heuristic fiction
similar to hypothesis - it leads to determining some new real state -- fiction does not demand proof but has agency (causally/heuristically disappears when the real emerges)
4 main characteristics:
- includes contradiction with reality, or internalizes self-contradiction
- has to be fundamentally provisional and has to disappear later or be logically eliminated (as apposed to a hypothesis with is a bridge between links, missing or broken relations inside the circuit, and causally functions towards the real)
- awareness of fictivity has to be expressively stated
- must be expedient, practical or pragmatic

(the deployment of a model in a particular space can actually do something constructive to that space)

see: https://youtu.be/msH7wF71iLc

heuristic fiction
annie woodfill