Here I’ve assembled a bag of tricks for us all,
ranging from creative works to academic publications,
arranged in broad categories.

Do look into them to supplement all my own words
in the others sections in my Den!


Anderson, R., Mather, J. & Wood, J.  (2013). Octopus: The Ocean’s Intelligent Invertebrate. Portland: Timber Press. 

Aristotle. History of Animals. Book IV.

Bateson, G. (1999). Steps to an Ecology of Mind. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Bocabeille, J. et al. (2007). Otkapodi. Short animated film. 2 mins 26 secs. Available:

Bradford, A. (2017). Octopus facts. LIVE SCIENCE. 8 June. Available:

Corby, T.  (2012). ‘Systemness: Towards a Data Aesthetics of Climate Change’. In Marsching. J. & Polli, A. (Ed.). Far Field. Digital culture, climate change, and the poles. Bristol: Intellect. Kindle Edition.

Foster, C. & Frylink, R. (2021). The Underwater Wild: My Octopus Teacher’s Extraordinary World. Kindle Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Gannon. M. (2013). ‘8 crazy facts about octopuses’. LIVE SCIENCE. 13 December. Available:

Godfrey-Smith, P. (2016). Other Minds. The octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Hanlon, R., Vecchione, M. & Allcock, L. (2018). Octopus, Squid, and Cuttlefish: A Visual, Scientific Guide to the Oceans’ Most Advanced Invertebrates. Ivy Press. 

Harmon Courage, K. (2013). Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea.  

Lovecraft, H. (1928/1999). « The Call of Cthulhu ». In S. Joshi (Ed.). The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories. London: Penguin Books.

Ljubec, Z. (2015). Polyphibianism: Evolving Transdisciplinarity into an Imaginary Organism of Living Knowledge. PhD Thesis. 04 University of Plymouth Research Theses: University of Plymouth. Available:

Mather, J. (2019). What is in an octopus’s mind?. Animal Sentience 26(1). Available:

Montgomery, S. (2015). The Soul of an Octopus. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Montgomery, S. & Ellenbogen, K. (2015). The Octopus Scientists. Boston: Clarion Books.

Montgomery, S. & Schimmler-Safford, A. (2018). Inky’s Amazing Escape: How a Very Smart Octopus Found His Way Home. Kindle Edition. New York: Simon & Shuster. 

Morrison, A., Kerspern, B. Dudani, P. & Steggell, A. (2021). ‘Amphibipus scales and anticipatory design’. In Matters of Scale. Proceedings of NORDES 2021. Available:

Sagarin, R. (2012). Learning From the Octopus: How secrets from nature can help us fight terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and disease. New York: Basic Books.

Shaughnessy, B. (2019). ‘There was no before’. In The Octopus Museum. Poems. pp. 14-15. New York: Alfred Knopff.

Staaf, D. (2020). Monarchs of the Sea: The Extraordinary 500-Million-Year History of Cephalopods. New York: The Experiment.

Young, L. (2018). ‘The seamstress and the secrets of the argonaut shell’. Science Friday. 20 June. Available:

Xavier, J., Allcock, L., Cherel, Y., et al. (2015). ‘Future challenges in cephalopod research,’ Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 95(5): 999-1015.


Akama Y., Light, A. & Kamihira, T. (2020). Expanding participation to design with more-than-human concerns.  PDC ’20. 1: 1-11.

Alber, J., Skov Neilsen, H. & Richardson, B. (2013). (Eds). A Poetics of Unnatural Narrative. The Ohio State University Press: Columbus.

Amsler, S. & Facer, K. (2017). Contesting anticipatory regimes in education’. Futures, 94, 1-5.

Appadurai, A. (2013). The Future as Cultural Act. London: Verso.

Auger, J. (2013). Speculative design: Crafting the speculation. Digital Creativity. 24(1): 11-35.

Bakhtin, M. (1981). The Dialogic Imagination. Holquist, M. (Ed.). Emerson, C. & M. Holquist (Trans.). Austin: University of Texas Press.

Benjamin, A. (2015). Towards a Relational Ontology. Albany: SUNY Press.

Blythe, M. & Wright, P. (2006). Pastiche scenarios: Fiction as a resource for user centred design. Interacting with Computers. 18(5): 1139-1164.

Blythe, M. (2014). Research through design fiction; Narrative in real and imaginary abstracts. CHI 2014, 26 April-1 May, Toronto: Canada. 703-712.

Blythe, M., Andersen, K., Clarke, R. & Wright, P. (2016). Anti-solutionist strategies: Seriously silly design fiction. In 

Boehnert, J. (2018). Design, Ecology, Politics. (1st edn.) London: Bloomsbury.

Borgdorff, H. (2013). Artistic practices and epistemic things. In (Ed.). Schwab. M. Experimental Systems and Future Knowledge in Artistic Research. Leuven: Leuven University Press. 112-120.

Buci-Glucksmann, C. (2013). The Madness of Vision: On Baroque aesthetics. Athens: Ohio University Press.

Candy, S. (2018). Gaming futures literacy: The Thing from the Future. In Miller R. (Ed.). Transforming the Future: Anticipation in the 21st Century. New York: Routledge. 233-246.

Candy, S. & Potter, C. (2019). (Eds.). Design and Futures. Taipei: Tamkang University Press.

Celi, M. & Formia, E. (2015). Advanced design practices for sharing futures: a focus on design fiction. 11th European Academy of Design Conference. 22-24 April. Paris. 1-16.

Celi, M., & Formia, E. (2017). Aesthetics of futures. Shaping shared visions of tomorrow. Design for the next…12th EAD. 12-14 April. Rome. 563-576.

Celi, M. & Colombi, C. (2019). Design future literacy in the Anthropocene: A matter of awareness. 3rd International Conference on Anticipation, 9-12 October 2019. Oslo: AHO. School of Architecture and Design. 

Celi, M. & Morrison, A. (2017). Anticipation and design inquiry. In Poli, R. (Ed.). Handbook of Anticipation. Vienna: Springer, 1-25 (online).

Coulton, P., Burnett, D. & Gradinar, A. I. (2016). Games as speculative design: Allowing players to consider alternate presents and plausible futures. In Proceedings of DRS 2016. 1609-1626.

Coulton, P., Lindley, J., Sturdee, M., & Stead, M. (2017). Design fiction as world building. In Proceedings of 3rd Biennial RTD Conference. 22-24 March. Edinburgh: UK. 11: 163-179. 

Dudani, P. & Morrison, A. (2020). Futures design, language and systems: Towards languaging pluriversal futures. In Proceedings of RSD9. Ahmedabad: NID. 9-17 October. 

Dunne, A. & Raby, F. (2013). Speculative Everything. Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Dunne, A. & Raby, F. (2016). Critical world building. In Coles, A. (2016). (Ed.). Design Fiction. EP/ 2. Berlin: Sternberg Press. 47-68.

Eggington, W. (2010). The Theater of Truth. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Erlich, P. & Reed, J. (2020). My Octopus Teacher. Documentary film. NETFLIX. 

Escobar, A. (2018). Designs for the Pluriverse. Durham: Duke University Press.

Facer, K. (2016). Using the future in education. In Lees, H. & Noddings, N. (Eds.), Palgrave International Handbook of Alternative Education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 63-78.

Flanagan, M. (2010). Creating critical play. In (Eds.). Catlow, R., Garrett, M. & Morgana, C. Artists Re:Thinking Games. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. 49-53.

Forlano, L. (2017). Posthumanism and design. She Ji, 3(1), 6-29.

Frase, Peter. (2016). Four Futures:. London: Verso.

Haraway, D. (2008). When Species Meet. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.

Haraway, D. (2016). Staying with the Trouble. Raleigh: Duke University Press.

Haraway, D. (2017). ‘2 symbiogenesis, sympoiesis, and art science activisms for staying with the trouble’. In Tsing, A., Swanson, H., Gan, E. & Bubandt, N. (Eds.). Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 25-50.

Hunt, J. (2020). Not to Scale. New York: Grand Central Publishing.

Kerspern, B. (2018). Economic design fictions: Finding the human scale. In Davies, W. (Ed.). Economic Science Fictions. London: Goldsmiths Press. (Kindle edition).

Kerspern, B. (2019). Game design fiction Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Anticipation, 9-12 October. Oslo: AHO.

Knutz, E., Markussen, T. & Christensen, P. (2013). ‘The role of fiction in experiments within design, art and architecture’. Proceedings of NORDES 2013. 9-12 June, Copenhagen/Malmö, 341-348.

Kuzmanovic, M. & Gaffney, N. (2017). Enacting futures in postnormal times. Futures, 86, 107-117.

Law, J. (2016). ‘Modes of knowing. Resources from the Baroque’. In Law, J. & Ruppert, E. (Eds.). Modes of Knowing. Manchester: Mattering Press. 17-56. Kindle edition.

Lindley, J. & Coulton, P. (2015). Back to the future: 10 years of design fiction. In Proceedings of British HCI ’15. ACM, New York. 210-211.  

Lindström, K. & Ståhl, Å. (2016). Becoming response-able stakeholders. In Proceedings PDC’16. 2: 41-44.

Lury, C., Fensham, R., Heller-Nicholas, A., Lammes, S., Last, A., Michael, M., & Uprichard, E. (2018). (Eds.). Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods. London: Routledge.

Malpass, M. (2015). Between wit and reason: Defining associative, speculative, and critical design in practice. Design & Culture. 5(3): 333-356. 

Malpass, M. (2017). Critical Design in Context. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Marenko, B. (2018a). The un-designability of the virtual. Design from problem-solving to problem-finding. In Sade, G., Coombs, G. & McNamara, A. (Eds.) UnDesign. London: Routledge. pp. 38-53.

Marenko, B. (2018b). FutureCrafting. A speculative method for an imaginative AI. AAAI Spring Symposium Series. Palo Alto: AAAI. Available: 

Marenko, B. (2020). Future-Crafting: The non-humanity of planetary computation, or how to live with digital uncertainty. In Witzgall, S. et al. (Eds). Hybrid Ecologies. University of Chicago Press / Diaphanes. 216-227.

Markussen, T. & Knutz, E. (2013). The poetics of design fiction. In Proceedings of DPPI 2013, 231-240. New York, USA: ACM. 

Mazé, R. (2019). Politics of designing visions of the future. In Candy, S. & Potter, C. (2019). (Eds.). Design and Futures. Taipei: Tamkang University Press. 23-34.

Miller, R. (2018a). (Ed.). Transforming the Future: Anticipation in the 21st century. Paris: UNESCO/Abingdon: Routledge.

Miller, R. (2018b). Sensing and making-sense of Futures Literacy. In Miller, R. (Ed.). Transforming the Future: Anticipation in the 21st Century. Paris: UNESCO; New York: Routledge. 15-50.

Montgomery, S. (2015). The Soul of an Octopus. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Morrison, A. (2014). ‘Design prospects: Investigating design fiction via a rogue urban drone’. In Proceedings of DRS 2014. 16-19 June 2014, Umea: Sweden.

Morrison, A. (2017). ‘Design-Baroque-Futures’. 2nd International Conference on Anticipation. 8-10 November. London: University of London.

Morrison, A. (2018). Future north, nurture forth. Design fiction, anticipation and arctic futures. In J. Kampevold-Larsen & P. Hemmersam (Eds.). The Future North. London: Routledge. 119-141.

Morrison, A. (2019). Design Futures Literacies. Keynote address. 2019 International DEFSA Conference. Design Education Forum of Southern Africa (DEFSA). Cape Town, VEGA Campus. 9-11 September. Available: h

Morrison, A . (2021). Courage. In Staszowski, E. & Tassarini, V. (Eds.). Designing in Dark Times. London: Bloomsbury.

Morrison, A., Aspen, J., & Westvang, E. (2013). Making the mobile and networked city visible by design. In Proceedings Crafting the Future, 10th EAD Conference. Gothenburg: 17-19 April. 

Morrison, A., Bjørnstad, N., Martinussen, E., Johansen, B., Kerspern, N. & Dudani, P. (2020). Lexicons, literacies and design futures. Temes de Disseny, 36, 114-149. 

Morrison, A., Celi, M., Clèries, L. & Dudani, P. (2021). Anticipatory design and futures literacies. CUMULUS ROMA 2020

Morrison, A., & Chisin, A. (2017). Design fiction, culture and climate change. Weaving together personas, collaboration and fabulous futures. The Design Journal, 20(sup1), S146–S159. 

Morrison, A., Tronstad, R. & Martinussen, E. (2013). ‘Design notes on a lonely drone’. Digital Creativity, 24(1): 46-59.

Morton, T. (2018). Being Ecological. Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Nilsson, P. (2009). The Amphibian Stand. Umeå: H:ström-Text & Kultur.

Østreng, W., Eger, K., Fløistad, B., Jørgensen-Dahl, A., Lothe, L., Mejlænder-Larsen, M. &  Wergeland, T. (2013). Shipping in Arctic Waters. Heidelberg: Springer.

Poli, R. (2017). Introduction to Anticipation Studies. Dordrecht: Springer.

Raven, P. & Elahi, S. (2015). The new narrative: Applying narratology to the shaping of futures outputs. Futures, 74: 49-61.

Ryan, M.-L. (2006). Avatars of Story. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Savitzky, S. (2016). Icy Futures: Carving the Northern Sea Route. PhD Thesis. Lancaster: Lancaster University.

Sardar, Z. (2013). Future: All that matters. London: Hodder & Stoughton.

Sack, C. (2015). ‘A landscape neo-Baroque. Landscape Journal. 34(1): 57-78.

Salgado, C. (1999). Hybridity in New World Baroque theory. Journal of Amercian Folklore. 316-331.

Selin, C., Kimbell, L., Ramirez, R. & Bhatti, Y. (2015). Scenarios and design: Scoping the dialogue space. Futures, 74: 4-17.

Snaddon, B. & Chisin, A. (2017). Futures oriented design pedagogy. Proceedings of NORDES 2017, Oslo: AHO, 15-17 June. 

Stengers, I. (2011a). Thinking with Whitehead. (Transl. M. Chase). Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Sterling, B. (2009). Scenarios and Speculations. Amsterdam: Sun Publishers. 18-29.

Swift, J. (1726). Gulliver’s Travels.

Tanenbaum, J., Pufal, M. & Tanenbaum, K. (2016). The limits of our imagination: Design fiction as a strategy for engaging with dystopian futures. Proceedings of LIMITS 2016. June. Article 10, 1-9.

Tyszczuk, R. & Smith, J. (2018). Culture and climate change scenarios. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 31: 56-64: Available:

Vakhtin, N. (2019). Sovetskaya Arktika journal as a source for the history of the Northern Sea RouteActa Borealia. A Nordic Journal of Circumpolar Societies. 36(1): 53-74.

Walsh, Z., Böhme, J. & Wamsler, C. (2021). Towards a relational paradigm in sustainability research, practice, and education. Ambio 50, 74-84. 

Westerlaken, M. (2020). Imagining Multispecies Worlds. PhD thesis. Malmö:. Malmö University.

Whitehead, A. (1938). Modes of Thought. New York: MacMillan Company.