Elliott P. Montgomery & Chris Woebken, co-founders of The Extrapolation Factory, will be talking about the studio's approach to democratizing speculative design. The Extrapolation Factory develops experimental methods for collaboratively prototyping, experiencing and impacting future scenarios. Central to these methods is the creation of hypothetical future props and their deployment in familiar contexts such as 99¢ stores, science museums, vending machines and city sidewalks. With this work, the studio is exploring the value of democratized futures studies by rapidly imagining, prototyping, deploying and evaluating visions of possible futures on an extended time scale.
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