1. Winning second place, this short film was entered into recent competition Future of Money Design Award for 2012 London Digital Money Forum, on the 28th / 29th March, organised by Consult Hyperion. http://futuremoneyaward.com/

    A cautionary tale exploring the intersection between emotional impact of spending money and evidence of that emotional impact. How could you enforce an emotional connection with financial transactions that would act as a new credit scoring system? What evidence would there be to suggest emotional effort and perhaps indicate the impact of the desire to spend? What if evidence was in the form of bodily fluids?

    Obtaining some of these certain bodily fluids require more effort than others and potentially have varying market values. Tears are hard to generate and require time and high emotional impact. Sweat requires physical effort and nervous energy, Blood can be generated under some painful circumstances ( a pin prick, blood donation or menstrual bleed) With that in mind, the format of a cautionary tale suggests how and why this new system could exist.

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  2. A 6 minute presentation discussing the development of my practice as a speculative designer.

    Beginning with a snapshot outside Jessica Palm Reader’s house in Georgetown, Washington DC, a quote from Tony Dunne’s introduction to this years Design Interactions graduates, a 20 second explanation of the job of a futurist and an exemplary use of Back to the Futures diagram to explain alternative futures.

    I discussed various projects relating to ways design is used to speculate about alternative futures by employing techniques including what-if scenarios, thought experiments and retrofuture narratives.

    Examples projects included Tackling Obesities for Foresight UK thinktank, the Citizen Evolution exhibition at the MAKVienna and ending with a sneak preview to the FOSKBoutique personal futures concept store and related tools The Delphi Party and The Microtend Diary.

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  3. A 1 minute short created during my MA Design Interactions course at the RCA. This film explores how a mottephobic* lepidopterist might use a placebo to deal with his obsession of moths and butterflies and his irrational fear of dusty moths.
    *To have an irrational fear of moths

    Find more at http://www.jessicacharlesworth.com

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  4. The Delphi Party Futures Workshop
    The FATE Institute. Client: Jeremy Morris

    This futurology technique draws on the area of corporate forecasting where a roomful of experts are brought together in a workshop format to determine the future likelihood of a certain technology being adopted and with what applications.

    In place of industry experts, friends and family members of Jeremy Morris are drawn together under the guidance of an experienced facilitator from the to discuss the likelihood of certain future events.

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