The Extrapolation Factory

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Start Date: 
24 May 2014

The Extrapolation Factory is an imagination-based studio for developing future scenarios, embodied as artifacts in familiar, present-day contexts.  This one-day hands-on workshop explores methods for collaboratively envisioning possible futures with diverse participants - experts and non-experts - and doing so in highly accessible ways.  Envision and create a design-fiction scenario and the tangible commercial products to represent future and fictional concepts. 

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Elliott P. Montgomery uses designed artifacts and experiences to raise questions about impact responsibility. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London (Design Interactions - 2011) and at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. (Industrial Design - 2003). He has worked with start-ups, non-profits, design consultancies and government agencies. 

Chris Woebken uses futuring practices to create props, narratives and visualizations investigating the impacts as well as the aesthetic and social potentials of technologies. He runs workshops and often collaborates with scientists, organizations, artists and engineers to invent and build prototypes of future services and products.  He has worked with Natalie Jeremijenko, exhibited at New York City's Museum of Modern Art and has been a frequent guest critic and lecturer at Columbia University, the Rhode Island School of Design, Artcenter Pasadena and New York City's School of Visual Arts.

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People: Chris Woebken, Elliott P. Montgomery
Research: Education
Tags: design-fiction, Extrapolation Factory, futuring