École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay
James Auger is an enseignant chercheur at ENS Paris Saclay. His practice-based design research examines the social, cultural and personal impacts of technology and the products that exist as a result of its development and application. Running parallel to his academic work James is a partner in the speculative design practice Auger-Loizeau, a collaboration founded in 2000. Auger-Loizeau projects have been published and exhibited internationally, including MoMA, New York; 21_21, Tokyo; The Science Museum, London; The National Museum of China, Beijing and Ars Electronica, Linz. Their work is in the permanent collection at MoMA.
2020 - Technological dreams and post-petroleum futuresEN
Technological dreams often exist as near future techno-utopian imaginaries. This presentation begins by examining why such visions have stagnated and concludes with some suggestions for alternative design approaches that can provide new visions, in line with the complex issues we face at this time.