Children in 2077: Designing Children’s Technologies in the Age of Transhumanism (Forthcoming)


What for and how will we design children's technologies in the\textit{ transhumanism} age, and what stance will we take as designers? This paper aims to answer this question with 13 fictional abstracts from sixteen authors of different countries, institutions and disciplines. Transhumanist thinking envisions enhancing human body and mind by blending human biology with technological augmentations. Fundamentally, it seeks to improve the human species, yet the impacts of such movement are unknown and the implications on children’s lives and technologies were not explored deeply. In an age, where technologies can clearly be defined as transhumanist, such as under-skin chips or brain-machine interfaces, our aim is to reveal probable pitfalls and benefits of those technologies on children’s’ lives by using the power of design fiction.


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Role: Curator, Design Researcher, Main Author

Type: alt.CHI Paper

Conference: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [h5-index: 85] 

Date: 2020

Co-Authors: Oğuzhan Özcan, Gökçe Elif Baykal, Tilbe Göksun, Selçuk Acar, Güler Akduman, Mehmet Aydın Baytaş, Ceylan Beşevli, Joe Best, Aykut Coşkun, Hüseyin Uğur Genç, A. Baki Kocaballı, Samuli Laato, Cassia Motta, Konstantinos Papangelis, Marigo Raftopoulos, Richard Ramchurn, Juan Sadaba, Mattia Thibault, Annika Wolff, Mert Yıldız     


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