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Research & Synthesis
Some research would go into setting up the stage for this project- on the following fronts:
Defining the “good” that would act as the lens for the ethics involved in this project.
Understanding the extent of the politics of design and how it affects production, consumption, influence and so on.
Speculating the kinds of futures that would potentially convey the intended message.
Discussing the process and the outcomes, to really build the discourse which the project seeks to initiate.
Potential threads for defining what’s ‘Good’5/04/2021
Reflecting on the ideas of good and bad, through commonly accepted notions of Good Design.
Design Fictions & Diegetic Prototypes
Looking into the possibilities of developing designed prototypes for the fictional contexts created over the course of the project.
The First Survey11/04/2021
Re-posing the same questions through a different structure.
After asking humans, an attempt at asking the same questions to an AI.
Stopped working because COVID struck
Common Threads between People’s Imaginations and the AI23/04/2021
Are there commonalities we can draw upon between the futures pictured by people and the AI? Can that help us frame the ideas of Utopia and Dystopia to work on?
Moral and Other Compasses25/04/2021
Alignment charts, and other things that place things on relative scales.
What is ‘Bad’, again?28/04/2021
To define what’s ethical, we need to rule out what isn’t...
also see: DESIGN IS NEVER NEUTRAL
Jarett Fuller’s collection on are.na
What scares you about the future?28/04/2021
To extrapolate on the possible and plausible futures, we look at what scares people about it...
Learning from people’s projects on similar lines, from inside and outside of NID
Precedents within NID
Precedents outside NID
A Senior Designer
A Graduating Design Student
Tarun Deep Girdher