AOS will be at CyberResistance, on April 3, 4 and 5 2014, in Milan, at the Cantiere, for a participatory conversation about Near Future Design, starting from the Near Future Design of the Education System which we are building with our students at ISIA in Florence.
Near Future Design, from our point of view, is the possibility to create powerful, strategic, coordinated transmedia narratives, realizing a simulacrum, a state of suspended disbelief whose objective is to shift people’s perception of what is real and possible, and engage them into a performance to create new, preferred, desirable futures.
We will start from the Near Future Education Lab which we are bringing up together with the students at ISIA Florence: the design of a commons-based, peer-to-peer, emergent, permeable model. This model will be started by founding a Foundation operating under wirearchical organizational models, through a crowd-funding campaign, by forming a wide network of international cooperants and by establishing a network of partnerships to access the funds for its implementation.
To learn more about our perspectives on Near Future Design, you can read this article: Near Future Design, the perception of a New Possible, and a novel role for Design.
You can look at the CyberResistance program here: http://www.cantiere.org/art-04368/cybres3v.html#plan
And here is the Wiki for the event: https://n-1.cc/dokuwiki/1487601/doku.php in which you can participate and take action.