The exploration started with a study and an online workshop during the ‘Month of the Public Innovation’, in November 2020. The ambition for this first step was to scout the imaginaries related to public algorithms. This phase allowed us to identify and understand the social representations and preconceptions inhabiting the people building public algorithms or deciding of their implementation.
By building on a hundred contributions, the study and the workshop have inspired and grounded the speculative futures presented here.
… TO EXPLORE FUTURES
To imagine and tell these possible futures, our process used a design fiction approach. Design fiction is about imagining fictional products, spaces and services allowing us to see and experience possible futures, in an engaging and critical way.
Each design fiction scenario is told through one or several provotypes (provocative prototypes).
These different speculative artefacts underlines tensions, unthought implications and intertwined stakes linked to the ethics of public algorithms.