Through a collection of contributions that vary in format and mode of address, the ‘Schemas of Uncertainty’ book explores the relationship between prediction and prescription. It traces the effects predictive technologies have on the imagination of possible futures, futures other than that of technological progress. Moving between machine learning, critical theory, tarot readings, astrology, personal narratives, myths, fiction and much else, the book attempts to think through what it might mean to welcome uncertainty as a way of resisting ideas that impose a singular meaning or direction. Through various accounts on predictive practices, it opens up alternate propositions for occupying an elsewhere and otherwise.
Book contributions by—Ramon Amaro, Holly Childs, Callum Copley, Flavia Dzodan, Kenric McDowell, Danae Io, Ioanna Gerakidi, Valentina Desideri & Stefano Harney, Emily Rosamond, Bin Koh, Juliette Lizotte, Alice Dos Reis and Tom Kemp.
The book is edited by Callum Copley & Danae Io and designed by Alex Walker with illustrations by Bin Koh. The bookmark is designed by Charlotte Rohde with texts by Aidan Wall. It is published by PUB with the support of the Sandberg Instituut, Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
‘Schemas of Uncertainty’ has previously taken the form of a cross-departmental research group and symposium at the Sandberg Instituut, organised and facilitated by Danae Io and Callum Copley.