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Automated Design Fiction: A Method for Inferring Hidden Mechanics of GPT-3

This is a preview of my Poster for IC2S2 next week.

Automated Design Fiction is here defined as the use of an automatically generated narrative to explore the nature of the technology generating it. Automated Design Fiction aims to induce reflexive artificial narrative voices in order to reveal hidden aspects of the narrative technology. Design Fiction is a tool for exploring future technologies. In this case, the technology itself  fictionalizes and so can be induced to generate its own design fictionalization.

The poster is 24" by 36". I am presenting it at a poster session on July 20th. Here is a PDF version.

Poster for IS2C2 July - blog

A Thousand Futures: A Search for Scenario Space
by Kathryn Cramer [MRP]

My OCAD University Major Research Project, entitled, A Thousand Futures: A Search for Scenario Space, is now available on the OCAD website.

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Although both science fiction and professional foresight work both are engaged with what the future might look like, they operate mostly independently from one another. A literature search reveals the characteristics of written science fiction and foresight, seeking ways these practices could be successfully combined. Concepts are explored through the example of agriculture and agricultural technology as well as technologies for constructing narrative semantics. Approaches are outlined for generating foresight scenarios and for creating a semantic tagging system for generating a semantic space for scenarios using intellectual technologies from science fiction.


agriculture, agroecology, animals, apples, bibliography, books, category theory, climate change, chickens, computational narrative, computational thinking, design fiction, dystopia, farming, fiction, folktales, foresight, foxes, futures, genre, history, landscape, language, metaphor, motifs, nationalism, ontology, orchardry, organic farming, pattern language, patents, pigs, publishing, retrofuturism, rewilding, scenarios, science fiction, semantics, speculative design, speculative fiction, tagging, technology, transrealism, utopia, wolves, workshops, writing