queen who has taken overand Juliet’ in the format of corporate tothe kingdom after the death of her father. use today as an opportunity torole-play. How could it all be written and gauge interest within these directionsrestructured in relation to a role-play and hear your thoughts on it. [Slide 3]scenario? In terms of ‘Romeo and Juliet’it could be a conflict negotiation for END Homelessness is an important issue in our current society. At any one time, some fifty-six thousandexample… people slip through the net, ultimately being let down by the system. If we are to meet the BigThis brought us into looking at Forum Societys intention of being big enough to includeTheatre, which was initially developed even the most disadvantaged, it is vital that we areto help people who were being innovative in how we address this issue. Snow Whitesoppressed at work to help them learn reciprocal relationship with the Seven Dwarfs demonstrates an interesting approach.how to communicate and overthrowthe repressive system they were in… [Slide 4](cough) …It’s now widely used withincorporate training for negotiation skills Going back to the story, in the forest, Snow Whiteand to treat communication failure: discovers a tiny cottage, which she enters, and finding no one home and the house dusty and untidy, shea specific scenario is played out by a decides to give it a good clean, hoping the residentsgroup of actors, and then the audience may let her stay in return. When the Seven Dwarfsintervenes and rescripts it into a more arrive home, they are astonished to discover thepositive outcome. house clean and tidy. After finding Snow White lying DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 29. Lets start with our first case study. [Slide 1] Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 Although Snow White is a classic fairy tale, it deals with adult and current issues for the Big Society, specifically, social inclusion for the homeless and disadvantaged. [Slide 2] Snow White is essentially a young person who has become homeless due to a dysfunctional family. She‘Happily Ever Afterlost in the forest, tired, hungry and finds herself in the Big Society’ scared after she narrowly escapes from her stepmother,‘Happily Ever After in the Big Society’ taken over a vain and wicked Queen who hasis the kingdom after the death of her father. a hyper-realistic workshop trainingscript that uses fictional case studies [Slide 3]to model and explore goals andobjectives identified in the 2010 Homelessness is an important issue in our currentConservativeAt any one Expanding on fifty-six thousand society. manifesto. time, somethe misappropriation and exploitation people slip through the net, ultimately being letofdown by the system. If we are to meet the Big fiction in management training, theproject questions whether it is possible Societys intention of being big enough to include even the most disadvantaged, it is vital that we aretoinnovativeideashow we address this issue. Snow Whites transpose in from iconic storiesand films into real-world applications, reciprocal relationship with the Seven Dwarfsand the socio-political implications of demonstrates an interesting approach.reworking fictional models to informthe contemporary grand narrative of [Slide 4]‘The Big Society’. Going back to the story, in the forest, Snow White discovers a tiny cottage, which she enters, and finding no one home and the house dusty and untidy, she decides to give it a good clean, hoping the residents may let her stay in return. When the Seven Dwarfs arrive home, they are astonished to discover the house clean and tidy. After finding Snow White lying DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 30. Lets start with our first case study. [Slide 1] Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 Although Snow White is a classic fairy tale, it deals with adult and current issues for the Big Society, specifically, social inclusion for the homeless and disadvantaged. [Slide 2] Snow White is essentially a young person who has become homeless due to a dysfunctional family. SheThe following pages are an extract from finds herself lost in the forest, tired, hungry anda workshop document. The following scared after she narrowly escapes from her stepmother, a vain and wicked Queen who has taken overPowerPoint presentation is seen as the the kingdom after the death of her father.workshop notes are read out. [Slide 3]The full workshop document can bedownloaded, here Homelessness is an important issue in our current society. At any one time, some fifty-six thousand people slip through the net, ultimately being let down by the system. If we are to meet the Big Societys intention of being big enough to include even the most disadvantaged, it is vital that we are innovative in how we address this issue. Snow Whites reciprocal relationship with the Seven Dwarfs demonstrates an interesting approach. [Slide 4] Going back to the story, in the forest, Snow White discovers a tiny cottage, which she enters, and finding no one home and the house dusty and untidy, she decides to give it a good clean, hoping the residents may let her stay in return. When the Seven Dwarfs arrive home, they are astonished to discover the house clean and tidy. After finding Snow White lying DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 31. Lets start with our first case study. [Slide 1] Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 Although Snow White is a classic fairy tale, it deals with adult and current issues for the Big Society, specifically, social inclusion for the homeless and disadvantaged. [Slide 2] Snow White is essentially a young person who has become homeless due to a dysfunctional family. She Project website: Case Study 1 finds herself lost in the forest, tired, hungry and scared after she narrowly escapes from her stepmother, www.dashndem.com a vain and wicked Queen who has taken over the kingdom after the death of her father. Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 [Slide 3] Homelessness is an important issue in our current society. At any one time, some fifty-six thousand people slip through the net, ultimately being let down by the system. If we are to meet the Big Societys intention of being big enough to include Socal inclusion for the homless and disadvantaged even the most disadvantaged, it is vital that we are Themes and Issues innovative in how we address this issue. Snow Whites Cultivating a truly reciprocal society reciprocal relationship with the Seven Dwarfs demonstrates an interesting approach. [Slide 4] Going back to the story, in the forest, Snow White discovers a tiny cottage, which she enters, and finding We know we have a shared responsibility, that we’re all in this together. no one home and the house dusty and untidy, she decides to give it a good clean, hoping the residents David Cameron may let her stay in return. When the Seven Dwarfs arrive home, they are astonished to discover the house clean and tidy. After finding Snow White lyingSlide 1 DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 32. Lets start with our first case study. [Slide 1] Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 Although Snow White is a classic fairy tale, it deals with adult and current issues for the Big Society, specifically, social inclusion for the homeless and disadvantaged. [Slide 2] Snow White is essentially a young person who has become homeless due to a dysfunctional family. She Snow White has become homeless due to a dysfunctional family Project website: finds herself lost in the forest, tired, hungry and scared after she narrowly escapes from her stepmother, www.dashndem.com a vain and wicked Queen who has taken over the kingdom after the death of her father. [Slide 3] Homelessness is an important issue in our current society. At any one time, some fifty-six thousand people slip through the net, ultimately being let down by the system. If we are to meet the Big Societys intention of being big enough to include even the most disadvantaged, it is vital that we are innovative in how we address this issue. Snow Whites reciprocal relationship with the Seven Dwarfs demonstrates an interesting approach. [Slide 4] Going back to the story, in the forest, Snow White discovers a tiny cottage, which she enters, and finding no one home and the house dusty and untidy, sheWalt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 decides to give it a good clean, hoping the residents may let her stay in return. When the Seven Dwarfs arrive home, they are astonished to discover the house clean and tidy. After finding Snow White lyingSlide 2 DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 33. Lets start with our first case study. [Slide 1] Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 Although Snow White is a classic fairy tale, it deals with adult and current issues for the Big Society, specifically, social inclusion for the homeless and disadvantaged. [Slide 2] Snow White is essentially a young person who has become homeless due to a dysfunctional family. She At any one time, some 56,000 people slip through the net Project website: finds herself lost in the forest, tired, hungry and scared after she narrowly escapes from her stepmother, www.dashndem.com a vain and wicked Queen who has taken over the kingdom after the death of her father. [Slide 3] Homelessness is an important issue in our current society. At any one time, some fifty-six thousand people slip through the net, ultimately being let down by the system. If we are to meet the Big Societys intention of being big enough to include even the most disadvantaged, it is vital that we are innovative in how we address this issue. Snow Whites reciprocal relationship with the Seven Dwarfs demonstrates an interesting approach. [Slide 4] Going back to the story, in the forest, Snow White discovers a tiny cottage, which she enters, and finding no one home and the house dusty and untidy, she decides to give it a good clean, hoping the residentsWalt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 may let her stay in return. When the Seven Dwarfs arrive home, they are astonished to discover the house clean and tidy. After finding Snow White lyingSlide 3 DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 34. Lets start with our first case study. [Slide 1] Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 Although Snow White is a classic fairy tale, it deals with adult and current issues for the Big Society, specifically, social inclusion for the homeless and disadvantaged. [Slide 2] Snow White is essentially a young person who has become homeless due to a dysfunctional family. She Back to the story... Project website: finds herself lost in the forest, tired, hungry and scared after she narrowly escapes from her stepmother, www.dashndem.com a vain and wicked Queen who has taken over the kingdom after the death of her father. [Slide 3] Homelessness is an important issue in our current society. At any one time, some fifty-six thousand people slip through the net, ultimately being let down by the system. If we are to meet the Big Societys intention of being big enough to include even the most disadvantaged, it is vital that we are innovative in how we address this issue. Snow Whites reciprocal relationship with the Seven Dwarfs demonstrates an interesting approach. [Slide 4] Going back to the story, in the forest, Snow White discovers a tiny cottage, which she enters, and finding no one home and the house dusty and untidy, sheWalt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 decides to give it a good clean, hoping the residents may let her stay in return. When the Seven Dwarfs arrive home, they are astonished to discover the house clean and tidy. After finding Snow White lyingSlide 4 DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 35. asleep across their beds, she is asked to leave by Grumpy; however, she explains her dilemma and pleads to stay, offering in return to keep house, to wash, sew, sweep and cook for them. Despite the risk the Dwarfs face from the evil Queen and her black magic, they decide to let her stay. I will now play the scene where the Seven Dwarfs arrive home while Snow White is sleeping upstairs: [Note for trainer: play DVD from 00:28:00 - 00:38:00] [Slide 5] There are three key points that I would like you to consider: •Snow White took initiative by cleaning the house Points to Consider website: Project before the Seven Dwarfs returned home •Snow White identified that her skills could help the www.dashndem.com Seven Dwarfs and used this to come to a mutually beneficial agreement •Key to the successful outcome of this scenario, was the Seven Dwarfs, decision to show trust and willingness to reach out and help a disadvantaged Snow White took initiative by cleaning the house before the Seven Dwarfs returned home person. Snow White identified that her skills could help the Seven Dwarfs and used this to come [Slide 6] to a mutually beneficial agreement. Exercise One Role-Play: Negotiating a Reciprocal Key to the successful outcome of this scenario was the Seven Dwarfs decision, to show Relationship trust and willingness to reach out and help a disadvantaged person For this first exercise, we are going to stage a role-play based on the part of the scene we have just watched, where Snow White is trying to convince the Seven Dwarfs to let her stay. Firstly, we need to consider the factors that influence the Seven Dwarfs’ decision:Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 [Slide 7]Slide 5 DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 36. asleep across their beds, she is asked to leave by Grumpy; however, she explains her dilemma and pleads to stay, offering in return to keep house, to wash, sew, sweep and cook for them. Despite the risk the Dwarfs face from the evil Queen and her black magic, they decide to let her stay. I will now play the scene where the Seven Dwarfs arrive home while Snow White is sleeping upstairs: [Note for trainer: play DVD from 00:28:00 - 00:38:00] [Slide 5] There are three key points that I would like you to consider: •Snow White took initiative by cleaning the house Role-Play: Negotiating a Reciprocal website: Project Relationship before the Seven Dwarfs returned home •Snow White identified that her skills could help the Snow White is trying to convince www.dashndem.com stay the Seven Dwarfs to let Seven Dwarfs and used this to come to a mutually beneficial agreement •Key to the successful outcome of this scenario, was the Seven Dwarfs, decision to show trust and Positive Negative Ethical Dilemma willingness to reach out and help a disadvantaged person. Snow White has already impressed with her cooking and cleaning, and Danger from vengeance of the evil [Slide 6] offers to continue to ‘keep house’ Queen and her black magic by washing, sewing, sweeping and If the Seven Dwarfs refuse to allow cooking for them Exercise One Role-Play: Negotiating a Reciprocal Snow White to stay, she would be all alone in the forest and could be Relationship She can cook gooseberry pie, the killed by the evil Queen Dwarfs, favourite For this first exercise, we are going to stage a Snow White is a stranger who role-play based on the part of the scene we have just broke into their home Snow White is beautiful and watched, where Snow White is trying to convince the charming Seven Dwarfs to let her stay. Firstly, we need to consider the factors that influence the Seven Dwarfs’ decision:Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 [Slide 7]Slide 6 DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 37. asleep across their beds, she is asked to leave by Grumpy; however, she explains her dilemma and pleads to stay, offering in return to keep house, to wash, sew, sweep and cook for them. Despite the risk the Dwarfs face from the evil Queen and her black magic, they decide to let her stay. I will now play the scene where the Seven Dwarfs arrive home while Snow White is sleeping upstairs: [Note for trainer: play DVD from 00:28:00 - 00:38:00] [Slide 5] There are three key points that I would like you to consider: •Snow White took initiative by cleaning the house Character Traits Project website: before the Seven Dwarfs returned home •Snow White identified that her skills could help the www.dashndem.com Seven Dwarfs and used this to come to a mutually beneficial agreement Grumpy Snow White Doc •Key to the successful outcome of this scenario, was the Seven Dwarfs, decision to show trust and willingness to reach out and help a disadvantaged person. [Slide 6] Exercise One Role-Play: Negotiating a Reciprocal Relationship For this first exercise, we are going to stage a role-play based on the part of the scene we have just watched, where Snow White is trying to convince the Intelligent, sceptical, cynical, Kind, polite, eager to please, Authoritative, compassionate, Seven Dwarfs to let her stay. clashes with Doc innocent bumbling, loves gooseberry pie Firstly, we need to consider the factors that influence the Seven Dwarfs’ decision: [Slide 7]Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937Slide 7 DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 38. asleep across their beds, she is asked to leave by Grumpy; however, she explains her dilemma and pleads to stay, offering in return to keep house, to wash, sew, sweep and cook for them. Despite the risk the Dwarfs face from the evil Queen and her black magic, they decide to let her stay. I will now play the scene where the Seven Dwarfs arrive home while Snow White is sleeping upstairs: [Note for trainer: play DVD from 00:28:00 - 00:38:00] [Slide 5] There are three key points that I would like you to consider: •Snow White took initiative by cleaning the house For this improvisational scenarioProject website: we need three volunteers before the Seven Dwarfs returned home •Snow White identified that her skills could help the www.dashndem.com Seven Dwarfs and used this to come to a mutually beneficial agreement •Key to the successful outcome of this scenario, was the Seven Dwarfs, decision to show trust and willingness to reach out and help a disadvantaged person. [Slide 6] Exercise One Role-Play: Negotiating a Reciprocal Relationship For this first exercise, we are going to stage a role-play based on the part of the scene we have just GRUMPY: “We know who we are, ask her who she is and what she is doing here?” watched, where Snow White is trying to convince the DOC: ... Seven Dwarfs to let her stay. SNOW WHITE: ... Firstly, we need to consider the factors that influence the Seven Dwarfs’ decision:Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 [Slide 7]Slide 8 DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 39. Begin with Snow White introducing her scheme. Great! We’ve now seen two different responses to how this concept might apply to a community. How did you feel this role-play went and how could Snow White improve her proposal and pitch? Was Grumpy’s argument strong enough and how did Doc get on board? [Note for trainer: You can repeat this several times with the group] [Slide 9] Exercise two A new government website links volunteers to people willing to offer a vacant room in exchange for Exercise 2 Project website: services provided to them and their wider community. Write an advert stipulating your requirements in www.dashndem.com exchange for: A spacious, bright room available in “A spacious, bright room available in Edgbaston, two Edgbaston, situated two minutes from minutes from bus stop, worth £85 per week, bills bus stop, worth £85 per week, bills included.” included. In return, I am looking for ...” In return I am looking for ... [Example for trainer: “A motivated individual trying to improve his/her situation. Willing to volunteer 8 hours per week for community projects and do a minimum of three hours of house work per week in my home.” ] [Note for trainer: Allow 5 minutes for the group to write their ads] Now, I would like everyone to read out their ads so that we can discuss them. Grumpy represent the council members responsible forWalt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 making the decision. Begin with Snow White introducing her scheme.Slide 9 DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 40. Slide 9 DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 41. 41Koby BarhadHow do I know whatI think until I seewhat I say? DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 42. Writing thinking writingsProject website, www.thoughtsyoumayhave.com This research first explores the use of a writing application, designed to represent the structure and behaviour of humans, private thinking space. In a series of three experiments (seven hours of inner dialogue, a couple communicating through inner dialogues, and a religious confession in which a reverend shares his private space with a confessor) I discovered the potential of these representations to act as a self-and social exploration tool. Looking at writing prediction technologies, I develop them, and a social space where people manage their externalised thinking streams, developing it, share and influence others streams of thoughts. Cogitos is a virtual existence of the thinking self that continues to evolve even after we have long disappeared from this world. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 43. The following pages are takenfrom Koby’s project website,www.thoughtsyoumayhave.com “How do I know what I think until I see what I say?” (E.M. Forster) “Thoughts you may have” is research that looks into the existence and possibility of regenerating what Augustine of Hippo described as “Soliloquium” — our Inner Dialogue. It is a project commissioned by Microsoft Research, Cambridge, in which we were asked to “experiment with new tools for authoring”... “to redefine the relations between public and private authorship”. My aim was to reintroduce writing as a form of thinking, and as the research advanced it became clear that thinking and writing are not only the “twins of mental life”, they can actually produce a possible form of it. Instillation of the ‘word processor’ framework DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 44. Word ProcessorThe new framework is as addictive as surfing the web.It allows users the opportunity to consciously readtheir own thoughts. The data is arranged in the sameorder as in our minds, thus making the effect verypowerful. It’s very hard to stop writing as soon as youare drawn into the screen. One test subject wrote:“When the screen went blank and I could not write, Irealised how involved with this I had become. I did notwant to stop and was very frustrated.” Using the ‘word processor’ framework DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 45. Word Processor CodesDaydreaming — Moments that users lost theirconscious view. The program was set to producea sign if nothing was typed for 30 seconds. / daydreamingSpeaking — Moments the subjects had to speak withothers in the physical world.Singing and Humming — Moments users realised {} singing /hummingthey where humming to themselves. [] speaking with others Image: symbols used for categorising thoughts DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 46. Experiment 1: INNER DIALOGUEThe first step was to put the new word processor tothe test, and find if this form of writing is differentfrom what we know.In a seven-hour session of inner dialogue, I testeddifferent writing conditions: three hours of being inprivate space, two hours of sharing the space withanother person, and two hours of being in publicspace.The experiment looked at several questions:1) What are the relations between the words beingtyped and to our conscious thread of thoughts?2) Does the normal balance between consciousnessand unconsciousness change?3) What will be the new definition of our privatespace? Public space?4) What sort of extreme behaviours will it trigger?5) How far are we willing to go just to haverepresentations of our thinking selves? Laptop carrier DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 47. Experiment 1: INNER DIALOGUEThe first step was to put the new word processor tothe test, and find if this form of writing is differentfrom what we know.In a seven-hour session of inner dialogue, I testeddifferent writing conditions: three hours of being inprivate space, two hours of sharing the space withanother person, and two hours of being in publicspace.The experiment looked at several questions:1) What are the relations between the words beingtyped and to our conscious thread of thoughts?2) Does the normal balance between consciousnessand unconsciousness change?3) What will be the new definition of our privatespace? Public space?4) What sort of extreme behaviours will it trigger? ye what the f*** are you looking at f******!5) How far are we willing to go just to haverepresentations of our thinking selves? [] / hate photo shooting shut up Seven-hours of writing — South Kensington DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 48. Experiment 1: INNER DIALOGUEThe first step was to put the new word processor tothe test, and find if this form of writing is differentfrom what we know.In a seven-hour session of inner dialogue, I testeddifferent writing conditions: three hours of being inprivate space, two hours of sharing the space withanother person, and two hours of being in publicspace.The experiment looked at several questions:1) What are the relations between the words beingtyped and to our conscious thread of thoughts?2) Does the normal balance between consciousnessand unconsciousness change?3) What will be the new definition of our privatespace? Public space?4) What sort of extreme behaviours will it trigger?5) How far are we willing to go just to haverepresentations of our thinking selves? Seven-hours of writing — Hyde Park DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 49. Experiment 1: INNER DIALOGUEThe first step was to put the new word processor tothe test, and find if this form of writing is differentfrom what we know.In a seven-hour session of inner dialogue, I testeddifferent writing conditions: three hours of being inprivate space, two hours of sharing the space withanother person, and two hours of being in publicspace.The experiment looked at several questions:1) What are the relations between the words beingtyped and to our conscious thread of thoughts?2) Does the normal balance between consciousness I don’t know if people are stalkingand unconsciousness change? me or I’m the stalker3) What will be the new definition of our private feels weirdspace? Public space? can feel them looking but I’m talking4) What sort of extreme behaviours will it trigger? on them5) How far are we willing to go just to have back stalking, nice!representations of our thinking selves? Seven-hours of writing — Hyde Park DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 50. For results and analysis on theproject website, click here(additional experiments exploring themesof the influence of communication andconfession can also be found there) DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 51. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 52. 52Arial Unicode MSNicolas Myers abcdefghijklm-Punctuation? nopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEF- GHIJKLM- NOPQRSTU- VWXYZ 1234567890 !@£$%^&*() DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 53. Nicolas Myers The following section of British character set of Arial Unicode Arial Unicode MS typography experiments is basedwww.portfolio.myers.fr/home on a page format that was usedwww.studiomyers.co.uk/ for a well-know type foundry. abcdefghijk lmnopqrst uvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJK LMNOPQRST UVWXYZ 1234567890 !@£$%^&*() DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 54. ‼ ‽Double punctuation Hybrid punctuation DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 55. .Changing emphasis by changing sentence structureCharles the First walked and talkedhalf an hour after his head was cut off. Charles the 1 st wal ked & talkedCharles the First walked and talked;half an hour after, his head was cut off. ½ h ft a er, hi s he ad w as ✄ of fCharles the First walked and talked…Half an hour after, his head was cut off !!!!Charles the 1st walked & talked½ h after, his head was ✄ off. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 56. Punctuation mutation — forming hybrid punctuation DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 57. Punctuation mutation — forming hybrid punctuation DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 58. Punctuation mutation — forming hybrid punctuation Punctuation? There is a rich world of symbols that can change our perception of the written language. Never pronounced, constantly evolving, these seemingly trivial hooks, dots and lines can clarify, structure or twist a text; they can also make us smile or ponder upon an intended meaning. But on our keyboards this diversity is reduced to the bare minimum. Let’s mix and merge these symbols and invent new ones! Devised as an experiment, http://punctu.at is an online tool to enable anyone to create, use and share personal and imaginative punctuation. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 59. Project website, click here DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 60. Project website, click here DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 61. Project website, click here DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 62. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 63. 63 ExCERPTS FROM A SKYPE CHATSascha (KW STUDIO) LONDON PohfleppandNEW YORKWoebken to Chris (SASCHA)The Future of Everything DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 64. Sascha Pohflepp Excerpts from a Skype chat KW: So, Seb and I are looking atChris Woebken different treatments to retell or LONDON (KW STUDIO) document all the projects. The idea forFurther information about Sascha and to NEW YORK (SASCHA) it comes from each designer’s individualChris can be found at their websites: take on the project, and for yours wewww.pohflepp.com need to know more before we proceed.www.woebken.net Because we don’t fully understand it — I guess we have a bad record of it because we were both not present in Cambridge — well I wasn’t; Seb was, and you had a Skype presentation with a bad reception. The video chat wasn’t successfully recorded by us, but we do have your PDF presentation. It would be good to go through it with your explanation — or alternatively you could just briefly explain your project without the presentation and tell us what your intentions are. Has your project got a name yet? Sascha: No, not really, we haven’t got a name yet. Wait, I will quickly ask Chris… ‘Everything’ we will use for sure, we might use the word ‘future’ as well, but not sure yet. KW: I see. So ‘Everything for sure, future may be’. Sascha: So, the initial thought was the situation that your life will be recorded and archived. The issue has been in the media lots lately; there is this DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 65. article in the Guardian: ‘iPhone keeps my computer and have seen my last through and through re-enacting it,record of everywhere you go’. Security year of travels. It’s slide 2 from the you get over the trauma of it.researchers have discovered that presentation. You can see when I haveApple’s iPhone keeps track of where you been to the States, then, here you Sascha: Haha, I like that comparison.go — and saves every detail of it to a see those singular dots, this one is ansecret file on the device, which is then interview I did outside LA. The ‘PRESENT’ one is about the non-copied to the owner’s computer when accuracy of these tracking devices,the two are synchronised. We got in touch with Kyle McDonald who how the dot point on the screen is working with these data narratives. bounces around and shows wrongLink: http://www.guardian. So, the future of writing also equals locations. It could be someone whoco.uk/technology/2011/apr/20/ wants to be in a slightly different spot,iphone-tracking-prompts-privacy-fears the future of reading. And it could get or is in the slightly wrong spot.It’s been up for the last 18 months quite specific — like you could record He might be aware that he is presentbut has now been removed. everything you have ever said. And in both locations. We might film it in knowing that, how would your behaviour midtown, GPS across. change? How will it all be processed? It’s like a constantly updated autobiography. With the ‘FUTURE’ one we’re not quite Your personality, instant mediation, there yet. We are thinking of the city describing your character. space for desire. As you are typing into Google: I want to… and then it predicts Our outcome will be three short films: … I want to die, I want to hold your ‘PAST’, ‘PRESENT’ hand, I want to hold your hand lyrics, and ‘FUTURE’. I want to be a billionaire, I want to know what love is, I want to watch this, For the ‘PAST’ one we will get the actor I want to be the guy… etc. It could be to re-enact something from his life, location related… relive something in this space.KW: So, the future of writing might KW: Wow, this could become quitebe the future of writing everything. religious or philosophical — it reminds me of my uncle who is a Taoist,Sascha: All those locations create a who told me about the act of relivingspatial narrative that we are interested your own birth, because birth is thein. I copied my location data onto most dramatic experience a person goes DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 66. The Future of Everything The future of writing is the future of writing down everything. We will be the last generation whose life will not have been on record. Personal technology has been tracking our every move for some time already and selective memory is a biological concept from which databases do not suffer. The future of writing will be our auto-autobiographies being created by machinic ghost-writers. How aware will we be of being the protagonist of a continuous narrative? One through which the past could be re-enacted, the meaning of the present influenced, and the future predicted. Opposite:Work-in-progress PDF presentation downloaded in Skype Chat DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 67. The Future of Everything The future of writing is the future of writing down everything. We will be the last generation whose life will not have been on record. Personal technology hasBelow and opposite: been tracking our every move for some time already and selective memory is aWork-in-progress PDF presentation biological concept from which databasesdownloaded in Skype Chat do not suffer. The future of writing will be our auto-autobiographies being created by machinic ghost-writers. How aware will we be of being the protagonist of a continuous narrative? One through which the past could be re-enacted, the meaning of the present influenced, and the future predicted. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 68. The Future of Everything The future of writing is the future of writing down everything. We will be the last generation whose life will not have been on record. Personal technology hasBelow and opposite: been tracking our every move for some time already and selective memory is aWork-in-progress PDF presentation biological concept from which databasesdownloaded in Skype Chat do not suffer. The future of writing will be our auto-autobiographies being created by machinic ghost-writers. How aware will we be of being the protagonist of a continuous narrative? One through which the past could be re-enacted, the meaning of the present influenced, and the future predicted. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 69. The Future of Everything The future of writing is the future of writing down everything. We will be the last generation whose life will not have been on record. Personal technology hasBelow and opposite: been tracking our every move for some time already and selective memory is aWork-in-progress PDF presentation biological concept from which databasesdownloaded in Skype Chat do not suffer. The future of writing will be our auto-autobiographies being created by machinic ghost-writers. How aware will we be of being the protagonist of a continuous narrative? One through which the past could be re-enacted, the meaning of the present influenced, and the future predicted. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 70. The Future of Everything The future of writing is the future of writing down everything. We will be the last generation whose life will not have been on record. Personal technology hasBelow and opposite: been tracking our every move for some time already and selective memory is aWork-in-progress PDF presentation biological concept from which databasesdownloaded in Skype Chat do not suffer. The future of writing will be our auto-autobiographies being created by machinic ghost-writers. How aware will we be of being the protagonist of a continuous narrative? One through which the past could be re-enacted, the meaning of the present influenced, and the future predicted. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 71. The Future of Everything The future of writing is the future of writing down everything. We will be the last generation whose life will not have been on record. Personal technology hasBelow and opposite: been tracking our every move for some time already and selective memory is aWork-in-progress PDF presentation biological concept from which databasesdownloaded in Skype Chat do not suffer. The future of writing will be our auto-autobiographies being created by machinic ghost-writers. How aware will we be of being the protagonist of a continuous narrative? One through which the past could be re-enacted, the meaning of the present influenced, and the future predicted. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 72. The Future of Everything The future of writing is the future of writing down everything. We will be the last generation whose life will not have been on record. Personal technology hasBelow and opposite: been tracking our every move for some time already and selective memory is aWork-in-progress PDF presentation biological concept from which databasesdownloaded in Skype Chat do not suffer. The future of writing will be our auto-autobiographies being created by machinic ghost-writers. How aware will we be of being the protagonist of a continuous narrative? One through which the past could be re-enacted, the meaning of the present influenced, and the future predicted. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 73. The Future of Everything The future of writing is the future of writing down everything. We will be the last generation whose life will not have been on record. Personal technology hasBelow and opposite: been tracking our every move for some time already and selective memory is aWork-in-progress PDF presentation biological concept from which databasesdownloaded in Skype Chat do not suffer. The future of writing will be our auto-autobiographies being created by machinic ghost-writers. How aware will we be of being the protagonist of a continuous narrative? One through which the past could be re-enacted, the meaning of the present influenced, and the future predicted. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 74. The Future of Everything The future of writing is the future of writing down everything. We will be the last generation whose life will not have been on record. Personal technology hasBelow and opposite: been tracking our every move for some time already and selective memory is aWork-in-progress PDF presentation biological concept from which databasesdownloaded in Skype Chat do not suffer. The future of writing will be our auto-autobiographies being created by machinic ghost-writers. How aware will we be of being the protagonist of a continuous narrative? One through which the past could be re-enacted, the meaning of the present influenced, and the future predicted. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 75. The Future of Everything The future of writing is the future of writing down everything. We will be the last generation whose life will not have been on record. Personal technology hasBelow and opposite: been tracking our every move for some time already and selective memory is aWork-in-progress PDF presentation biological concept from which databasesdownloaded in Skype Chat do not suffer. The future of writing will be our auto-autobiographies being created by machinic ghost-writers. How aware will we be of being the protagonist of a continuous narrative? One through which the past could be re-enacted, the meaning of the present influenced, and the future predicted. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 76. The Future of Everything The future of writing is the future of writing down everything. We will be the last generation whose life will not have been on record. Personal technology hasBelow and opposite: been tracking our every move for some time already and selective memory is aWork-in-progress PDF presentation biological concept from which databasesdownloaded in Skype Chat do not suffer. The future of writing will be our auto-autobiographies being created by machinic ghost-writers. How aware will we be of being the protagonist of a continuous narrative? One through which the past could be re-enacted, the meaning of the present influenced, and the future predicted. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 77. The Future of Everything The future of writing is the future of writing down everything. We will be the last generation whose life will not have been on record. Personal technology hasBelow and opposite: been tracking our every move for some time already and selective memory is aWork-in-progress PDF presentation biological concept from which databasesdownloaded in Skype Chat do not suffer. The future of writing will be our auto-autobiographies being created by machinic ghost-writers. How aware will we be of being the protagonist of a continuous narrative? One through which the past could be re-enacted, the meaning of the present influenced, and the future predicted. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 78. Below and opposite:Film stills: ‘Past’We may want to attempt to use ourperfect memory in the order to go backin time DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 79. Below and opposite:Film stills: ‘Present’We may want to be remembered wherewe are not DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 80. Below and opposite:Film stills: ‘Future’We may want the machinesto read our futures DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW
  • 81. DB DM and DK KB NM SP and CW

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