Design Fiction: On Design, Science, Fact and Fiction

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Design Fiction: On Design, Science, Fact and Fiction

  1. 1. DESIGN FICTION ON DESIGN, SCIENCE, FACT AND FICTION
  2. 2. PRESENT
  3. 3. PRESENTPAST
  4. 4. PRESENTPAST FUTURE
  5. 5. DEFINITION Design Fiction ist the approach to design new realities and put them into effect. It is a crucial approach to see the world not only like it is, instead how the world could be. 3
  6. 6. DEFINITION Design Fiction ist the approach to design new realities and put them into effect. It is a crucial approach to see the world not only like it is, instead how the world could be. 4
  7. 7. SOLARIS (1972)
  8. 8. THE CENTRIFUGE BRAIN PROJECT (2013)
  9. 9. DEFINITION Design Fiction uses the techniques of fiction and drama to test the future, to see what future technologies or systems might work, on how they might be received and what their impact might be. It presents a series of alternative possible futures and shows which path might be preferable. 7
  10. 10. DEFINITION Design Fiction uses the techniques of fiction and drama to test the future, to see what future technologies or systems might work, on how they might be received and what their impact might be. It presents a series of alternative possible futures and shows which path might be preferable. 8
  11. 11. 9
  12. 12. DESIGN FICTION THE FIRST BRIDGE 9
  13. 13. THE FIRST BRIDGE The first is linked to anticipation and innovation of the term „Science Fiction“ in 1929. 10
  14. 14. HUGO GERNSBACK (1929)
  15. 15. NORMAN BEL GEDDES (1939)
  16. 16. RICHARD BUCKMINSTER FULLER (1928)
  17. 17. 16
  18. 18. DESIGN FICTION THE SECOND BRIDGE 16
  19. 19. THE SECOND BRIDGE The second encounter between Science Fiction and Design took place in the post-war period when the dream of space conquest and the atomic age was becoming more and more realistic. 17
  20. 20. MATTI SUURONEN (1968)
  21. 21. HAUS-RUCKER-CO (1967)
  22. 22. JOE COLOMBO (1952)
  23. 23. PIERO FRASSINELLI (1971)
  24. 24. 27
  25. 25. DESIGN FICTION THE THIRD BRIDGE 27
  26. 26. THE THIRD BRIDGE The third bridge between Design and Science Fiction is based on the postulate of the existence of a fourth dimension, which, when associated with the other three dimensions, becomes a gateway to a parrallel world. 28
  27. 27. JOHN MCCRACKEN (1968)
  28. 28. HANS HOLLEIN (1967)
  29. 29. 31
  30. 30. DESIGN FICTION CONCLUSION 31
  31. 31. WILLIAM GIBSON (1993) »The future is already here – it‘s just not very evenly distributed.« 32
  32. 32. CHARLES EAMES (1907-1978) »My dream is to have people working on useless projects. These have the germ of new concepts.« 33
  33. 33. MAIL@AXELQUACK.DE WWW.AXELQUACK.DE

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