PROTOTYPE - Creating a tangible future
Prototypes communicate futures. By analysing earlier and current prototypes, the following questions are to be addressed: How does this communication take place? And what role do science fiction media play in this?
Joint project: Prototype - creating the future materially. Prototypes as communication tools of new developments. Sub-project DMN: Prototypes and science fiction as communication tools of new developments-
- Museological research
- Interrelations between science, technology and society
Prototypes not only convey technological innovations, but also societal and cultural visions of the future. Through the analysis of past and present prototyping methods, the project will address the following questions: What do prototypes reveal about the future of technology? How is digitisation changing the process of prototyping? What unique opportunities can prototyping provide regarding the communication, evaluation and participation of technology?