The Inclusion Zone: Grounded Speculations in Chernobyl

  title={The Inclusion Zone: Grounded Speculations in Chernobyl},
  author={Nancy Smith and Danial Qaurooni},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference},
  • N. Smith, Danial Qaurooni
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986 inspired this pictorial, which weaves together a number of technologies to tell a story about life in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in the aftermath of the nuclear meltdown. The artifacts included here run the gamut from functional to speculative and focus on how humans, plants, and animals can cope with the challenges of living in a disturbed landscape. They are designed to inspire conversation about the larger world to which they belong. Grounding… Expand
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