radical collectives

Visual Communication

All Sorts of Things… a design fiction investigating talking objects, (dis)obedient and dreaming of intelligent machines

Post-humanist design enables a world in which humans and non-humans (things) take center stage. It criticizes the exploitation of non-human species and materials. But what role do digital technologies play in this interaction? How will we communicate with our digital and intelligent things in the future? This design fiction show imagines future things and our options for action. We present different scenarios with intelligent objects that provide a glimpse into everyday situations in our near-future life: spiritualtechnologies provide mind changing personal experiences with immersive jewelry, AI psychotherapy sessions invite to talk to intelligent machines with pushback, narrative space archives for media activists tell stories of freedom and resistance and sensorium kits offer a mutual understanding with plants for a more symbiotic relationship and cohabitation.


Barbara von Rechbach & Marianne Lechner


Leoni Demand (DE), Laia Bonias Garriogos (ES), Sophie Morelli (IT), Marianne Lechner (AT), Bashir Bastan (IR), Masoud Simaei (IR), Nadja Reifer (CH), Tina Frank (AT)