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Overnight, algorithms API-shazam content for those boxes to print. Printed stuff piles up every night in those boxes, including cheap copies of a location-specific, regionally tuned catalog selling stuff for your normal, ordinary everyday life.
This is TBD Catalog. It's an awkward attempt by an awkward business to attract more eyeballs and sell more stuff in a near future where the screen world has become so saturated and overrun that other mediums, like paper and street vending boxes, have become a natural spillover.
It's a printed catalog you ritually pick up every morning to browse on your mostly boring, everyday ordinary driverless commute. You may even look forward to it, the way you look forward today to the free daily commuter news, or the Skymall catalog, or an entertaining bit of junk mail.
Its design fiction content is a bit new and weird. It portrays a different kind of future than you might have been used to. This is not your near future of superlative Silicon Valley exuberance where you happily 3D-print a perfect set of lease-licensed Opinel steak knives or blissfully commute to work in your fascistically sleek Google-powered, chem-battery fueled autonomous vehicles.
Nor is this the abysmal near future where you huddle in the smoldering foxholes of apocalyptic ruin. TBD Catalog runs through the middle.
It is neither extreme. It is a design fiction about a normal, ordinary everyday near future.
TBD Catalog is a design fiction because it makes implications without making predictions. TBD Catalog is a design fiction because it sparks conversations about the near future.
It serves to design-develop prototypes and shape embryonic concepts in order to discard them, make them better, reconsider what we may take for granted. TBD Catalog shows us a world full of the end results of the work by a few Silicon Valley fellers who have ideas about fantastic new cloud-connected, wrist-controlled, multi-stack, API-rich, on-demand whatevers.
TBD Catalog implies these worlds in their most normal, ordinary everyday form. Better than a CAD render or exuberant Kickstarter video, TBD Catalog tells the stories about these worlds complete with self-driving nanny cars, Panda Jerky, compute-intensive garden hoses, Internet-connected bathroom doors, selfie-refrigerators, soy-based hair combs, revolutionary underwear elastic band, Tweeting cat doors, on-demand, lovingly computed artisanal t-shirts, belt buckles designed on your phone and hand-crafted computer-milled wood saws.
TBD Catalog tells the likely stories that no VC, no engineer, no modern pundit nor critic seems to be able to tell with any clarity about an Internet of Things, where everything is connected to everything — whatever that means.
TBD Catalog tells stories about normal, ordinary everyday life in a near future world in which households have as many 3D printers as toothbrushes, each of which requires a permit for disposal of its excess material, waste, misprints and government mandated child locks to prevent printing choking hazards.
TBD Catalog tells a story about a near future world in which crowd-contributed content has created the Number One ranked film franchise and nobody questions that everyone is a potential revenue-rich producer.
TBD Catalog is today's exuberance about a fantastic near future translated into its inevitably fraught, low-battery, poor reception, broken firmware, normal, ordinary, everyday sensibilities.
It is neither boom, nor bust. It is just the near future now. It is the near future we'll wind up with for our sins. There were 19 of us. We were a disparate group of designers, curators, science fact and science fiction writers, students of science and technology studies, prototypers, cultural theorists, engineers, artists and makers.
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