Design Futures: Work, Play & XR is about collaboratively redefining the future of work focusing on creativity, cognition and decolonization. We leverage extended reality (XR) technologies as both a tool and a creative medium ideal for storytelling, systems design and activism. Through speculation we define productive labor, play and social responsibility in a post-capitalist world and craft tools, experiences, and provocations that support alternative values based systems. As automation, AI and XR technologies proliferate, we're actively asking ourselves what, if any, forms of human knowledge and skills should be nurtured, and how this will affect the different systems - social, natural, economic, technological - that we’re part of.
As the workforce continues to increase, and the relationship between work and life continues to radically change, how might we use AI to upend the work-to-live paradigm, create a sustainable workforce, and free humans to live according to their personal goals?
created by Joshua Brown & Rohan Tandon