Videos

  1. TED Talks – First, an entertaining and informative talk by Walter Van de Velde (published Feb 2017) offering insights into the process of creative thinking that he gained during his time as  a European Commission ‘Future & Emerging Technologies‘ Programme and Strategy Officer. Second,  a talk from John Bolton  concerning the power of imagination which draws on five lessons from Shakespeare’s writings that are important for today’s innovators.
  2. Ambition – an SFP style film from the European Space Agency, Ambition, is a 6 minute movie created by the European Space Agency (ESA) as a fiction to stimulate interest in their Rosetta mission. Although the makers probably never heard of Science Fiction Prototyping, it’s produced in that style as it extrapolates the present into the future, to engage the public who ultimately pay for this scientific work. It was filmed in Iceland, by Tomek Baginski (an Oscar-winning director) and stars Aidan Gillen who played Littlefinger in the much acclaimed “Game of Thrones”. To watch this video, click on this link.
  3. Supercut: Nearly a Century of Robots in Movies – If you are inspired by visions of humanoid robots you will find Fusion’s 2 minute video, Supercut: Nearly a Century of Robots in Movies a fascinating video. Its video montage of numerous robot images from movies stretching from The Mechanical Man in 1921 to Interstellar in 2014. To watch this video, click on this link.
  4. YouTube Videos as a SFP Resource – YouTube is a fantastic resource of crowd sourced inspiration for people interested in Creative Science and SciFi Prototyping. Examples include, “cream_of_cards_tv” thoughtful reflections on 1930’s Sci Fi Trade Cards, DNews’ Asimov’s Predictions From The 60s Are Spot On, Alltime10’s 10 Sci-Fi Predictions That Became Science Fact or maybe you would like to make your own short SFP movie prototype, if so check out Indy Mogul for tips on DIY movie making.
  5. SF-Prototyping in 5 easy steps – An Arizona State University video with futurist Brian David Johnson explaining how to design the future in 5 easy steps using Sci-Fi prototyping. To watch the video click on this link.
  6. ShanghAI Lectures – The ShanghAI Lectures were a video conference-based lecture series on Embodied Intelligence run by Rolf Pfeifer, Nathan Labhart and partners around the world. This talk, given on the 29th October 2009, by Brian David Johnson explored Science Fiction Prototyping as a novel methodology to create new research opportunities and commercial products, based around the concept of integrating science fiction and fact within a regenerative prototyping cycle. This video is very useful for anyone new to Science-Fiction Prototyping, since it provides a mini-tutorial on the topic. To watch the video click on this link.
  7. Transhuman Documentary – TRANSHUMAN is a short documentary film by director Titus Nachbauer about radical life extension and future technology that might change the human condition enshrining notions such as our minds living on forever. o watch this video, click on this link.
  8. The Singularity: Will we survive our technology – The Singularity is defined as the point in time when computer intelligence exceeds human intelligence. This notion of superhuman machines has long served as fodder for tales of science fiction. Yet most scientific leaders argue that these changes are inevitable, based on the accelerating rate of technological progress. To examine the issues the director, Doug Wolens has assembled a glittering array of experts including Ray Kurzweil, Leon Panetta, Richard A. Clarke, Bill McKibben, David Chalmers, Wolfe Singer, Christine Peterson, Christof Koch, Alison Gopnik, Peter Norvig, Ben Goertzel, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Aubrey De Grey, Barney Pell, Ralph Merkle, Brad Templeton, Paul Saffo, Cynthia Breazeal, Marshall Brain, Jonas Lamis, David Friedman, Glenn Zorpette, Peter Voss, Chris Phoenix, Andy Clark & Matt Francis. To watch the trailer for this film click on this link.
  9. Customizable robot: Intel makes science fiction a reality – This video show an interview on the 21st September 2013  on “CBS This Morning: Saturday” with Brian David Johnson on about the Intel 21st Century Robot project. The programme synopsis described the event as “Intel has created a robot that can be customized to the individual owner’s needs that will cost well under $1,000. Intel futurist Brian David Johnson joins CBS this morning to discuss this remarkable scientific achievement.” To watch this interview, click on this link.
  10. Bloomberg TV Feature on Intel’s 21st Century Robot – Brian David Johnson explains to Cory Johnson on Bloomberg-West how Intel is powering the robotic future To watch this interview, click on this link.
  11. Wall Street Journal on Intel’s 21st Century Robot – Sara Murray on the News Hub talking with Brian David Johnson about Intel’s 21st Century Robot project (a crowd developed robot that can be created from a 3-D printer and programmed by ordinary people to that  can walk, talk and even use social media. To watch this interview, click on this link.
  12. FOX Business on Intel’s 21st Century Robot Project –  Varney & Co covers the Rise of the machines: Intel’s robot Jimmy which is a 2 foot tall domestic robot that run’s apps created by non-technologists! To watch this video, click on this link.
  13. CNBC on Intel’s 21st Century Robot Project –  Intel Futurist Brian David Johnson provides details about Intel’s 21st Century Robot Project which is based on Intel’s new Edison chip. To watch this video, click on this link.
  14. BNN Canada on Intel’s 21st Century Robot Project – A few minutes into this video you will get a glimpse of how Jimmy the Robot is assembled and moves. The first version was sold by Trossen Robotics for $1600, see Trossen Robotics (Jimmy)  To watch this video, click on this link.
  15. RobotDreams on Jimmy the 21st Century Robot – A video assembled by robot-dreams.com that demonstrates Intel’s  21st Century Robot, Jimmy’s, walking performance. The 21st Century Robot project aimed to remove barriers for entry into robotics so that more people could become involved, contributing their ideas, know-how, and skills to rapidly evolving the technology. To watch the video click on this link.
  16. Intel on the 21st Century Robot – Intel’s video, Jimmy: Open Source 3D Printed Robot shows their 21st Century Robot Project with its  Manifesto – A Robot should be: imagined first, easy to build, completely open source, fiercely social, intentionally iterative and filled with humanity and dreams, thinking for her/him/itself. To watch the video click on this link.
  17. Bradley Whalen on Jimmy: 21st Century Robot – Bradley Whalen’s video of Jimmy the 21st Century Robot shows the project is coming to life with the collaborative help a group of artists, engineers and designers, explaining how this open source robot can be built by anyone with access to a 3D printer and a little know-how. To watch the video click on this link.
  18. Vintage Tomorrows: What Can Playing With the Past Teach Us About the Future –  This is a trailer for the  future casting documentary “Vintage Tomorrows” about what Steampunk can teach us about the future. To watch this video, click on this link.
  19. Brian David Johnson at TEDx Danubia 2013 – Brian David Johnson speaking at TEDx Danubia 2013 about how Science Fiction can be used as a shared  language for deigning the future. To watch this video, click on this link.
  20. Robot HACKS & Jimmy – This is a video of a ‘Maker’ activity at OLIN College that harnesses 3D printing to build Jimmy, the first robot in the 21st Century Robot series  which was conceived and designed by Brian David Johnson who, at that time was Intel’s Futurist. To watch this interview, click on this link.
  21. Jimmy: 21st Century Robot – This video shows interviews with Dave Barnett (Olin College) and Brian David Johnson (then at Intel) about their project to use crowd sourced effort to design and build a domestic robot for the 21st century. In addition, it shows video clips of students and facilities at Olin College (11th April 2014). To watch this interview, click on this link.
  22. Brian David Johnson at TEDx Danubia 2013 – Brian David Johnson speaking at TEDx Danubia 2013 about how science-fiction can be used as a shared language for deigning the future. It was presented at TED’13.  To watch this video, click on this link.
  23. 21st Century Robot Launch at New York Maker Faire – A video of Futurist Brian David Johnson presenting ‘Jimmy the robot’ to an audience at the New York Maker Faire on 21st  September 2013. To watch this video, click on this link.