Diagetic Prototypes: To ware or Vapourware passing through Solutionism and Paleo-Future

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The object of this paper is to discuss the concept(s) of Design Fiction(s), and to elaborate a critical re-definition of the termsfrom Literary Theory and Narratology’s stand-points. By so doing, it aims to propose a clarification of the types of objects frameable by Design Fiction (DF), and shorten the gap between the latter and Interactive Fiction (IF), IoT (Internet of Things) fictions and AR (Augmented Reality) whenever these practices are being used to tell stories. Smart-houses will be used as an example of successful DF narratives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSCIFI-IT'2017 - The 2017 international science fiction prototyping conference:
Subtitle of host publicationDesigning your future with science fiction
Place of PublicationBelgica
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-9077381-97-7
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Digital Humanities
  • Design Fiction
  • Interactive Fiction
  • Internet of Things
  • Literary Theory
  • Narratology
  • Humancomputer interaction
  • Smart Houses


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