Glitch fiction in Domus

October 2011

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Glitch Fiction is the false error, the point of chute, the wormhole in the timeline, the what could have been. Glitch Fiction landed in Paris for the very first Paris Design Week at la Cité de la Mode et du Design to witness a chaotic Black Swan unfold, to feel the spitting heat of ash hit your high-heels in your living room, to have a machine generate your fairytales, to get caught in a thunderstorm of fish, to see your eyes, lips and skin lost in the fragments of others, to explore a new techno-social landscape through your ears or to imagine scientific rituals not yet explored. Glitch Fiction mixes activist and experimental designs in a real office of wonders. Dreams, nightmares, near realities and hyper fantasies meet in the middle to explore the implications of current and emerging technologies through the presentation of fictional scenarios, parallel worlds, extrapolated tangents, cautionary tales and design fictions. Inspired by science and technology the following proposals use design as a medium to speculate, be critical and stimulate debate around our human relationship to science and technology in our current, alternative and imagined future everyday lives.

The other volcano
by Nelly Ben Hayoun
"In order to make myself recognized by the Other, I must risk my own life" said Sartre. The Other Volcano imagines a love-hate relationship, a 'sleeping giant' in the corner of your domestic environment, with the power to provoke excitement with its rumblings, and also perhaps fear, if not for one's life in this case, then at least for the soft furnishings of one's clean and neat 'living' room. It is a project that domesticates the most violent of natural processes, addressing and reinterpreting different natures. A project that questions the domestication of nature for entertainment purposes. How would you deal with a live volcano in the middle of your living room? Would you be more popular because you share your life with a volcano?

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