Instructor: Salvador Orara

The purpose of this workshop is to uncover new methods for communicating experiences of the future. With the inevitable and incessant charge of technology within the home; how might new technologies change the practice of everyday life? How might people begin interacting within an ecology of heterogeneous "intelligent" objects in the everyday home?
The goal of this workshop is to explore the role of the designer and tactics for shaping stories. The workshop will consist of a survey of current and incoming products that may impact "everyday" life in the home, a review of tactics for generating stories and ideas, followed by a rapid "prototyping" and presentation session.

Requirements: The ability to make an image (drawing, collage, illustration). A collaborative spirit. A critical imagination.

Materials: A computer with internet connection. The ability to print, or drawing/sketching materials. We have a limited number of scholarships for our workshops. If you need an application, please send an email to with your complete name and contact information.

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