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.