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Design fiction: how to build a Voight Kampff machine

Sturdee, M, Coulton, P, Lindley, J, Stead, M, Ali, H & Hudson-Smith, A 2016, Design fiction: how to build a Voight Kampff machine. in CHI EA ’16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, pp. 375-386, CHI 2016, San Jose, United States, 7-12 May. DOI: 10.1145/2851581.2892574

GDC: The Inter-Species Game Design Challenge 2008  In 2008, at the Game Development Conference, Eric Zimmerman presented the game design challenge ‘The Inter-Species Game Design Challenge’. Each year, the challenge pits famous designers against each other on a themed challenge to spur creative response and reflect on new types of game play. The challenge sits on the design track of the conference and has become a staple attraction of the track. The challenge in 2008 saw Brenda Brathwaite (Wizardry), Steve Meretzky (Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy) and Alexey Pajitnov (Tetris) compete to design 3 potential games which promoted interspecies play. Alexey Pajitnov’s designed Dolphin Ride, Steve Meretzky’s designed TrayStation and Brenda…

Ned Dodington TEDxHouston 2013

Dodington outlines a practice which has formed from his study as a graduate student at Rice University which has developed into a design practice for “Biological Inclusive Design” which designs with other species rather than for them. This design community is largely architecture based and forms part of the Expanded Environments movement, it tries to collapse the Humanist divide between humans and animals. This work has developed into a book How to Design with the Animal: Lessons in Cross-Species Architeture and Design (2013)