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08 September 2006

'Future spy' call for ideas

For the past six months I've been managing the development of SPYMAKER: The Science of Spying, an interactive exhibition for 8-12 year olds and their families. It opens at the Science Museum next February and then tours for up to five years.

We've just released an open call (pdf) inviting ideas for surveillance and counter-surveillance products of the near future.

We're looking for ideas that are provocative, plausible (could happen), credible (can be explained) and easily communicable to 8-12 year olds in a museum context. The ideas should be submitted as sketches rather than detailed designs because selected concepts will be developed by leading designers for exhibition. Auger-Loizeau, Dunne & Raby, El Ultimo Grito, Noam Toran, Onkar Singh Kular, and Troika have all agreed to take part.

Download Future Spy call for ideas (pdf) from The Science of...

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Comments

What an exciting-sounding project. Will it travel overseas?

Posted by: Dom at 9 Sep 2006 02:11:45

It will definitely travel to the US and Europe, I'm not sure if it will make it as far as Australia.

Posted by: Foe at 9 Sep 2006 09:38:48

Wicked. This goes to the top of my "I really don't have time for this, but what the hey" list. We like.

Posted by: andrew at 9 Sep 2006 10:15:14

Its always been my dream to be a spy kid :P

Posted by: Random Person at 2 Oct 2006 21:09:23

Sounds interesting, and this also makes me think you might be interesting in going to the www.just-b.com/btween event in Bradford this June.

Posted by: Alice Hardman at 18 May 2007 12:57:53