about.

Speculative Now is a platform for design sociology and speculative thinking and doing in general and speculative design in particular.

Speculative Design is a way to question current values. It gives designers tools to explore alternative realities. For us, it is closely related to the field of design sociology: the study of the role of design in our society.

Speculative Design is a way to not only cherish Fredric Jameson’s Baroque Sunbursts but also to take them as starting points for design.

On this platform, we report on design, media and technology with a direct or indirect link to speculation.

Want to contribute? Drop editor-in-chief Theo Ploeg a line. Just want to be part of our community? Join our Discord server by sending a request to Theo Ploeg.

Speculative Now is powered by Studio Hyperspace, a media and design sociology studio that explores the accelerating world thru speculative design.