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2023 - Care Futures Zine ︎

Lee, Y., Liu, Y., Gil Salas, P., Surana, A., Sheahan, J.

DCODE Prototeam “Synthetica”
We are facing a future that is more exciting and unpredictable than ever before. A world wherepowerful technologies, once only found in sciencefiction, are now becoming a reality. What doyou think about this reality? Are you excited,confused, or anxious? In this zine, you will find eight short stories,each depicting a scenario of aging and care and the role technology plays in them. Four of thesestories are written by our team of designers, theother four are generated using ChatGPT, with the same prompts. These stories are provocations ofinteractions with technology that provides care. We read these stories to older adults who have lived experience with care technologies and had meaningful conversation and reflection together. 

I acknowledge the peoples on whose lands I conduct my work, and respectfully acknowledge  Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.

©2023 Jacob Sheahan