Seeing the Road Ahead
Experimenting with creative methods to explore future visions of automated mobilities in Australia.
“Vision is central to the field of autonomous vehicle (AV) research. While much of the research into AVs has focused on the technical aspects of vision, such as object recognition and sensor development, this project turns instead to its social, cultural, and political dimensions.”
Dr Thao Phan
Our goal is to counter corporate and industry visions of self-driving cars by using creative methods to explore alternate visions. These visions are drawn from Australian popular culture as well as through interactive, creative workshops with everyday Australian people. We hope that these methods help us to develop a uniquely national case study, and to demonstrate the value of using creative methods for understanding speculative and emerging technologies.
Thao Phan, Monash University
Sarah Pink, Monash University
Emma Quillty, Monash University
Jeni Lee, Monash University
Contact: Sarah Pink