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New technologies inhabiting our homes and daily lives are becoming more complex. How can we better envision and understand the technological changes transforming our domesticity? — We are determined to dissect this complexity and distill it into simple and unique forms.

Conceived as part of the futur/io Moonshots for Europe programme, Moonshot Café showcased ambitious prototypes entangled in thought-provoking fictional narratives set to stimulate positive futures.

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Cached engages with the repercussions of our individual online presence. Our online personality is cached, used to create a digital model of each of us to learn as much as possible. The Cached experience gives you a glimpse at how algorithms have learned to view us and the assumptions they make.

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Somestic Media defines a trio of connected objects, retrofitting complex social media interactions within the domestic appliances from the last century. An alarm clock, a radio, and a TV, distill and encompass our mundane digisocial dilemmas, from stalking, to swipe-right and FOMO.

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From using limited materials to design responses for specific scenarios, to prototyping future device based on a funky brief, a two-part workshop held at the Goldsmiths Design Summer School introduced the visiting students from Miriam College in the Philippines to critical approaches towards design and prototyping.

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