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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    E-Textile Tailor Shop by KOBAKANT
    The following institutions have funded our research and supported our work:

    Since 2020, Hannah is guest professor of the Spiel&&Objekt Master's program at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin

    From 2013-2015 Mika was a guest professor at the eLab at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee

    From July - December 2013 Hannah was a researcher at the UdK's Design Research Lab

    From 2010-2012 Mika was a guest researcher in the Smart Textiles Design Lab at The Swedish School of Textiles

    From 2009 - 2011 Hannah was a graduate student in the MIT Media Lab's High-Low Tech research group led by Leah Buechley


    In 2009 Hannah and Mika were both research fellows at the Distance Lab


    Between 2003 - 2009 Hannah and Mika were both students at Interface Cultures
    We support the Open Source Hardware movement. All our own designs published on this website are released under the Free Cultural Works definition
    Workshops

    least likely scenario

    This workshop is part of a course at the Ernst Busch Hochschule in Berlin. It is only open to students in the departments of Spiel&&Objekt.

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    FURTHER_READING_WATCHING_LISTENING_

    PART1: WORLD meets COMPUTER

    Getting Started In Electronics_
    Forrest M. Mims
    >> https://www.academia.edu/9885504/Getting_Started_In_Electronics_-_Forrest_M._Mims

    There Are No Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings
    Kenn Amdahl
    “An off-beat introduction to the workings of electricity for people who wish Richard Brautigan and Kurt Vonnegut had teamed up to explain inductance and capacitance to them. Despite its title, it’s not wild ranting pseudo-science to be dismissed by those with brains. Rather, Amdahl maintains that one need not understand quantum physics to grasp how electricity works in practical applications.” (book review)

    ELECTROMAGNETISM (FULL SHOW)
    >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bht9AJ1eNYc

    min 19:40: Left Hand Rule for Coils

    Maxwell, The history of Electromagnetism – Documentary
    >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfKBKb7Uc9s

    The Charge against Electricity_
    MIKE ANUSAS and TIM INGOLD
    “Electricity has become such a ubiquitous feature of modern life that most of us would have no idea how to manage without it. Interruptions in supply are experienced as unsustainable moments of crisis. The possibility that the supply of electricity might eventually run dry is every government’s worst nightmare and underpins the global politics of energy. Do we blame electricity for having brought us to this state of dependency? Can we hold it responsible for the disempowerment of citizens, for the entrapment of their lives within a state-sponsored grid maintained by corporations? Or does it, on the contrary, hold the potential for emancipation? Is electricity guilty or not guilty? In what follows, we begin with the case for the prosecution. Then we present the case for the defense. You, our readers, are the jury, and we leave the verdict for you to decide.”
    >> https://journal.culanth.org/index.php/ca/article/view/ca30.4.03/200

    PART2: Material_Adventures

    Everything is a Remix
    Kirby Ferguson
    “Ferguson examines modern attitudes toward intellectual property and how these attitudes rather counterintuitively stifle creativity rather than fostering it.
    He illustrates the interconnectedness of our creations and how current laws and norms miss this essential truth.”
    https://www.everythingisaremix.info/

    The textility of making
    Tim Ingold
    “Contemporary discussions of art and technology continue to work on theassumption that making entails the imposition of form upon the material world,by an agent with a design in mind. Against thishylomorphicmodel of creation, I arguethat the forms of things arise within fields of force and flows of material. It is byintervening in these force-fields and following the lines of flow that practitionersmake things. In this view, making is a practice of weaving, in which practitionersbind their own pathways or lines of becoming into the texture of material flowscomprising the lifeworld.”
    http://sed.ucsd.edu/files/2014/05/Ingold-2009-Textility-of-making.pdf

    Object-Oriented Ontology
    What is Object-Oriented Ontology? explained by Tadas Vinokur:

    Vibrant Matter
    A Political Ecology of Things
    Jane Bennett
    “In Vibrant Matter the political theorist Jane Bennett, renowned for her work on nature, ethics, and affect, shifts her focus from the human experience of things to things themselves. Bennett argues that political theory needs to do a better job of recognizing the active participation of nonhuman forces in events. Toward that end, she theorizes a “vital materiality” that runs through and across bodies, both human and nonhuman.”
    https://www.dukeupress.edu/vibrant-matter

    Artistry and Agency in a World of Vibrant Matter:

    Part3: Least Likely

    The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “I’m not telling that story. We’ve heard it, we’ve all heard all about all the sticks spears and swords, the things to bash and poke and hit with, the long, hard things, but we have not heard about the thing to put things in, the container for the thing contained. That is a new story. That is news.”
    https://www.academia.edu/17313163/The_Carrier_Bag_Theory_of_Fiction_-_Ursula_K._Le_Guin

    Power Button: A History of Pleasure, Panic, and the Politics of Pushing (The MIT Press) 2018
    by Rachel Plotnick
    http://rachelplotnick.com/power-button/
    excerpt: https://medium.com/@mitpress/pleasure-panic-and-the-politics-of-pushing-123b534eaee7
    BBC “Thinking Allowed”: http://bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000mrl
    Science Friday: http://sciencefriday.com/segments/why-are-we-obsessed-with-pushing-buttons/
    The Verge Science (video about elevator buttons – you’ll see rachel about halfway through): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH1xAbhlJSo
    This is Not a Pipe podcast: https://www.tinapp.org/episodes/powerbutton

    Knotty Objects
    https://medium.com/mit-media-lab/the-summit-9a632339f56c



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