2018年12月18日 星期二

week 15. what-if and world-building


1. Students present "writing" phase

2. Introducing TTTE (Temporal-Technological Thought Experiment) framework


(past-,      present-,  future-)    technology X (past-, present-,  future-)     world

Past     World (Past-Directed)
Present    World (Present-Directed)
Future      World (Future-Directed)
Past     Technology
Technology in     History
Alternative    technological heritage   (Present-Directed      Forecasting)
Futuristic Speculation  on      technological      heritage
Present      Technology
Present     Artifacts in    Past (Hindcasting)
Present facts
Invariant  Artifacts   in Future (Prediction,   Forecasting)
Future      Technology
Futuristic Artifacts   in   Past (Counterfactual)
Futuristic Artifacts in    lived      reality
(Prefactual,   Present-Directed     
Hindcasting)
Futuristic Artifacts   in   Future (Design     Fictions)


Rererence: Yeates, L.B., Thought Experimentation: A Cognitive Approach

3.

Project (step 3): what-if and world building
1. define your counterfactual logic (what-if statements), one or more
2. build your own micro-possible-world, and possible objects (both archaeological and speculative)
upload to google drive on Jan. 2nd. 2019.


Final Project Demo:  (Jan. 9th, 2019)
Report format: 2019 ACM DIS pictorial form, (submit to DIS before Jan. 18th)
Exhibitions: fictional archaeology (ready-made modification) and counterfactual artifacts (new made)
transmedia narratives: documents, photos, videos, sounds, notes, artifacts, posters...





2018年12月11日 星期二

week 14. material speculation

1. Students present speculative design cases
2. Paper reading: Material Speculation (AA'15)

Questions:
  1. What are counterfactual artifacts?
       (containing an 'if'- clause that is contrary to fact)
      nonfunctional prototypes, storytelling props, fictional objects
  2. What is Possible World Theory?


Project (step 2) Writing phase of your narratives: (in group)
1. Define anchoring events, write mini-scenarios according to your project step 1.
2. The documentation may include collective writings, photos, drawings, music, postcards recordings, props,  3. Link the personal, emotional stories to possible worlds 
see  The poetics of design fiction for reference

Create your own writing style and documentation formats.
You may also include thing-centered narratives.

  
Presentation: Dec. 19, 2018. upload to course folders on google drive



2018年11月27日 星期二

week 12. fictional soundscape

Ekkomaten—exploring the echo as a design fiction concept

Moon graffiti by Near Future Lab (Counterfactual thought experiment)

Feature Lab:
  Near Future Lab
  Blog

非洲太空計畫


Once Upon a Future - IoX project

different layers of sounds in science fiction movie


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fu7jN2_2pE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9L0pord5jE

Confabulation/Speculation/Reminiscence ?



EX5. Fictional Soundscape (with 7 types of Thought Experiment)

Imagine you are a future anthropologist, record soundscape of Taipei:
record the following 4 types of sound

1. Ambient sound
2. Foreground sound (music, movie themes...)
3. human voice, conversation, news report, TV talk show...
4. sound clips from science fiction films

Discuss and pick up 2 types of thought experiments, and composite of the sounds into to two "fictional soundscapes." : Deadline Dec. 12, 2018

Reference:
http://www.ambient-mixer.com/
https://coffitivity.com/

Speculative Archaeology  demo  examples:

http://designfictions2013.blogspot.com/2014/05/week-12-midterm-fictional-ethnography.html
http://designfictions2013.blogspot.com/2015/12/week-13-fictional-ethnography-demo.htm
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2018年11月20日 星期二

week 11. future archeology

What is Future Archeology?
Whet is speculative archaeology?

Towards a speculative archaeology

(1)"I focused on DeLanda and his version of Deleuze but I briefly brought up speculative realism and why this “movement” rejects “the linguistic turn”."
(2) "Preucel and Meskell (2006:14) suggest that the fuzzy concept of materiality “takes as its remit the exploration of the situated experiences of material life, the constitution of the object world and concomitantly its shaping of human experience”."
(3)"Most speculative realists therefore attempt to break with correlationism (not Meillassoux himself though since he wishes to radicalize correlationism from within). I am all in favour of diminishing the centrality of the human being in archaeology."



The way of the Shavel

題外話: (創造性的背離 creative betrayal by Franco Meregalli)

【叶嘉莹】从西方文论与中国诗学谈李商隐诗的诠释与接受 南开大学




Questions:
1. What is the documentation film you want to present? What is you Archeology Plan and activity?
2. How to present speculative aesthetics of archaeology?
3.  how about speculative betrayal?




設計的未來考古學










Question:
What evidence (in what style) do you want to present?



http://whatthecool.com/post/957922435/extinct-modern-technology
http://www.leapleapleap.com/2013/09/time-the-future-archaeology-of-annie-wan/
http://blog.archaeologyofthefuture.com/
http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_216_25-common-items-that-will-baffle-future-archeologists/


Case study:

Dunne and Raby, Designs for an Overpopulated Planet 

Project (step 1) Speculative Archaeology Plan: (in group)
1. Design your narrative scheme.
2. Plan your speculative archaeology activity, imaginative excavation (挖掘), and documentation.

Presentation: Dec. 5, 2018.

2018年11月6日 星期二

week 9. narrative from future

Speculative photo sharing

來自後攻殼動隊時代的一封信

1. 未來與現在的人物關係描述
2. 錨點事件 (anchor event) 引入情境
3. what-if 規則造成的後果與危機
4. 解除危機的邀請與行動開展的召喚



Paper reading:
The poetics of design fictions
(the narrative diagram)

Extrapolation Diagram, by Chris Woebken (via About - The Extrapolation Factory)


PPPP by Dunne & Raby


                                     http://speculative.hr/en/category/works-en/
















Questions:
1. What is the possible narrative scheme? Illustrate it with diagram (分組討論)
2. What are the anchors? objects, human, place, legend, or ritual?

Practice: a letter from future

Compose a letter from future where the anchor event has just happened.
This letter should sensitize the relationship between future and the present, inspire how to conduct a design research, and fictionize your roles and worlds.