Last week, Future Tense took part in Emerge, a conference at Arizona State University that is dedicated to designing the kind of future we want to live in. (ASU is a partner with Slate and the New America Foundation in Future Tense.) As part of Emerge, participants in assorted workshops created videos, journals, plays, and more to imagine different parts of our future. Continue reading →
The past weekend saw EMERGE 2013 at ASU. The theme was “The Future of Truth”, and there was a level of carnival creativity rarely seen in the rather stolid world of academia; there were dancers, full body 3D scanners, philosophy in public, and similar insanity. Continue reading →
“If you were stuck in an apocalyptic shell of a world, would you rather have an iPad 3 or a BiC lighter?”
This was one of the questions Julian Bleecker of the Near Future Laboratory asked in the Design Fiction workshop at ASU Emerge2012. Working with Nick Foster and Emerge2012 participants, Bleecker created Corner Convenience — a short movie portraying (imagining) the corner store of the tomorrow.
This year Bleecker and Foster are back to ASU! They will lead “Green Pages: A Design Fiction Workshop”.
Green Pages is a quarterly trade journal for the film and television entertainment industry. Each issue provides some of the top creative and production talent in Hollywood with a large, expertly curated selection of scientific and technological concepts, principles, devices, designs and idioms suitable for bolstering the believability and tangibility of any storyline. Need a new device for your next computer “hacker” character? We’ll provide you with the last principles, practices — and dialog — to make that character and his tech believable and based on real, actual black hat hacker concepts. A post-apocalyptic world needs a backstory: Green Pages provide you with all the latest doom-and-gloom scenarios, and not just the usual climate change and routine global pandemic. Participants in this workshop will bring Green Pages to life, developing short narrative concepts, potential props, MacGuffins, production design and sample dialog — ready for publishing in the next issue of Green Pages.
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