This is a project that extends the concept of Anticipatory Ethnography. In a nutshell we (I and Dhruv) used the wonderful ‘incidental design fiction’ Robot and Frank as a stimulus.
The PDF of the research paper, Operationalising design fiction for Ethical Computing is available to download here.
We showed clips from Robot and Frank to a number of people, asked them to immerse themselves in the world of the film and imagine living with the same type of technology. Then we interviewed them. The result is this ‘design fiction documentary’. The work, and the associated research paper, was presented at the Conference for Ethical Computing.