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.