The Solution Printer: Magic Realist Design Fiction

Encinas, Enrique and Blythe, Mark (2016) The Solution Printer: Magic Realist Design Fiction. In: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '16. Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 387-396. ISBN 978-1-4503-4082-3

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This paper is presented as a "design fiction" because nobody would accept these findings in any other form though they are as true as anything else published at CHI. It begins with empirical investigations into the infamous dream simultaneously experienced by thousands of people. We describe the development of a device designed to capture images from that extraordinary dream. This was a prop, or diegetic prototype that unexpectedly began to work. We then report a range of other fictional devices developed at the Solutionist Studio which began to function as described. We argue that the line between fiction and reality has become entirely porous.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2018 09:24
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 12:47

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