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  • Critical Ways of Making: Design Artefacts, De-Computation and Un-Crafting

Murer, Martin, Fass, John, Walker, Kevin, Vallgarda, Anna, Fuchsberger, Verena and Tscheligi, Manfred, 2015, Conference or Workshop, Critical Ways of Making: Design Artefacts, De-Computation and Un-Crafting at Critical Alternatives, Aarhus, Denmark, 17-21 August 2015.

Abstract or Description:

This workshop intends to elaborate on new and emerging crit- ical approaches that aim to question the nature of contempo- rary computational artefacts. By interrogating interactive sys- tems from a perspective that is focussed on the arrangement of their constituent parts and the relations between them, we seek to challenge the constructive paradigms that might have led to those configurations. In particular, with this workshop we will introduce and further explore De-Computation as a methodology, and Un-Crafting as a method, both targeting a critical examination of contemporary computational arte- facts and the interaction paradigms they follow. Both De- Computation and Un-Crafting approach and explore possi- ble computational futures by critically examining the present. The workshop will include collaborative hands-on activities with reflection in practice and discussions around the topic. We are inviting interdisciplinary viewpoints that will enable us to further ground De-Computation and Un-Crafting in a diverse set of contexts.

Subjects: Other > Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W280 Interactive and Electronic Design
Creative Arts and Design > W700 Crafts > W790 Crafts not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Communication
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2016 23:16
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2016 23:16
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2593

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