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N O R M A L S is a collection of works lying right at the intersection of design and fiction. Sometimes visual, sometimes literary, video-based, musical, prototypical and functional, each element here is a gateway to a single universe — an anticipated future. Desirable to some, distressing to others, the society at its core runs on dreams of ubiquitous 3D printing and some algorithmic superstitions. Take some time to visit. Come back once in a while. You’ll see imaginary artifacts and their imaginary users become hyperlinked by a story.

N O R M A L S est un ensemble de travaux situés à l’intersection du design et de la fiction. Parfois visuel, parfois littéraire, vidéographique, musical, prototypique et fonctionnel, chaque élément devient ici un portail vers un seul univers; un futur anticipé. Souhaitable pour certains, inquiétante pour d’autres, la société qu’il recèle est fondée sur des rêves d’impression 3D omniprésente et quelques superstitions algorithmiques. Prenez un moment pour visiter. Revenez de temps en temps. Vous verrez des artefacts imaginaires et leurs utilisateurs tout aussi imaginaires se retrouver hyperliés par une histoire.

 

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A P P E A R A N C E S

JAN2018 – [EXHIBITION] A P P A R E L – MELBOURNE, FL, US
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Florida Institute of Technology
Part of the Coded_Couture series of group shows.

DEC2017 – [WORKSHOP+TALK] LABCDMX – MEXICO CITY, MX
Future Fishing Training Program with the city council’s think tank.

JUN2017 – [EXHIBITION] A P P A R E L – TAICHUNG, TW
Exhibition at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.

JUN2017 – [WORKSHOP+TALK] iii – TAIPEI, TW
World-building and design fiction for professionals.

JUN2017 – [EXHIBITION] A P P A R E L – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, US
Part of the Coded_Couture series of group shows.

MAY2017 – [WORKSHOP+TALK] UQAM – MONTREAL, CA
World building and design fiction workshop.

APR2017 – [WORKSHOP+TALK] RESONATE 2017 – BELGRADE, SBA
Wearable data training program and a very very special talk (!!!)

MAR2017 – [WORKSHOP] UNIVERSITÉ DE BORDEAUX – BORDEAUX, FR
Design fiction workshop delving into critical augmented reality.

JAN2017 – [WORKSHOP] ÉSAC CAMBRAI – CAMBRAI, FR
World building and design fiction workshop.

JAN2017 – [EXHIBITION] A P P A R E L – MEDFORD, MA, US
Part of the Coded_Couture series of group shows.

NOV2016 – [TALK] ULRICH MUSEUM – WICHITA, KS, US
Talk on the theme of digital matter.

SEP2016 – [EXHIBITION] A P P A R E L – WICHITA, KS, US
Fall show for Coded_Couture.

AUG2016 – [WORKSHOP + TALK] A-B-Z-TXT – TORONTO, CA
School for 21st century typography. Workshop + talk on the theme
of digital matter and speculative typography.

AUG2016 – [RELEASE] L I T T L E B R O W S E R for FRAMED* – WORLD
Release of a limited edition app for the dedicated digital arts device.

MAY2016 – [EXHIBITION] A P P A R E L – TORONTO, CA
Selection and screening of “3PLUS3MAKE5” at the
Gladstone Hotel for the 19th annual Subtle Technologies event.

APR2016 – [EXHIBITION] N O R M A L T Y P E – LIVERPOOL, UK
Print piece exhibited with The Print Social for the “Visions of The
Future” event.

FEB2016 – [EXHIBITION] A P P A R E L – NEW YORK, US
1st time show at Pratt Manhattan during New York
Fashion Week – Coded_Couture

FEB2016 – [PUBLICATION] ALGORITHMES TYPOGRAPHIQUES – FR
Design of a generative typographic character for print.
Limited edition of 250 leporello-bound books – La Clé à Molette

MAR2015 – [WORKSHOP] LES ARÈNES – TOULOUSE, FR
One week of world-building and design fiction RPG!

FEB2015 – [TALK] ESAD – AMIENS, FR
Talk and demo of A P P A R E L

DEC2014 – [TALK] ESAD – ORLEANS,FR
Performed introduction to the Normal future

OCT2014 – [TALK] PROTO&CAUSE #5 – PARIS, FR
Presentation of the studio

JUL2014 – [EXHIBITION] w/ THE WRONG – ABRANTES, PT
Part of 180 Creative Camp

JUN2014 – [PUBLICATION] M.I.T. PRESS – CAMBRIDGE, MA
‘Garnments of Paradise: Wearable Discourse in the Digital Age’
by Susan Elizabeth Ryan

MAY2014 – [PUBLICATION] w/ HOLO 1 – PRINT/WORLD
Extra editorial printed RPG

MAY2014 – [PUBLICATION] HOLO 1 – PRINT/WORLD
Special editorial piece as guest artist

APR2014 – [TALK] co:de/*sign; ESAD – AMIENS, FR
Performed introduction to the Normal future

MAR2014 – [TALK] ÉTAPES @LA GAITÉ LYRIQUE – PARIS, FR
Presentation of N001+002 +003

MAR2014 – [PRESS] ÉTAPES #218 – PRINT/WORLD
Feature in the ‘anticipation and fiction’ issue

DEC2013 – [INTERVIEW] CAN – WEB
Extensive interview for the release of N001+002+003

NOV2013 – [EXHIBIT] THE WRONG – SÃO PAULO / WEB
Digital Biennale / Part of pl41nt3xt pavilion

JAN2013 – [TALK] PROCESSING BORDEAUX #10 – BORDEAUX, FR
Talk on coding custom visual tools

JAN2013 – [TALK] CAMPUS FONDERIE DE L’IMAGE – PARIS, FR
Utopias and design fictions

NOV2012 – [PUBLICATION] COMPUTER ARTS CONGRESS #3 – PARIS, FR
Publication of an essay in CAC3’s catalogue
EDITIONS EUROPIA

NOV2012 – [TALK] COMPUTER ARTS CONGRESS #3, LE 104 – PARIS, FR
Talk on Augmented Reality and the separation of form and function

OCT2012 – [TALK + WORKSHOP] PROCESSING PARIS #4 – PARIS, FR
Talk + programming workshop on ‘Semantic
Parametricism’

OTHER INTERWEBS COVERAGE
Fastcodesign – Creative Applications [2] [3] [4]Creators Project [2]Intel – USNewsVocativPliqueObserverDesignboomPSFK –  EcouterreProteinÉtapes [2]Awesome RoboNerdcoreVormplatform

 



S H O P

MAP OF THE NORMAL FUTURE

FUTURE FISHING TRAINING PROGRAM — Project page

C D R M X — A Fiction For Mexico City Pt.2

C D R M X — A Fiction For Mexico City Pt.1

F F T P — Video

D I G I T A L N E C R O P H O N Y — Collab

L I T T L E B R O W S E R for FRAMED*

HTML2RPG — Hyperlinked Map Editor for a Playable Internet

MAP OF THE NORMAL FUTURE — About

A P P A R E L V 1.0 — Project page

A P P A R E L V 1.0 — Application

A P P A R E L V 1.0 — Background and technicalities

A P P A R E L V 1.0 — Catwalk

A P P A R E L V 1.0 — Documentary

A P P A R E L V 1.0 — Normal, Like Source Code Chic

A P P A R E L V 1.0 — Soundtrack

CARDS OF THE NORMAL FUTURE

MANGEL — ANGEL DIET LIFESTYLE MOD

BIRTHMACHINE — CELESTIAL HYPERVENTILATION MOD

UTF-404 — PART II

UTF-404 — PART I

UTF-404 — THE MAKING

NORMAL, LIKE A FIRST DIP INTO THE STREAM

NORMAL, LIKE 2033’S BEST SUBSTITUTE REALITIES

N O R M A L S 0 0 1 + 0 0 2 + 0 0 3

N O R M A L 0 0 3

N O R M A L 0 0 2

N O R M A L 0 0 1

N O R M A L S : O U T (release theme)

N O R M A L S : O U T (release video)

RAPID LANGUAGE APPLICATION

NORMALTYPE v1.5.4 – POSTER

NORMALTYPE v1.0 – POSTER

N O R M A L T Y P E v1.5.4 – presentation

N O R M A L T Y P E v1.5.4 – application

A P P A R E L v0.9a

P O L Y R O T O R v1.1 – presentation

N O R M A L T Y P E v1.0 – presentation

Coming up, N O R M A L S issue number 1

Normal, like a glitch

Normal, like praying to augmented stuff

Normal, like you didn’t get bored by augmented reality

Normal, like augmented futility

Normal, like a study on rapid language #2

Normal, like a study on rapid language #1

Normal, like rapid language