Taylor Hokanson

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  • ISEA2015

    Taylor Hokanson, Assistant Professor, Columbia College Chicago, USA. Talk to me about Art/Design, Computer-Aided Manufacturing and Fabrication, Open Source Software/ Hardware, Distributed Authorship, Making/Hacking, New Media, and post-Bauhaus arts education… and knitting.


    I am an artist, self-taught engineer, gonzo journalist, Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) consultant, and open source hardware evangelist. Though these descriptors appear to have little in common, they all express my overarching desire to make things and to do so on my own terms. I attribute this can-do attitude the Midwestern cities I’ve lived and worked in, including St. Louis, Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago. Each of these towns is marked by a painful transition from the industrial age to the information age, which forced folks to hustle or go broke. Those stories are reflected in my own transition from welder, blacksmith, and commercial sculptor to self-taught computer scientist, academic, and Postdigital artist.


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  • Chicago, Illinois, United States of America


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