Individual Project

RISD Fall 2021

Investigating the question, “What does aging-in-place look like in the climate crisis in Northern California?” I imagined a probable future of increasing social isolation and reliance on technological interventions against a backdrop of the worsening climate crisis. In order to disrupt this future, I sought to create a speculative system as a reductio ad absurdum warning for people encountering the project today. 

The Familiaris Network is a network of friendly, AI-equipped robots that respond automatically to users’ needs as detected by personal and home health monitors. To illustrate the system, I created a model for a Refrigerated Medication Delivery Drone.


Speculative Design Solution