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  1. 1. Design Fiction Depictions of design and manufacturing in fiction Natasha Carolan | HighWire Doctoral Training Centre | @natashacarolanTuesday, 11 October 2011
  2. 2. Depictions of design and manufacturing in fiction Metropolis Depictions of design and manufacturing in fiction Natasha Carolan | HighWire Doctoral Training Centre | @natashacarolanTuesday, 11 October 2011
  3. 3. Depictions of design and manufacturing in fiction The Iron Heel ‘... the fiat of the Plurocracy went forth, and the small business men and manufacturers swamped him with a flood of notices that he must discontinue running their old advertisements’ The Iron Heel by Jack London Natasha Carolan | HighWire Doctoral Training Centre | @natashacarolanTuesday, 11 October 2011
  4. 4. Depictions of design and manufacturing in fiction We ‘And everyone must lose his mind, everyone must! The sooner the better! It is essential — I know it.’ We by Yevgeny Zamyatin Natasha Carolan | HighWire Doctoral Training Centre | @natashacarolanTuesday, 11 October 2011
  5. 5. Depictions of design and manufacturing in fiction Brave New World ‘Cleanliness is next to fordliness.’ ‘strange to think that even in Our Fords day most games were played without more apparatus... imagine the folly of allowing people to play elaborate games which do nothing whatever to increase consumption.’ Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Natasha Carolan | HighWire Doctoral Training Centre | @natashacarolanTuesday, 11 October 2011
  6. 6. Depictions of design and manufacturing in fiction 1984 ‘But actually, he thought as he readjusted the Ministry of Plentys figures, it was not even forgery. It was merely the substitution of one piece of nonsense for another...’ Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell Natasha Carolan | HighWire Doctoral Training Centre | @natashacarolanTuesday, 11 October 2011
  7. 7. Depictions of design and manufacturing in fiction Makers ‘On the one hand, these things are networked volumetric printers, but on the other they are superb category busters that have achieved an entirely justifiable...market penetration Makers by Cory Doctorow Natasha Carolan | HighWire Doctoral Training Centre | @natashacarolanTuesday, 11 October 2011
  8. 8. Depictions of design and manufacturing in fiction Methuselah’s children ‘He let the pictures of cloth designs flicker past his eyes while he let the persuasive voice of the catalog drone on until a pattern showed up which was distinctly unmilitary and not blue, whereupon he arrested the display and punched the combination for his size.’ Methuselah’s Children by Robert A. Heinlein Natasha Carolan | HighWire Doctoral Training Centre | @natashacarolanTuesday, 11 October 2011
  9. 9. Depictions of design and manufacturing in fiction Pay for the Printer ‘From cars to radios to fine glassware, the Biltong life forms could create beautiful, working copies. The survivors of war relied on the Biltong life forms to make copies - "prints" - of necessary objects.’ Pay for the Printer by Philip K. Dick Natasha Carolan | HighWire Doctoral Training Centre | @natashacarolanTuesday, 11 October 2011
  10. 10. Depictions of design and manufacturing in fiction The Diamond Age ‘Why dont you just compile it?’ Harv said. ‘The M.C. can make wood.’ ‘It can make fake wood,’ Rita said, ‘but some people dont like fake things.’ Matter Compiler in The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson Natasha Carolan | HighWire Doctoral Training Centre | @natashacarolanTuesday, 11 October 2011
  11. 11. Depictions of design and manufacturing in fiction The Diamond Age ‘...each lithocule knew exactly where it was supposed to go and what it was supposed to do. They were tetrahedral building blocks of calcium and carbon, the size of poppyseeds, each equipped with a power source, a brain and a navigational system.’ The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson Natasha Carolan | HighWire Doctoral Training Centre | @natashacarolanTuesday, 11 October 2011
  12. 12. Depictions of design and manufacturing in fiction Star Trek Natasha Carolan | HighWire Doctoral Training Centre | @natashacarolanTuesday, 11 October 2011
  13. 13. Depictions of design and manufacturing in fiction Rule 34 ‘The law especially disna like your kind owning 3D printers, fabbers capable of taking a design template off a pirate website somewhere and extruding it to the real world to an accuracy of a few microns... the Polis don’t like unmonitored fabs.’ Rule 34 by Charles Stross Natasha Carolan | HighWire Doctoral Training Centre | @natashacarolanTuesday, 11 October 2011
  14. 14. Depictions of design and manufacturing in fiction The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy ‘When the Drink button is pressed it makes an instant but highly detailed examination of the subjects taste buds, a spectroscopic analysis of the subjects metabolism... no- one knows quite why it does this because it then invariably delivers a cupful of liquid that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea. Natasha Carolan | HighWire Doctoral Training Centre | @natashacarolanTuesday, 11 October 2011

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