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FutureSelf: Reflections on a Personal Future Simulation System

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Tikka, Heidi
dc.contributor.advisor Diaz, Lily
dc.contributor.author Koponen, Jarno
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-29T08:45:08Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-29T08:45:08Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/12936
dc.description.abstract An unprecedented amount of personal information is stored in the networked virtual environments. These digitized life patterns, consisting of the records of past and present, could be utilized by an intelligent future simulation system to produce unique personal future forecasts. Through such a system the images of future would become more concrete, more accessible, more informative and even entertaining. Consequently, such a system would potentially change the whole conception of the future and its dimensions. This study focuses on the interplay of physical and non-physical existence as it explores how the conceptions of virtuality, identity and time are combined in the practices of digital networked environments. Based on this analysis, I present the concept of FutureSelf, a personal future simulation service, that generates valid, informative and accessible personal future forecasts in the form of entertaining digital simulations. As a whole, the work is an artistically and theoretically orientated qualitative study combining methods and techniques of qualitative research and concept design. The insights and ideas deriving from diverse scientific discourses (media research, philosophy, design tradition, futures studies) are brought together to illuminate the emerging new possibilities and qualities of digital environments. The presented reflections are relevant for further analysis and development of the digital experiences and future simulations. en
dc.format.extent 100
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject.other New media en
dc.title FutureSelf: Reflections on a Personal Future Simulation System en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Media Lab en
dc.contributor.department Medialaboratorio fi
dc.subject.keyword Future simulation en
dc.subject.keyword Experience Design en
dc.subject.keyword interactive narrative en
dc.subject.keyword virtual future en
dc.subject.keyword future forecast en
dc.subject.keyword identity play en
dc.subject.keyword philosophy of virtuality en
dc.subject.keyword service design en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201404231721
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Botero, Andrea
dc.programme Uuden median maisteriohjelma fi

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