Contact: Linda Jarvin
Maximum 15 participants
French design fiction group N O R M A L S proposes an immersive speculative design workshop aimed at exploring the future of design practices, and the role of specialists in an increasingly automated society based on ever more intelligent algorithms — how generative design leads to new aesthetics of downgraded imagery, fastness and post-amateurism.
Working in groups, participants act as design studios within a future society ruled by viewing metrics and reputation. The process is widely and wildly collaborative – punctuated by role-playing, creative writing and prototyping exercises — with competitive aspects, as participants are required to setup live video broadcast channels, and material restrictions unlock past certain audience thresholds. Project success is measured through channel metrics, with as a purpose to spark the ideation of new aggressive communication strategies and original art direction, both online and offline.
Participants should bring: Tools (knives, scissors, cutting mats, glue, tape, glue gun); One bag of (clean) found objects per participant; personal computer and good quality camera for documentation purposes