The first part of Reassemble Lab took place (online) from Tuesday 14 June to 27 July. Under the title Weaving With Worlds, we collectively investigated the possibilities and potential of worldbuilding to give imagination to much needed transformations. Weaving With Worlds invited audiovisual worldbuilders (both in image and sound), speculative designers, fictional writers, ecologists, technologists, scholars and activists to experiment, share knowledge and work together on possible new works.
We did this through different ways of shaping worlds; from crafting stories through worldbuilding eco-fiction, discussing the many methods of worldbuilding, learning from the practice of various worldbuilders (active in art, performance and design), applying non-human ways of story development with machine learning and finally exploring some of the scanning and simulation technologies which are used to construct characters and environments. There are many prototypes still being developed by collaborators.
We have invited various writers, researchers and artists to make a contribution to the written documentation of Weaving With Worlds. During the upcoming weeks we will share readings and interviews on the lab and worldbuilding.
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