Resistance is Fertile: Design Fictions in Dystopian Worlds

Nick Dalton, Rebecca Moreau, Richard Adams

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Abstract

Current work on design fiction has discussed their use for personal reflection, sharing with collaborators, forming a public ‘vision’ but with small numbers of participating readers. We wanted to explore a new way of using design fictions as a tool for discussion with a large global audiences via social authoring web sites. To achieve this, we wrote a highly read, science-fiction novel called I'm a Cyborg's Pet (The Thinking Girl's Guide to Surviving a Robot Apocalypse), on an online, social, serial-writing website called Wattpad. We found our readers confounded our initial expectations of dystopian fiction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Pages365-374
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4082-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2016
EventCHI 2016 (ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems) - San Jose
Duration: 6 May 2016 → …

Conference

ConferenceCHI 2016 (ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems)
Period6/05/16 → …

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