In my dystopian scenario, I chose to focus once more on the theme of disability activism - a concept that I touched upon briefly in my co-designing futuring workshops before a more thorough exploration during the “thesis as a campaign” design sprint from the first semester. Additionally, the documentary “Fixed: The Science Fiction of Human Enhancement”, which I had the pleasure of watching in the name of thesis research, delves into the ethics of the practice of biomodification - whether the practice will eventually create a class of disenfranchised individuals, and whether it is a not-so-subtle indication to people with disabilities that they need to be “fixed”.
Being in Taiwan has been awesome for a ton of reasons - the food, the work, and the nature. Taiwan, also known as Formosa or Beautiful Island, is breathtaking, and in Taipei, a city surrounded by mountains, there are opportunities to hike galore. It's been a real treat to be able to explore the nature around this city, partially because of the amazing views that hikes afford of famous landmarks around Taipei.
But Taiwan is a place that also prides itself on its accessibility.