[Emerge2012] Corner Convenience, Julian Bleecker & Nick Foster are Back!

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“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.

Corner Convenience from hellofosta on Vimeo.

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.

Interested to participate in their workshop? Click here to learn more about all workshops and apply to receive your invitation!


  1. These workshops sound fascinating and very much in my domain, but I’m really very interested in this “Green Pages” journal you mention, yet I can’t find any reference to it on your site or anywhere online. Do you have a link or some reference so I can find it please?

    • admin says

      hi Robert, the Green Pages Journal is the output of one of the workshops (check here for a complete list of workshop http://emerge2013.asu.edu/workshops/) at Emerge this year — it doesn’t exist yet, but will ’emerge’ from Julian Bleecker & Nick Foster workshop.

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