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RETHINKING DICHOTOMIES: CRAFTS AND THE DIGITAL

March 17, 2011

RETHINKING DICHOTOMIES: CRAFTS AND THE DIGITAL

By Love jonsson

From the 2007 NeoCraft Conference

Download the article HERE — RETHINKING DICHOTOMIES-1

Hand Made futures: the emerging role of craft knowledge in our digital culture

March 17, 2011

Hand Made futures: the emerging role of craft knowledge in our digital culture

By mike press

Download the article HERE — HANDMADE FUTURES-1

From the 2007 NeoCraft Conference

Technophilic Craft

March 9, 2011
Technophilic Craft (American Craft, April/May 2008) By Ezra Shales

Although I couldn’t care less about the Barry Dixon’s “truffle” as an object, the article has good ideas about what is “bogging down craft”as an industrial product and possible theoretical trajectories.

Read it online HERE

“American Craft Magazine | Technophilic Craft” (dowload article)

Prezi (online program for presentations – awesome)

February 21, 2011

Hey all,

This is an awesome web-based program for presentations.   We should totally use this for our talk.  Follow the tutorials and you’ll totally understand it in under 5 min.  I have the presentation set up already (but as of this post nothing consequential).  Play around on it and explore – its simple and entertaining.

Login information is in an email I sent out. -L

http://prezi.com/

Craftivism (Craft + Activism)

February 17, 2011

Craftivism (.com) – First coined by Betsy Greer in the early 21st century

Definition (short intro):

“Craftivism is the practice of engaged creativity, especially regarding political or social causes. By using their creative energy to help make the world a better place, craftivists help bring about positive change via personalized activism. Craftivism allows practitioners to customize their particular skills to address particular causes.

Craftivism is an idea whose time has come. Given the states of materialism and mass production, the rise of feminism, and the time spanned from the Industrial Revolution, the beginning of the 21st century was the right time for the evolution of such an idea. Instead of being a number in a march or mass protest, craftivists apply their creativity toward making a difference one person at a time.” … Read more

 

Craft and activism are not medium specific and idea transcends materiality.  We’re all working this way.  More direction…

At home 3d Printing and the return of the craft utopia

February 17, 2011

At-Home 3D printing and the return of the craft utopia: Parts 1 and 2 by Stacy Jo Scott

Read part 1 HERE

Read part 2 HERE

URL: http://journalofmoderncraft.com/responses/at-home-3d-printing-and-the-return-of-a-craft-utopia-part-1

Exploring net political craft: From collective to connective

February 13, 2011

Title: Exploring net political craft: From collective to connective

By OTTO VON BUSCH

Exploring net political craft (full article)