Everything is Someone: Future Fables about People and Technology and Everything in between by Joshua Noble and Simone Rebaudengo
[A] book about objects, technology, humans, and everything in-between. It is composed of seven “future fables” for children and adults, which move from the present into a future in which “being” and “thinking” are activities not only for humans. Absorbing and thought-provoking, this collection explores the point where technology and philosophy meet, seen through the eyes of kids, vacuum cleaners, factories and mountains. From a man that wants to become a table, to the first vacuum cleaner that bought another vacuum cleaner, all the way to a mountain that became the president of a nation, each story brings the reader into a different perspective, extrapolating how some of the technologies we are developing today, will bur the line between, us, devices, and natural beings too. In Everything is Someone the authors translate their experience in working with futures studies, technology, and design in the form of a mix media experience.
As part of this exercise you will be asked to:
Within this creative experiment, you’ll try to imagine an encounter with your proposed object and the world around it. To do this, we’ll imagine the folklore, fables, myths and ghost stories that might be told about your devices.
We’ll take cues from ‘Everything is Someone’ and begin this exploration in class.
The brief is as follows:
Write a short story (<300 words) told from the perspective of a haunted device device.
Post in #projects and prepare to read your short story in class as an introduction to your project.