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|Title:||Infrastructures of the Imagination: Community Design for Speculative Urban Technologies|
|Keywords:||AR;Autonomous Vehicles;Community-based Design;Design Fiction;Infrastructuring;Speculative Design;Urban Technology|
|Publisher:||ACM Press, New York|
|metadata.dc.relation.ispartof:||Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies|
|Abstract:||Recent speculative and critical design practices may critique the dominant socio-cultural assumptions of technologies, but often lack diversity and participatory input outside the privileged realm of academic and professional designers. This paper investigates the process and potential of designing speculative futures with local communities, in order to collectively imagine technology that serves a common good and reinforces local identity. This study reflects on the "Sankofa City" project, a three-month community-university collaboration based in a historically black neighborhood in South Los Angeles. The project utilized design fiction scenario videos and collages to present provocative design concepts to local stakeholder meetings and the general public. This paper analyzes the methodology and outcomes of co-designing emerging technologies (such as augmented reality and self-driving cars) in order to establish "infrastructures of the imagination" for long-term strategies and alternative cultural models of innovation.|
|metadata.mci.conference.date:||June 26-30, 2017|
|Appears in Collections:||C&T 2017: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies|
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