The Re-Inventing the Wheel Project: An Archaeological Approach for Making Things Alternatively

Symposium:


Presentation Title:

  • The Re-Inventing the Wheel Project: An Archaeological Approach for Making Things Alternatively

Presenter(s):



Abstract:

  • In this paper, we introduce the Re-Inventing the Wheel project as an archaeological approach for making things alternatively. The project aims to concretize probable “presents” by re-reading the history of media technologies with the help of computational tools. Based on media archaeological surveys of sound and image media, we have invented several techniques for producing works of art by using personal fabrication machines. Through the paper, we explore the intersection of media archaeology and personal fabrication. We explain four of our techniques that we applied and their respective outcomes. After sharing our investigations and practices along the way, we offer reflections on our initial intentions along with the observed difficulties.

Venue(s):


Category: