An Archive of Impossible Objects: Globes, 2019
In Search of an Impossible Object, 2018
Many Worlds Working Group (MWWG), 2017 -
Meinong's Jungle (Theory of Objects), 2015
Not Here, Not Now (Video), 2015
UMK: Lives and Landscapes, 2014
Not Here, Not Now, 2014
The School of Constructed Realities, 2014
Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming, 2013
United Micro Kingdoms, 2012/13
What if... Beijing International Design Triennial, 2011
St Etienne Design Biennale, 2010
Between Reality and the Impossible, 2010
Wellcome Windows, 2010
EPSRC IMPACT! Exhibition, 2010
Designs for an Overpopulated Planet: Foragers, 2009
What If..., 2009
After Life Euthanasia Device, 2009
Work in progress, 2009
Do you want to replace the existing normal? 2007/08
Technological Dreams Series: No.1, Robots, 2007
Spymaker, 2006/07
Evidence Dolls, 2005
Designs for Fragile Personalities in Anxious Times, 2004/05
Is This Your Future? 2004
BioLand, 2002/03
Placebo Project, 2001
Park Interactives, 2000
MSET, 2000/01
Project #26765: Flirt, 1998-00
Weeds, Aliens and Other Stories, 1994-98
Hertzian Tales, 1994-97
In Search of an Impossible Object, 2018
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Working with research assistant Philipp Schmitt, we fed a generative adversarial network (GAN) a series of images of impossible objects in the hope that it would propose new ones. Slowly, what looked to us like hesitant sketches began to emerge, before collapsing into a dense, impenetrable series of marks. We collated the GAN’s efforts into a sketch book. Each page shows a selection of attempts to generate new impossible objects. None succeed. But collectively, they suggest something lying just beyond what can be represented graphically. It’s as if a machine, for a moment, attempted to show to humans in a visual language we understand, what is permanently unknowable to us.

A project by Dunne & Raby and Philipp Schmitt for the Designed Realities Studio

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