October 3, 2019

Prototyping Social Forms

3 Oct 2019
5:30 – 7:00 PM EST
Public Event · Hosted by
Building 21, McGill University, Montreal Canada

Exploiting a fusion of art, science, conceptual and experiential methods, the ateliers will prototype and assess how people experience technologies, products, services in plausible, thick social settings. We will build a knowledge enterprise: ateliers for prototyping at lifescale, the lived, whole experience of social forms, such as places: home, city, street; events: play, meal, learning; or infrastructures: finance, governance, energy. Scaling our techniques for creating augmented experiences, we will prototype homes, streets, parts of buildings, parks and playgrounds to the degree needed to get a sense of what it would be like to actually live with those forms.

We can kick off discussion with two on-going streams of work at Synthesis@ASU
• Food and the theater of objects
• Participatory steering of complex adaptive systems (e.g. weather, urban heatscapes)