Everything is Someone

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by Joshua Noble and Simone Rebaudengo

"For most of recorded history people have thought of people as the only ones that were someone. Well, they used to talk to Rocks, Rivers, and Trees, but they long forgot to do that ever since. This is a book about thinking about how the world is to all the someone’s that aren’t like you and I."

Everything is Someone is a book about objects, technology, humans, and everything in-between. It is composed of seven “future fables” for children and adults, which move from the present into a future in which “being” and “thinking” are activities not only for humans. Absorbing and thought-provoking, this collection explores the point where technology and philosophy meet, seen through the eyes of kids, vacuum cleaners, factories and mountains.

From a man that wants to become a table, to the first vacuum cleaner that bought another vacuum cleaner, all the way to a mountain that became the president of a nation, each story brings the reader into a different perspective, extrapolating how some of the technologies we are developing today, will bur the line between, us, devices, and natural beings too.

In Everything is Someone the authors translate their experience in working with futures studies, technology, and design in the form of a mix media experience.

After having worked together with Bruce Sterling to design an immersive VR experience called Objective Reality , now acquired by the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, the authors are expanding their research with their first book.

Joshua Noble is a designer and writer living in Nairobi, Kenya. He’s the author of mostly books on programming like Programming Interactivity and Arduino in Action but he also writes about buses and art as well for The Atlantic.

Simone Rebaudengo is a designer of fictional objects and future scenarios living in Shanghai. He has designed immersive virtual reality stories about becoming an appliance in collaboration with Bruce Sterling, fully immersive interactive environments for the Dubai’s Museum of the Future and also won the Most Uncanny Award at the Robot Film Festival.

Everything is Someone
Future Fables about People and Technology and Everything in between
by Joshua Noble and Simone Rebaudengo
Paperback: 108 pages
Publisher: Vetro Editions
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 10,8 x 17,5 cm
ISBN-13: 978-3-9821664-0-7
illustrated by Ailadi
designed by BBDB Studio