WEB: FICTIONAL JOURNAL
Fictional Journal is a platform and online publication investigating design’s involvement within society.
The first three issues have been themed around JOY, PROPAGANDA & UNCANNY.
Here’s some information about Issue 3: UNCANNY:
The will to automate material, be it from clay, expired flesh, marble or rubber, has long permeated the social imaginary of humans. Stories of desire and power – from Pygmalion’s awakening kiss upon the marble form of his ideal woman 1, to Sophia the Robot modelled on Audrey Hepburn, create a lineage of icarus-like tendencies to form autonomous intelligence from seemingly inanimate materials.