Maja Kuzmanovic

Maja Kuzmanovic
FoAM

Master of Arts

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Introduction
I am a generalist and co-founder of FoAM, a transdisciplinary lab for speculative culture. I prototype possible futures as creative experiments, design multisensory experiences, facilitate participatory processes, write, speak and cook worldwide. My academic background is in design futures, interactive media and storytelling. With (peak) experiences and impermanence as my subjects of investigation, inhabiting uncertainty is at the core of my research and practice.

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Design and Futures is a major collection of essays, manifestos, interviews and peer-reviewed articles, edited by Stuart Candy (Carnegie Mellon University) and Cher Potter (Victoria and Albert Museum), documenting 'design futures' discourse and practice around the world. First published as back-to-back volumes in the open access Journal of Futures S...
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This article describes FoAM's transdisciplinary, participatory approach to experiential futures. We introduce several practices with a primary focus on “prehearsals” and “pre-enactments”, interactive, immersive situations where participants can experience futures in the present at human scale. We explore aptitudes and techniques that are inclusive...
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After Data Ecologies 2014, a group of participants and some others collected in a small villa near Attersee in order to try and summarise their thoughts on how to "Think out loud about Futures" into a single volume. This four-day booksprint cilminated in the present volume, which summarises who should be thinking about the future, why, as well as h...
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Every system can become smarter, efficient, and more valuable by factoring in presence information. Society's embrace of instant messaging has shown that a great deal of importance is placed on presence-enabled contact lists and instant connectivity. Even traditional resource management systems such as automated routing use availability and presenc...
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What is the public sphere in cyberspace? What should the public sphere in cyberspace be? What should we do with the public sphere in cyberspace? What can we do with the public sphere in cyberspace?
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Summary This paper focuses on the potential applications of hybrid reality in the cultural sphere, where media and technologies can be used for multisensory stimulation and interaction. We investigate the capacity of hybrid spaces to incite alternative states of consciousness, similar to what mystics, alchemists and shamans describe as a journey to...
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Introduction: The desert of the real The process of globalization is causing a rapid decrease of diversity in the social, biological and cultural habitats, due to the dominant economic powers, such as proprietary communication technologies and transnational 'life industries'. Physical public spaces, as arenas for a wide range of interaction and soc...
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This paper discusses the need for a shift of focus from multimedia to 'intermedia' and has two primary threads: -In Multiplex Translations we suggest that current computer based systems which separate different media, and reinforce the traditional approach of separating authoring from representation do not meet the needs of developers. We look at t...

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