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Next Thing You Know

We produced an anthology of Internet of Things Fiction. Overnight.

Dubbed “Speculative Frictions in the Plausible Near-now”, for Thingscon 2016 I was asked to design a writing workshop with the goal of creating a publication in newspaper form to be distributed at the conference on its second day.

A custom Thingclash session was run with Susan Cox-Smith of Changeist, to which an extra module was added with a brief introduction to narrative strategies.

Participants created their story scenarios in the Thingclash session, and worked these out in a writing session. All editing was done the same night before the print deadline. Illustrations were prepared and provided on the day by Rachel Sender.

Next Thing You Know report on Phase Change
Thingclash Materials