Organisers

Tom Feltwell is a senior research assistant and PhD student at Northumbria University, UK. His research focuses on the marginalisation and stigmatisation of people through digital technology, and aims to use technology design to counter, critique and expose these issues.

Shaun Lawson is Head of Computer and Information Sciences and Professor of Social Computing at Northumbria University, UK.

Ben Kirman is a postdisciplinary critical and speculative designer embedded within the University of York, UK, “pioneering” design fictioner, and co-chair of the first Fictional Conference on Design Fiction’s Futures.

Debbie Maxwell is a lecturer in Interactive Media within the Department for Theatre Film and TV at the University of York, UK.

Conor Linehan is a lecturer in Applied Psychology at University College Cork, Ireland.

Enrique Encinas is an interaction design fictioner and PhD researcher at Northumbria University, UK. He sometimes acts as Kurt Vonnegut’s cyranoid.

Tom Jenkins is a PhD candidate in Digital Media at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. His work focuses on the use of research through design to produce technologies that support commoning, particularly in cohousing communities.

Stacey Kuznetsov is an Assistant Professor at the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering (AME), USA. She is interested in how technology can be used to construct shared myths that serve as alternatives to capitalism.

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