Many interesting points raised here. Very inspiring talk on a subject I have been working alot on lately. There’s so much here that we haven’t explored in our Medica Helping Hands concept at Ergonomidesign. And so much that we’ve addressed in the concept that hasnt been thought of or demonstrated by anyone yet. The field is wide open!
Awesome book! I’m reading it now…
Why do I blog this? – Because I’m inspired by alot of ideas that died without proper trial on this user experience. I wanted to preserve the best parts of it for posterity before it faded away in the dying pixels of fickle public memory.
Some golden nuggets from ‘I’m Here’, a short story about love in an Absolut World by Spike Jonze.
Man: “What do you mean? We (robots) cant dream!”
Woman: “Of course you can, you just make it up!”
Man: “…This dream was easily the best dream in the history of all dreams”.
A library assistant plods through an ordinary life in LA until a chance meeting opens his eyes to a the power of creativity and ultimately, love. When this new life and love begin to fall apart, he discovers he has a lot to give. This short film proves that ordinary is no place to be. (via IMDB)
View the trailer here…
I was reading some essays on Design Fiction by Julian Bleecker recently and was especially struck by this film after reading it. ‘I’m Here’ is such a perfectly imagined and made work of design-fiction in the sense that it makes you completely believe in the World which is created here. Not only are the ‘props’ and costumes entirely authentic, the fact that its set in the Almost Present makes the impact breathtakingly moving and simple. It focuses on human/robotic emotion while keeping the work of design very secondary.
This scene in the movie was such a brilliant piece of architectural fiction. It almost made me believe that such hospitals exist.
My moral from this story – A truly moving piece of design fiction is infinitesimally more valuable than a billion half-resolved design truths.
In the footsteps of Gary Hustwitt… this one should be interesting.