Team: Oriana Love (Concept), Dee Kim (Illustrations), Russ Burtner, Ian Roberts, Lyndsey Franklin
The Desktop computer is dead. Monitors sit on desks, unplugged – hosting layers of Post-It notes or gathering dust as a retro emergency low-light mirror. Visualization is colourful, big, tangible, nosy, interactive, compelling and everywhere. It supports all sorts of creative activity and is key to problem solving in education, science, government and industry.
What is your ‘imagined future’ for visualization?
We will be exploring possible visualization futures with short but rich scenarios in which designers, practitioners and researchers creatively explore opportunities for `beyond-the-desktop’ visualization. We will be discussing these and using them, and other means of engaging with the future, to develop the community’s perspective on the VIS of tomorrow and beyond.
Speech: Use it or loose it
Several spoken languages have already been lost in favor of our gesture-based communication, Bubblish. Don’t lose your language or ability to socialize outside of your aura. Engage in conversation with another human being for at least 30 minutes a day. Need a speaking partner? Register at: dontloseyourlanguage.com
Today’s aura fog levels have exceeded acceptable levels causing visibility issues for pedestrians and vehicles. Citizens with sensitivities to projected light are also advised to stay inside. To avoid aura fog, turn off your aura while walking. Advise others to do the same.
Several unsuspecting citizens have been very unexpectedly slapped due to aura paging. People in transit have been highly engaged with their auras, some aggressively paging. Mistakenly, this detachment from the task of walking, has resulted in many individuals being accidently slapped, punched or unpleasantly touched. Law enforcement has taken note of this emerging phenomenon and encourages policy updates to prevent walking with one’s aura on.
Avoid Awkward Moments
When you are looking to connect with someone in the workplace or socially, it is awkward when your aura finds no overlapping topics of interest. Avoid these awkward moments. Populate your profile with “general information” that can easily be reference including topics such as sports, weather, vacation destinations, and common hobbies.
Flashing Puts your Future at Risk
Teenagers, tweens and pre-tweens have been aura flashing strangers and posting the alarmed stranger reactions to prank blogs. Auras contain all your personal information—including highly private, personal medical information. Flashing this information to a complete stranger—even for one second—can put your entire future at risk. Why? Bots can be written to quickly capture all the data including your financial accounts, medical records, aura conversations, and all other highly sensitive information.