GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: Situated Computations: Culture, Computers, and Craft in Design and Architecture
GVU Center Brown Bag SeminarSituated Computations: Culture, Computers, and Craft in Design and Architecture
Situated Computations: Culture, Computers, and Craft in Design and Architecture
Hand crafts, and the people who practice them, are typically seen as opposite to digital technologies. This talk challenges this split, and proposes eight principles for developing computational design tools that facilitate productive interactions across hand crafts and computational media. A ‘Situated Computations’ framework is an approach to design and computation that grounds technologies in the social world by acknowledging historical, cultural, and material contexts, and seeks to prevent us from choosing to remain ignorant of the political and economic structures in our research and in our creations. Outcomes of a Situated Computations approach to design will be presented.