TOPIC: Embodied Fabrication
Dr Joëlle Bitton
Office hours by appointment
The course runs from 21.11.17 to 15.12.17, see timetable below for hours and classrooms.
The course proposes an examination and speculation of technologies as they related to Embodied Interaction : mobile computing, wearable interfaces, location-based interactions and digital fabrication...
This examination covers societal, ethical and social influences.
This year, the course puts an emphasis on 'Embodied Fabrication', where digital fabrication is approached from the perspective of embodiment.
With more flexible and more accessible modes of fabrication, and with social aspects of fabrication emerging in recent years, we have the opportunity to investigate ways that we can transform our physical selves and environments.
During this module, we'll uncover some of these possibilities by designing and informing body orthotics with personal data. By group of 3, you'll propose such form of body extension.
Design factors may include:
• material intimacy
• processes of fabrication / physical interactions that impact digital fabrication
• performative aspects
Your work will encounter some of these research questions:
Grades will be based on group presentations and exercises, class participation, documentation (journal) and final work.
Contributing to constructive group feedback is an essential aspect of class participation.
Regular attendance is required. Two or more unexcused absences will affect the final grade. Arriving late on more than one occasion will also affect the grade.
Final work 50%
Group exercises/presentations 20%
Journal Documentation 20%
Class participation 10%
Any assignment that remains unfulfilled receives a failing grade.
A 'Journal' is developed by each student that reflects on learnings from the course. It should be in the form of an online blog (ie. WordPress, Tumblr or other):
Team 1: Adonis Bou Chakra, Fabrice Spahn, Enea Francesco Ingellis
Team 2: Lara Natalia Hänny, Maude Kyra Alexandra Richner, Andreas Dobler
Team 3: Mariana Pote, Jonatan Wetter, Alexander Blaschek
Team 4: Severin Candrian, Claudio Rainolter, Nadine Cocina
Team 5: Fernando Obieta, Gabriel Bach, Nadine Prigann
Arduino wireless sensor kit