-arduino! (we have an arduino uno, with an accompanying breadboard)
-servo (MicroServo, 180 degree sweep)
-wires to connect servo, potentiometer and arduino
-hot glue gun
Seek out these papers! First, we've listed required readings
for a full understanding of this project.
Then there is a list of supplementary readings to get a better understanding of the fundamentals of Matt Ratto's concept of critical making.
Please, do your best to find this stuff. These are as important as the hot glue! If you're not at an academic institution, give Google Scholar a try--sometimes you can get around the paywalls. Required
Bell, G., & Dourish, P. (2007). Yesterday’s tomorrows: notes on ubiquitous computing’s dominant vision. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
, 11(2), 133–143. doi:10.1007/s00779-006-0071-x
Dunne, A. (n.d.). Electronics as the Post-Optimal Object. In Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design
. Cambridge: MIT Press|cJan. 2006.
Gaver, B. (2002). Designing for Homo Ludens (Still). I3 Magazine
Phillips, D. J. (2009). Ubiquitous computing, spatiality, and the construction of identity. In I. Kerr, V. Steeves, & C. Lucock (Eds.), Lessons from the Identity Trail: Anonymity, Privacy and Identity in a Networked Society
(pp. 303–318). Oxford University Press.
Viseu, A. (2003). Simulation and augmentation: Issues of wearable computers. Ethics and Information Technology
, 5(1), 17–26. Optional
(see Matt Ratto's faculty page for more)
Galey, A. (2010). How a prototype argues. Literary and Linguistic Computing
, 25(4), 405–424.
Ingold, T. (2010). The textility of making. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 34(1), 91–102.
Latour, B. (2008, September 3). A Cautious Prometheus? A Few Steps Toward a Philosophy of Design.
Keynote lecture presented at the Networks of Design Conference- Design History Society, Falmouth, Cornwall.
Ratto, M. (2011). Critical Making: Conceptual and Material Studies in Technology and Social Life.
The Information Society, 27(4), 252–260. doi:10.1080/01972243.2011.583819