Against the self-evident

Against the self-evident

Real virtuality: about deconstruction and multiplication of world / [ed] Ulrich Gehmann, Martin Rieche, Berlin: Transcript Verlag, 2014, p. 419-441Chapter in book (Refereed)

 

Abstract

Starting with an exposé of two worldmaking projects, The City of Abadyl and Life Forms, we share insights into creating design fiction using a series of methods that can be generalized to other contexts. We adopt the mindset that the primary result of a design process is the knowledge acquired during a journey of exploration, knowledge which can, in turn, be applied to co-create a design concept in its broadest sense. We leverage the unknown and a tangle of methods from diverse sources, discussing these in relation to previous thinking and research. Finally, we outline the future development of the design fiction methodology herein.