|MADE UP: THE PROJECT
Friday, September 17, 2010
“For alternative realities, I see many options in work that I have doing recently: from parallel worlds models to 'wunder-romans' (archival/media novels), to the misremembering of the future, and 'the dismantling of the American psyche'...” —Norman Klein
Sascha Pohflepp, London-based designer and artist, was a MADE UP researcher-in-residence. As part of the MADE UP theme, he produced the project SUPERCALIFORNIA! which turns the phantom futures of Southern California into compelling design fiction.
Julian Bleecker, a designer and technologist, is a researcher at the Design Strategic Projects studio at Nokia Design, and the co-founder of the Near Future Laboratory, a “design-to-think” studio.
Norman Klein is a cultural historian, critic, and novelist. He is the author, with Margo Bistis, of the multi-media project, The Imaginary Twentieth Century, a historical science-fiction novel built upon a database of 2,000 images. The project has spawned a website and multiple installations worldwide, including an exhibition, in 2012, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He is also author of the interactive novel/DVD-ROM called Bleeding Through: Layers of Los Angeles, 1920-1986. Norman's other books include The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects, The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memor and Freud in Coney Island And Other Tales. His forthcoming book is called The Dismantling of the American Psyche: MediaBuzz, Political Branding, and Collective Amnesia: 1968-Present