Theme: Speculating on 2028
This publication is a speculation on the future. At the end of the 20th century there were many future speculations in pop culture, Back to the Future and Blade Runner to name two. What would a future vision look like today? I asked myself in 2018, and created a dystopian publication of life at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie 10 years later, in 2028. I envisioned a digital material covering all infrastructure. This material surface allowed us to visually tune our entire environment to the images in our head. But only if you have the right software, if you don’t you are left outside of a main aspect of social and aesthetic life and only see the industrial digital material everywhere since you are unable to connect to it. The design aims to be massively digitally hostile and interruptive while depicting the everyday life in a human pace.