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


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on Mon 02 Jul 2012 — 10:08:00

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ISSUE 1, has become N O R M A L S 0 0 1 + 0 0 2 + 0 0 3 and is now OUT!!! Go check buy.normalfutu.re for a dancey and musical celebration of the release!

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Something’s outdated in how the future is depicted today. Yes, the future looks old. N O R M A L S gazes with fascination at the networked me-fest, its servers full of cute cat videos and wishes to celebrate this cultural legacy in a work of fiction.

Since February, N O R M A L S is a creative and independent initiative of design, programming and writing. We aim at giving shape to a pending post-industrial future of printed goods, entertainment and liking. Starting fresh, our design tools are custom-coded, research is thick, and future scenarios come in relatable stories.

Coming as a publication, our work will consist of short-stories, a design research journal and more importantly, the first three episodes of a graphic-novel taking you on a tour in our anticipated future.

This constitutes a cross-media and coherent body of work we’ve entitled
‘N O R M A L S’


Il y a quelque chose de désuet dans la façon dont le futur est représenté aujourd’hui. Oui, le futur a pris un coup de vieux. N O R M A L S contemple avec fascination la cyber-foire aux égos, ses serveurs remplis de vidéos de chats mignons, et rend hommage à cet héritage culturel par la fiction.

Depuis février, N O R M A L S est une initiative créative indépendante conjugant design, programmation et écriture. Notre objectif est de donner forme à un futur post-industriel de produits imprimés, de divertissement et de ‘like’. Partis de rien, nos outils de design sont programmés sur mesure, notre recherche est profonde et nos scénarios d’anticipation sont racontés dans des histoires.

Notre travail prendra la forme d’une publication réunissant un recueil de nouvelles, un journal de recherches en design, mais surtout les trois premiers épisodes d’une bande-dessinée vous proposant de faire un tour dans ce futur anticipé.

Ceci constitue une oeuvre interdisciplinaire et cohérente que nous avons intitulée ‘N O R M A L S’.

 

S H O P

S H O P

NEWS OF THE NORMAL FUTURE

MAP OF THE NORMAL FUTURE

MAP OF THE NORMAL FUTURE

FUTURE FISHING TRAINING PROGRAM — Project page

FUTURE FISHING TRAINING PROGRAM — Project page

I A S S — Rule of Nature Pt.3

I A S S — Rule of Nature Pt.3

I A S S — Rule of Nature Pt.2

I A S S — Rule of Nature Pt.2

I A S S — Rule of Nature Pt.1

I A S S — Rule of Nature Pt.1

CCCC.City Collaborative Future City — The Event

CCCC.City Collaborative Future City — The Event

CCCC.City Collaborative Future City — The Kit

CCCC.City Collaborative Future City — The Kit

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

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

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

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

F F T P — Video

F F T P — Video

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

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*

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

HTML2RPG — Hyperlinked Map Editor for a Playable Internet

HTML2RPG — Hyperlinked Map Editor for a Playable Internet

MAP OF THE NORMAL FUTURE — About

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 — Project page

A P P A R E L  V 1.0 — Application

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 — Background and technicalities

A P P A R E L  V 1.0 — Catwalk

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 — 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 — Normal, Like Source Code Chic

A P P A R E L  V 1.0 — Soundtrack

A P P A R E L V 1.0 — Soundtrack

CARDS OF THE NORMAL FUTURE

CARDS OF THE NORMAL FUTURE

MANGEL — ANGEL DIET LIFESTYLE MOD

MANGEL — ANGEL DIET LIFESTYLE MOD

BIRTHMACHINE — CELESTIAL HYPERVENTILATION MOD

BIRTHMACHINE — CELESTIAL HYPERVENTILATION MOD

UTF-404 — PART II

UTF-404 — PART II

UTF-404 — PART I

UTF-404 — PART I

UTF-404 — THE MAKING

UTF-404 — THE MAKING

NORMAL, LIKE A FIRST DIP INTO THE STREAM

NORMAL, LIKE A FIRST DIP INTO THE STREAM

NORMAL, LIKE 2033'S BEST SUBSTITUTE REALITIES

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 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 3

N O R M A L 0 0 2

N O R M A L 0 0 2

N O R M A L 0 0 1

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 theme)

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

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

RAPID LANGUAGE APPLICATION

RAPID LANGUAGE APPLICATION

NORMALTYPE v1.5.4 – POSTER

NORMALTYPE v1.5.4 – POSTER

NORMALTYPE v1.0 – 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 - presentation

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

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

A P P A R E L v0.9a

A P P A R E L v0.9a

P O L Y R O T O R v1.1 - presentation

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

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

Normal, like a glitch

Normal, like a glitch

Normal, like praying to augmented stuff

Normal, like praying to augmented stuff

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

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

Normal, like augmented futility

Normal, like augmented futility

Normal, like a study on rapid language #2

Normal, like a study on rapid language #2

Normal, like a study on rapid language #1

Normal, like a study on rapid language #1

Normal, like rapid language

Normal, like rapid language