questions not answers

In the course of developing my ideas to present the “Design for Debate” position in a short (30″-60″) movie clip I tried to mix future developments in technology with well-known situations of today. Three very short “glimpses” introduce some hot topics that can be found in current discussions. To raise the level of alert a voiceover will present the scenarios not as if the can possibly happen but as if they become reality inevitably. Each character in the movie — representing the audience — seems to listen to the voiceover and (consequently) has some questions about the presentation. While he starts with “But…” he is left behind by the imaginary presenter who moves on to the next clip.

design for debate - meat
Das Schnitzel der Zukunft wird nicht mehr einer toten Kuh entstammen, sondern direkt als Zellkultur wachsen – ganz nach unseren Vorstellungen!

design for debate - poo
Wir gehen davon aus, dass der Mensch in zukünftigen Energieszenarien auf sich selbst zurückgreift. Als Biogasquelle.

design for debate - bodyfarm
Die Bio- und Medizintechnologie von morgen kann lebensnotwendige Ersatzteile direkt im menschlichen Körper wachsen lassen. Und schafft damit ganz neue Erwerbsmöglichkeiten.

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Die Welt von morgen in der Diskussion.
Design for Debate.

The examples illustrating the movies were developed
by
James King and
Michael Burton at the RCA.
Stelarc gave himself a third ear as an implant in his arm.

[update 070615]

Producing energy from our excrements was regarded as too little provocative — it seems as if it is on the edge of becoming reality already. So, here are two new scenarios as replacements:

scenario for debate: biomaterial
voice-over: “Die Bio- und Medizintechnologie von morgen kann lebensnotwendige Ersatzteile direkt im menschlichen Körper wachsen lassen. Werden Menschen ihren Körper als Bio-Substrat vermieten?”
(to understand the drawings it might be helpful to watch the featured project by michael burton, nanotopia, at the RCA)

scenario for debate: nanobathing
voice-over: “Winzige Nanomaschinen werden in Zukunft unseren Körper viel gründlicher und effizienter reinigen als die Dusche von heute. Nicht nur außen, sondern auch innen.”
(this clip builds on Johanna Sim’s nanocleaner idea)

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