C/Change Creative R&D Lab Salon

Please join us as we celebrate the culmination of C/Change's second Creative R&D Lab cycle with a presentation of projects that build toward the future of digital cultural exchange.

During the lab period, five interdisciplinary teams from around the world have produced interactive experiences and tools that articulate visions for the future of online exchange, from modeling the ever-changing landscapes of the Rio Grande to playfully unpacking the intricacies of digital rights in the Global South and filling the representational gaps left by mainstream 3D digital asset repositories.

Join us virtually on Tuesday, December 5th at 5 PM PST for a salon where teams will demo their final prototypes.

C/Change, a joint initiative by Goethe-Institut San Francisco and Gray Area, funded by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, is exploring the future of technology-enabled cultural exchange.

About the teams and their projects

All Possible Rivers

All Possible Rivers (Federico Pérez Villoro) is an interactive computational simulation that anticipates the future transformations of the Rio Grande/Bravo in order to weave situated stories through the material metaphor of the river and to re-spatialize the U.S.-Mexico border beyond the immediacy of human scales.

Digital Rights Monopoly

Digital Rights Monopoly (Esther Mwema, Uffa Modey, Hanna Pischyk, Rachad Sanoussi) is a simulation game of monopoly that engages players to reflect on the digital ecosystem, co-created through the lived experiences and expertise of the Digital Grassroots global youth community.

Dragon’s Delusion

Dragon’s Delusion (Cheng Xu, KongKee, Lawman Lok, Hanjun Dai, Yixin Wang) is an AI tool inspired by the Asian Futurism animation, Dragon’s Delusion, that empowers users to tell their stories in novel ways.

Missing Objects Library

Missing Objects Library (Jill Miller, Asma Kazmi, Kathy Wang) is a curated, web-based repository of handmade 3D objects that are designed with an intersectional, feminist lens.


Offline.Wiki (Or Zubalsky, Lee Tzu-Tung 李紫彤, Czyka Tumaliuan) is a decentralized platform that disseminates copies of an USB stick-hosted offline wiki to radical bookstores around the world.

C/Change Workshop Series
Gray Area Festival 2023



Goethe-Institut San Francisco

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.

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