Design Fiction

Retrochronic Incursion in the Science of Imaginary Solutions

This paper traces the development of speculative hardware that commences with Dr. Faustroll’s transcription of designs for a prototypical time machine in Mercure de France, February 1899. The paper identifies, through reconstructive archaeological processes, the invocational ‘hiss’ of what would come to be known as the time-incursions of Roko’s Basilisk installing itself in the present. […]