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09 NOVEMBER 2013

Design Fiction, Science Fiction and Literary Criticism

"Design Fiction is a recent spin–off of Science Fiction, directly inspired by many of the imagined worlds of writers like Bruce Sterling, William Gibson, J.G. Ballard and others. It sets out to do many of the same things as Sci–Fi does, but in a more concrete way, by introducing real physical objects or real sets of rules and scenarios which require the participation (direct or indirect, voluntary or involuntary) of users, beyond just their emotional and intellectual engagement. In this way Design Fiction can 'test' objects or tools or storylines that Science Fiction, until recently, has not been able to. A literary work, has (in general) been a fixed text until very recently, and so even though readers have enjoyed many different readings and interpretations, the author has not been able to adapt or react to their responses. Design Fiction allows the inventor or storytellers to adapt their scenario as it evolves and as the users or participants give their reactions."

(Charles Beckett, How to Think About The Future)

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alternative possible futures • Bruce Sterling • conscious metaphor • design fictiondigital technologyfictional setting • future speculation • future technologiesfuturologyInanimate AliceJ G Ballard • Jake Dugarden • Julian Bleeckerliterary criticismMichio Kaku • nascent practice • Near Future Laboratory • PerplexCity (project) • Philip K. Dickphilosophical questionsPhysics of the Impossible (2008)prototypingSascha Pohfleppsci-fi • sci-fi science • science fictionspeculative designspeculative physicsspeculative prototypesStar TrekStar Warstest concepts • test out • test your ideas • what-if scenarios • William Gibson • World Without Oil (project)

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Liam Birtles
18 JUNE 2011

Instructable web-based documentation platform

"Instructables is a web–based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others. The seeds of Instructables germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built places to share their projects and help others."

(Eric J. Wilhelm)

Fig.1 Kipkay (Kipkay Videos) Blu–Ray Laser Phaser http://www.facebook.com/kipkayvideos/
Fig.2 SaskView "The Most Useless Machine EVER!" http://saskview.com/?page_id=11
Fig.3 Randy Sarafan. "Lunchtime Clock" http://www.instructables.com/id/Lunchtime–Clock/?ALLSTEPS
Fig.4 kaptaink_cg "Bacon Roses"

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bicycles • Blu-Ray Laser Phaser • cell phones • DIY • documentation platform • energy company • Eric J. Wilhelm • gadgethackinghacksterhand-held • hand-held generator • high-altitude wind • how to do thingshow-to • Howtoons • innovation • innovation consulting • Instructables • instructionlaptopslaserlearnLED • lens-fabricating devices • lighting systems • Makani • MIT Media Lab • MonkeyLectric • OptiOpia • Playstation 3 • Potenco • products and servicesproject-sharing websiteprototype • research and design firm • share • Squid Labs • Star Trek • Star Trek Phaser • technology tinkeringtinkereruseless boxuseless machines • vision-correction business • vision-testing devices • web-based

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Simon Perkins
15 JULY 2009

YouTube TV Shows and Movie Channels

"In a move that's obviously a shot across the bow of Hulu, YouTube has announced that visitors can now view 'thousands of television episodes and hundreds of movies' instantly through the site from partners like Crackle, CBS, MGM, Lionsgate, and Starz. Visitors can access the TV show and movie content via the site's newly added Shows menu tab. In addition, YouTube members can subscribe to partner channels to be notified of any newly added content."
(Alexander Grundner, 20 April 2009)

[This must inevitably undermine the efforts of 'old media' to close the gap between broadcast and online distribution.]

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broadcastCBSconvergence • Crackle • digital mediadigital technologydistribution • Hulu • hypermediaiPlayer • Lionsgate • mass mediamedia convergenceMGMold media • online distribution • show (television) • Star Trek • Starz • streaming platformstreaming servicetechnologytelevision • television episodes • TVYouTubeYouTube channel

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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