Resistance is Fertile: Design Fictions in Dystopian Worlds

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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
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Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2016
EventCHI 2016 (ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems) - San Jose
Duration: 6 May 2016 → …

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

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