Artificial Womb Works for Lambs, Study Shows – The Atlantic

Source: Artificial Womb Works for Lambs, Study Shows – The Atlantic An article in The Atlantic summarizes and explains a recent scientific paper from Nature about an investigtaion into, and a success with, the possibility of creating an artificial womb that may improve the chances of severely premature human babies to survive and thrive. The […]

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Archive design that does violence, wether intentionally or as an unforseen biproduct. design that critiques violence, either speculative or actual. this is the archive from an exhibit at MoMA curated by Paola Antonelli and Jamer Hunt. 

What is Critical Making?

What is Critical Making?

Cheat Sheet for a Non (or Less) Colonialist Speculative Design — A Parede

Cheat Sheet for a Non (or Less) Colonialist Speculative Design — A Parede

Questioning the “critical” in Speculative & Critical Design — A Parede

Questioning the “critical” in Speculative & Critical Design — A Parede

Raffi Khatchadourian, The Doomsday Invention – The New Yorker

Raffi Khatchadourian, The Doomsday Invention – The New Yorker stoweboyd: via Stowe Boyd “Superintelligence” is not intended as a treatise of deep originality; Bostrom’s contribution is to impose the rigors of analytic philosophy on a messy corpus of ideas that emerged at the margins of academic thought. Perhaps because the field of A.I. has recently […]

emergentfutures: Thinking machines: the skilled jobs that could be taken over by robots on Thursday the Bank of England’s chief economist warned that this wave of automation is threatening skilled roles. The jobs of the middle classes, with their expensive university educations, are now at risk. As a result, a huge number of jobs that […]

<blockquote>To contrast with other similar design approaches, we think Design Fiction is a bit different from critical design [c.f. Dunne & Raby, Garnet Hertz], which is a bit more abstract and theoretical compared to our own interest in design happening outside of galleries or museums. Design Fiction is about exploring a future mundane. It tackles […]

<blockquote>We have largely eschewed the traditional academic channels of research papers, academic conference talks and the like. Producing evocative little pamphlets, fictional product catalogs, software that is quite counter to prevailing intuition about what software should be, little hardware devices that are designed to be used less rather than more — these are the kinds of […]

Design fiction’s efforts to create imaginative realisations of technology, which consciously try to evoke discussion that avoids polarising opinion, have a key ingredient, I think. Unlike the new worlds of sci-fi novels, or the ultra-detailed visuals of futuristic cinema, their stories are unfinished. Minority Report is not about critical design because its narrative is closed. […]