A narrative prop that was encountered by participants during the experience.
A narrative prop that was encountered by participants during the experience.
Participants and hidden improvisational actors were welcomed to the 24hr localisation
assessment.
Participants and hidden improvisational actors were welcomed to the 24hr localisation assessment.
A welcome message recorded from the Citizen Rotation Officer; an improvisational actor.
A welcome message recorded from the Citizen Rotation Officer; an improvisational actor.
Map and schedule for the narrative-driven walk, introducing the primary social changes within a
fictional future-city.
Map and schedule for the narrative-driven walk, introducing the primary social changes within a fictional future-city.
Participants were asked to record their thoughts, feedback and observations.
Participants were asked to record their thoughts, feedback and observations.
Working digital props were encountered throughout the 24hr experience.
Working digital props were encountered throughout the 24hr experience.
Worksheets delivered narrative whilst directing the actions of participants and actors.
Worksheets delivered narrative whilst directing the actions of participants and actors.
An intrusive 1hr personality assessment exam, hosted by an improvisational actress.
An intrusive 1hr personality assessment exam, hosted by an improvisational actress.

A 24-hour immersive experience that places participants within a fictional future, based on extrapolations of existing trends and social behaviours. The consequences of design on the everyday experience of the city are discussed in-context, through a fictional government service prototype, combining mobile technology, audio guides, digital props, improvisation actors, rented accommodation, food and delivery services.

Through rigorous testing and experience-prototyping I developed a plausible future based on extreme extrapolation of existing trends and behaviours. Digital sharing services like Airbnb, TaskRabbit, Deliveroo, Uber etc are merged into a new technocratic government, whereby these behaviours become mandatory. The housing market is abolished and citizens begin to continuously rotate around the city, managed and monitored by networked sensors and a single complex government algorithm.

 

Cast and crew:
Alessandro Marchese, Alex Humes, Ben Belassai, Bethany Alston, Debbie Ding, Ed Rapley, Ekatrina Demina, Elizabeth McNally, Gareth Kearns, Ira Pappa, Jennifer Capitan, Kafayat Obanigba, Kaidi Kikas, Matthew Sturgeon, Rodrigo Lebrun, Sam Conran, Sam Weatherald, Sara Salsinha, Silvia Crastan, Talal Karkouti, Vanea Cera, Vladimir Ivanic.