Science Fiction has always been an inspiration for design. However, they have been the primary source in terms of everything we started creating for the 21st century including OS and AI. When we start to rely on what has already been thought of, we are unable to expand on ideas that don’t exist. In order to design a better future, we have to let go of our assumptions and current precedents on what our reality looks like and design for the unreal world. In this way the unreal becomes political in the sense that it can challenge the limits people place on their own imaginations when it comes to thinking and questioning about what is possible.
Using the GANBreeder platfrom to re/design/imagine/create every day objects of our world. Ganbreeder is an open source experiment in using breeding and sharing as methods of exploring high complexity spaces.
Encouraging designers to be unrealistic to challenge unsatisfactory situations.
Uses AI to merge images together to support imagination and surrealism.
Many of the technological achievements in the last few decades were actually ideas prophetically described in science fiction literature long before they became a reality.
Designing a better future requires building worlds that are unrealistic but not undesirable.
Using critical design both as a theory and a tool to build resilience and sustainability in future-proofing the future.
We design for humans but we need to think of us being a part of the experiences we design to achieve overall wellness in the long term.