Resistance is Fertile: Design Fictions in Dystopian Worlds

Dalton, Nick, Moreau, Rebecca and Adams, Richard (2016) Resistance is Fertile: Design Fictions in Dystopian Worlds. In: CHI EA '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, pp. 365-374. ISBN 978-1-4503-4082-3

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Nick Dalton
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2016 10:31
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 11:21
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/26100

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