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The Medium is the Message II: craft, and the logic of digital making [BCM112]

Thinking about remediation, object animation, glitch aesthetics, hyper kawaii
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Dr Teodor Mitew

on 19 March 2017

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Transcript of The Medium is the Message II: craft, and the logic of digital making [BCM112]

Craft and Digital Making
Dr Teodor Mitew
Digital Media and Communication
University of Wollongong
School of the Arts, English and Media
@tedmitew
Dan Cvetkovski, The Amen Break, 2015 [BCM112 digital artefact]
what is craft?
the changing meaning of craft in a time of digital mediation
trope01
the aesthetics of remediation
trope02
object animation
trope03
Craftsmanship ... means simply workmanship using any kind of technique or apparatus, in which
the quality of the result is not predetermined
, but depends on the judgement, dexterity and care which the maker exercises as he works.
David Pye, The Nature and Art of Workmanship, 1968, p.2
craft is the art of making, all production is artisanal
non-industrial culture
sharp boundaries between conception and production
industrial culture
digitization dissolves the boundaries between production and conception
post-industrial culture
production is determined by the logic of the assembly line
industrial culture
production is determined by the logic of mass customization
post-industrial culture
rapid prototyping, experimentation, error discovery, modifications leading to unexpected outcomes
digital aesthetics
The essential idea is that the quality of the result is
continually at risk during the process of making
.
David Pye, The Nature and Art of Workmanship, 1968, p.2
manufacturing
>
production of certainty

craftsmanship
>
production of risk
remediation
what is involved experientially in these processes of transformation?
object animation
in what way animate objects affect our media experiences?
How to visualize the warmth of natural gas?
Space Replay
Francesco Tacchini, Julinka Ebhardt and Will Yates-Johnson, Information Experience Design, Royal College of Arts
http://sanandreasanimalcams.com/
San Andreas Streaming Deer Cam
Drone Aviary
The Superflux Lab
http://www.superflux.in/blog/the-drone-aviary
rapid prototyping, experimentation, error discovery, modifications leading to unexpected outcomes
digital aesthetics
the new aesthetics of the glitch
Faig Ahmed
http://www.faigahmed.com/works/carpets/
Faig Ahmed
http://www.faigahmed.com/works/carpets/
H3333333K !Mediengruppe Bitnik
https://wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.bitnik.org/h3333333k/
the new aesthetics of hyper kawaii
Julie Watai
http://juliewatai.jp/

Twitch aesthetics
questions?
thank you
Hatsune Miku
https://www.twitch.tv/xminks
https://www.twitch.tv/asiagodtonegg3be0
asiagodtone
xMinks

Twitch aesthetics
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