Many Worlds Working Group (MWWG), 2017 -
Meinong's Jungle (Theory of Objects), 2015
Not Here, Not Now (Video), 2015
UMK: Lives and Landscapes, 2014
Not Here, Not Now, 2014
The School of Constructed Realities, 2014
Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming, 2013
United Micro Kingdoms, 2012/13
What if... Beijing International Design Triennial, 2011
St Etienne Design Biennale, 2010
Between Reality and the Impossible, 2010
Wellcome Windows, 2010
EPSRC IMPACT! Exhibition, 2010
Designs for an Overpopulated Planet: Foragers, 2009
What If..., 2009
After Life Euthanasia Device, 2009
Work in progress, 2009
Do you want to replace the existing normal? 2007/08
Technological Dreams Series: No.1, Robots, 2007
Spymaker, 2006/07
Evidence Dolls, 2005
Designs for Fragile Personalities in Anxious Times, 2004/05
Is This Your Future? 2004
BioLand, 2002/03
Placebo Project, 2001
Park Interactives, 2000
MSET, 2000/01
Project #26765: Flirt, 1998-00
Weeds, Aliens and Other Stories, 1994-98
Hertzian Tales, 1994-97
Meinong's Jungle (Theory of Objects), 2015
An object whose only quality is being blue (covered)
Meinong's Jungle (Video Still)
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Perpetual motion (Video Still)
Meinong's Taxonomy of Objects (Video still)
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MAK Design Salon No.4
The School of Constructed Realities

For Austrian philosopher Alexius Meinong (1853-1929), non-existent objects and even impossible objects such as round squares should be included in any proper taxonomy of objects, something we find very interesting in relation to our work with imaginary objects.

We wondered if this extreme taxonomy of objects would open up some new aesthetic possibilities for dealing with the sort of fictional objects we work with.

For The School of Constructed Realities exhibition at the MAK we worked with designer Lukas Franciszkiewicz to visualise an online lecture explaining Meinong’s Taxonomy of Objects.

Session 4: Meinong's Taxonomy of Objects
Commissioner: Thomas Geisler / MAK
Concept and creative direction: Dunne & Raby
Animation: Lukas Franciszkiewicz
Extracts from online lecture (with permission):
Meinong's Jungle (Theory of Objects) by Carneades.org


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