Tunneling Through Alternative Facts:The Qwand Problem Space Machine

Ferrario, Maria Angela Felicita Cristina and Forshaw, Stephen (2017) Tunneling Through Alternative Facts:The Qwand Problem Space Machine. In: DIS Companion Proceedings of the 2017 Designing interactive systems DIS2017. ACM, GBR, pp. 116-120. ISBN 9781450349918

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The Post-Truth Age is characterized by an information multiverse where truths are multiple and simultaneously manifest. Post-truth appeals to emotions and personal beliefs, and is often based on alternative facts. Truth, instead, sits at the center of scientific endeavor, which is based on observable and measurable evidence. Design is less concerned with truth than science and it is at ease with deception, misdirection and magic as it is with facts. In other words, design tunnels through science and belief. This paper reports on the design of the Qwand, a Quantum Wand, that invokes the parallel exploration of all the possible truths of a given problem space.

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