Utopia/Dystopia: A Curriculum of Proper Knowledge Consumption contemplates our technological trajectory, exploring the influences on the choices we make today. Eventually, it proposes the use of speculative design—that is, envisioning future points along that same trajectory in both conceptual and tangible forms—to elucidate the dangers of those influences and the speed and brevity they hold so dear.

This thesis and the projects it documents were submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Design and approved by the MFA Design Review Board of the Dynamic Media Institute at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2013.



A consideration of which lens I’d like to use to see the world around me, examples of what that world looks like, an exploration of design’s role in that world, a construction of a philosophical basis for my plan of attack, and an explanation of that plan.




The thought process and products of my attempt at implementing “a curriculum of proper knowledge consumption.”




A self-examination of how my three years at DMI have changed who I am and where I want to be headed.