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Critical Design Fictions CSPL 225
"Design fiction involves the deliberate use of diegetic prototypes to suspend disbelief about change. Through practices of estrangement and defamiliarization, and through the use of carefully chosen design methods, this course experiments with the creation of provocative scenarios and imaginative artifacts that can help us envision different ways of inhabiting the world. The choices made by designers are ultimately choices about the kind of world in which we want to live--expressions of our dreams, fantasies, desires, and fears. As an integrated mode of thought and action, design is intrinsically social and deeply political. In conversation with science fiction, queer and feminist theories, indigenous discourses, drag and other performative interventions, this course explores speculative and critical approaches to design as catalysts for imagining alternate presents and possible futures. We examine a number of environmental and social issues related to climate change, incarceration, gender and reproductive rights, surveillance, emerging technologies, and labor."



"Readings include: Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby, SPECULATIVE EVERYTHING: DESIGN, FICTION, AND SOCIAL DREAMING and Patrick Parrender (ed.) LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS: ESTRANGEMENT, COGNITION, AND THE POLITICS OF SCIENCE FICTION AND UTOPIA, along with selections from Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Julian Bleeker, Paul Preciado, Bruce Sterling, Darko Suvin, Samuel Delany, Elizabeth Grosz, José Esteban Muñoz, Ursula LeGuin, and Octavia Butler, among others.

Examination and Assignments:
Participation and collaboration, short assignments in conversation with readings, midterm and final projects. Students will design and prototype a series of objects, scenarios, and characters as devices to explore alternate presents and possible futures."

[see also:
https://www.are.na/barbara-adams/
https://www.are.na/barbara-adams/channels
https://www.are.na/barbara-adams/speculative-design-1519962911
https://www.are.na/barbara-adams/misc-design-1519956499
https://www.are.na/barbara-adams/sensory-ethnography
https://www.are.na/barbara-adams/ethnographic-design-films
https://www.are.na/barbara-adams/design-methods-1519961030

http://www.wesleyan.edu/academics/faculty/baadams/profile.html
http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2017/10/23/taylor-07-teaches-design-thinking-workshop-at-wesleyan/
http://wesleyanargus.com/2018/02/02/fellow-barbara-adams-talks-design-ideas-minor/
http://www.wesleyan.edu/ideas/faculty.html
http://www.wesleyan.edu/ideas/index.html
http://www.gidest.org/barbara-adams/
https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/design-as-future-making-9780857858399/
https://nssr.academia.edu/BarbaraAdams ]
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2 days ago by robertogreco
Econ-SF: a selection of works and authors
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4 days ago by josephaleo
Fahrenheit 451 (2018) Official Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNKwe9k55fs

We are not born equal. We must be made equal by the fire...and then we can be happy. Fahrenheit 451, starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, premieres May 19 at 8pm on HBO.
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5 days ago by walt74
‘False Truth’ Tease | Fahrenheit 451 | HBO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37rI8VblZrw

If you see something, say something. Fahrenheit 451, starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, premieres Saturday at 8PM on HBO.
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5 days ago by walt74
Gattaca director Andrew Niccol on conformity, technology, and his new Netflix film Anon - The Verge
Andrew Niccol’s career, audiences should be pretty clear on when they’re watching one of his films, even if they miss the opening credits. Niccol specializes in high-concept stories about the ways technology affects society — sometimes radically, like in his science fiction films Gattaca, In Time, and S1m0ne, and sometimes more subtly, as in his drone-warfare drama Good Kill or his arms dealer story Lord of War. He’s a writer as well as a director. He scripted Peter Weir’s The Truman Show, which stars Jim Carrey as a man raised in a bubble as a reality-TV project, and he was a writer on Steven Spielberg’s Tom Hanks vehicle The Terminal.
movies  gattaca  technology  society  sciencefiction 
14 days ago by bwiese
Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer [Emotion Picture]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdH2Sy-BlNE

Dirty Computer - an emotion picture* by Janelle Monáe.

*EMOTION PICTURE (definition): a narrative film and accompanying musical album

Dirty Computer: The Album Available Now: https://janellemonae.lnk.to/dirtycomputer

<iframe src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/2PjlaxlMunGOUvcRzlTbtE" width="300" height="380" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe>

Starring
Janelle Monáe as Jane 57821
Tessa Thompson as Zen
Jayson Aaron as Ché

Also Starring
Michelle Hart as Virgin Victoria
Dyson Posey as Cleaner #1
Jonah Lee as Cleaner #2

Executive Produced by
Janelle Monáe
Nate “Rocket” Wonder
Chuck Lightning
Mikael Moore
Julie Greenwald

Co-Executive Produced by
Kelli Andrews
Ian Blair
Alan Ferguson

Directed by
Andrew Donoho
Chuck Lightning

Written by
Chuck Lightning

Additional Story Ideas and Vision by
Janelle Monáe
Nate “Rocket” Wonder
Alan Ferguson

Music Videos Written and Directed by
Alan Ferguson
Emma Westenberg
Andrew Donoho
Lacey Duke

Produced by
Nicole Acacio
Ian Blair

Associate Produced by
Deonna Young-Stephens

Music Videos Produced by
Justin Benoliel
Judy Craig
Melissa Ekholm
Maya Table
Ian Blair

Original Music Score by
Nate “Rocket Wonder
Wynne Bennett

Wardrobe by
Alexandra Mandalkorn

Hair by
Nikki Nelms

Makeup by
Jessica Smalls

Director of Photography
Todd Banhazl

Production Design
Fernanda Guerrero

Edited by
Andrew Donoho
Taylor Brusky

Music Videos Edited by
Deji LaRay

Choreography by
Jemel McWilliams

Sound Design by
Jackie! Zhou
Video  ncpin  ncv  Music  Musicvideos  JanelleMonae  AfroFuturism  Shortfilms  Movies  ScienceFiction 
23 days ago by walt74
Which Sci-Fi movie should I watch? - Fish4Parts Blog
If you’re wondering which film to watch tonight or this weekend, there’s a few we’d like to recommend. According to your taste, of course! We’ve focused on the best of Sci-Fi. If you fancy some Sci-Fi horror, comedy, action or something a bit different, but don’t know what to watch, take a look at this graphic!
infographic  movie  sciencefiction  fun  ++++- 
25 days ago by jonippolito

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