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Fabricating Alternatives

An AI-Powered Card Deck

Fabricating Alternatives is a catalyst for beyond now ideas - a digital card deck that remixes and multiplies ideas around any topic that you and your team are exploring. Feed the machine with some inspiring articles to shuffle and play with your generated cards, each with a unique, provoking question.

Build the brain of the machine with three inspiring articles, and flip through your generated card decks, crafting questions that trigger your imagination. Share your card deck with others, and play games to get your collective creativity flowing.

Machine learning, online tool, digital game

Created with the support of Baltan Laboratories

Launch Project ↗

Originally intended to help ideation sessions, we ended up with an AI card deck that sparks thoughtful interaction. It’s infused with our methodology around design fiction, our playful personality, and advanced language model (GPT-2). We hope it will find new possibilities and use cases into the imagination of others.

Learn more about our process ↗