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Children in 2077: Designing Children's Technologies in the Age of Transhumanism

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Authors: Buruk Oğuz, Özcan Oğuzhan, Baykal Gökçe Elif, Göksun Tilbe, Acar Selçuk, Akduman Güler, Baytaş Mehmet, Besveli Ceylan, Best Joe, Coskun Aykut, Genc Huseyin, Laato Samuli, Kocaballi A. Baki, Mota Cassia, Papangelis Konstantinos, Raftopoulos Marigo, Ramchurn Richard, Sadaba Juan, Thibault Mattia, Wolff Annika, Yidiz Mert
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: ACM SIGCHI annual conference on human factors in computing systems
Title of parent publication: CHI EA '20: Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Start page: 1
End page: 14
Number of pages: 14
eISBN: 978-1-4503-6819-3
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


What for and how will we design children's technologies in the transhumanism age, and what stance will we take as designers? This paper aims to answer this question with 13 fictional abstracts from sixteen authors of different countries , institutions and disciplines. Transhumanist thinking envisions enhancing human body and mind by blending human biology with technological augmentations. Fundamentally , it seeks to improve the human species, yet the impacts of such movement are unknown and the implications on children's lives and technologies were not explored deeply. In an age, where technologies which can clearly be defined as transhumanist, such as under-skin chips or brain-machine interfaces, our aim is to reveal probable pitfalls and benefits of those technologies on children's' lives by using the power of design fiction.

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