Gonzalo, Quevedo's son, showing his automaton to Norbert Wiener at the 1951 Paris Cybernetic Congress.

Magical Design Semi-Fictions

Bruce Sterling’s “Shaping Things” first introduced the Design Fictions concept in 2005. Julian Bleecker (Nokia researcher and Near Future Laboratory co-founder) gave it some more shape in a presentation given at the Engage Design conference in 2008. Sterling calls Design Fictions, “an approach to design that speculates about new ideas through prototyping and storytelling.” He[…]