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  • Paula Treichler | designing :: techno | culture
    Gomez READ MORE Anne Balsamo Anne Balsamo serves as the Dean of the School of Media Studies at the New School for Public Engagement in New York City Her interest in the relationship between technology and culture informs her practice as a scholar researcher designer and entrepreneur Her current work investigates the cultural implications of Public Interactives as an emergent media form New projects include the design of digital memorials and the creation of feminist networked learning experiments annebalsamo at gmail com Download Balsamo CV Portfolio Carmen Lee Urban Planning in Hong Kong Design As Elaine Hui Chinese Typography Ivy Chan Design Activism in Hong Kong Janet Tang East Meets West Architecture and History in Hong Kong PH Fu Design and Cultural Heritage Polly Poon Hide Seek QRCs in Hong Kong The Design of Public Interactives AIDS Memorial Quilt Digital Experiences Project 2012 Vincent Mak Art for All Ways of the Hand The Text Project Ways of the Hand Taxonomy of Tinkering Practices Designing Culture The Project Design Research Public Interactives Research Team PIRT Articles Interviews Books Monographs Design in Hong Kong Applied Cultural Analysis Exhibits Interactives Performances Documentary Projects Workshops Courses Administration Onomy Labs Inc HASTAC Just For Fun

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  • retirement celebration | designing :: techno | culture
    Gomez READ MORE Anne Balsamo Anne Balsamo serves as the Dean of the School of Media Studies at the New School for Public Engagement in New York City Her interest in the relationship between technology and culture informs her practice as a scholar researcher designer and entrepreneur Her current work investigates the cultural implications of Public Interactives as an emergent media form New projects include the design of digital memorials and the creation of feminist networked learning experiments annebalsamo at gmail com Download Balsamo CV Portfolio Carmen Lee Urban Planning in Hong Kong Design As Elaine Hui Chinese Typography Ivy Chan Design Activism in Hong Kong Janet Tang East Meets West Architecture and History in Hong Kong PH Fu Design and Cultural Heritage Polly Poon Hide Seek QRCs in Hong Kong The Design of Public Interactives AIDS Memorial Quilt Digital Experiences Project 2012 Vincent Mak Art for All Ways of the Hand The Text Project Ways of the Hand Taxonomy of Tinkering Practices Designing Culture The Project Design Research Public Interactives Research Team PIRT Articles Interviews Books Monographs Design in Hong Kong Applied Cultural Analysis Exhibits Interactives Performances Documentary Projects Workshops Courses Administration Onomy Labs Inc HASTAC Just For Fun

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  • Shanghai World Expo Project | designing :: techno | culture
    of public interactive experience where people engage with computational media embedded in READ MORE Anne Balsamo Anne Balsamo serves as the Dean of the School of Media Studies at the New School for Public Engagement in New York City Her interest in the relationship between technology and culture informs her practice as a scholar researcher designer and entrepreneur Her current work investigates the cultural implications of Public Interactives as an emergent media form New projects include the design of digital memorials and the creation of feminist networked learning experiments annebalsamo at gmail com Download Balsamo CV Portfolio Carmen Lee Urban Planning in Hong Kong Design As Elaine Hui Chinese Typography Ivy Chan Design Activism in Hong Kong Janet Tang East Meets West Architecture and History in Hong Kong PH Fu Design and Cultural Heritage Polly Poon Hide Seek QRCs in Hong Kong The Design of Public Interactives AIDS Memorial Quilt Digital Experiences Project 2012 Vincent Mak Art for All Ways of the Hand The Text Project Ways of the Hand Taxonomy of Tinkering Practices Designing Culture The Project Design Research Public Interactives Research Team PIRT Articles Interviews Books Monographs Design in Hong Kong Applied Cultural Analysis Exhibits Interactives Performances Documentary

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  • Tag Cloud Modulator | designing :: techno | culture
    Cloud Crowd An improvisation and critical examination of the epistemology of READ MORE Anne Balsamo Anne Balsamo serves as the Dean of the School of Media Studies at the New School for Public Engagement in New York City Her interest in the relationship between technology and culture informs her practice as a scholar researcher designer and entrepreneur Her current work investigates the cultural implications of Public Interactives as an emergent media form New projects include the design of digital memorials and the creation of feminist networked learning experiments annebalsamo at gmail com Download Balsamo CV Portfolio Carmen Lee Urban Planning in Hong Kong Design As Elaine Hui Chinese Typography Ivy Chan Design Activism in Hong Kong Janet Tang East Meets West Architecture and History in Hong Kong PH Fu Design and Cultural Heritage Polly Poon Hide Seek QRCs in Hong Kong The Design of Public Interactives AIDS Memorial Quilt Digital Experiences Project 2012 Vincent Mak Art for All Ways of the Hand The Text Project Ways of the Hand Taxonomy of Tinkering Practices Designing Culture The Project Design Research Public Interactives Research Team PIRT Articles Interviews Books Monographs Design in Hong Kong Applied Cultural Analysis Exhibits Interactives Performances Documentary Projects

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  • Anne Balsamo | designing :: techno | culture
    DIY Citizenship Conference held at the University of Toronto in November Organized by UT Professors Megan Boler and Matthew Ratto the conference featured presentations and panels on expected topics such as citizen journalism citizen science and youth and media but it also included new perspectives on issues such READ MORE Drumbeat 2010 The Technological Imagination at Work November 12th 2010 Posted in participation teaching By Anne Balsamo Barcelona Spain November 2010 I just returned from participating in the Mozilla Foundation s DRUMBEAT Festival on Learning Freedom and the Open Web held in Barcelona Spain Nov 3 5 2010 I presented two sessions as part of the HASTAC tent called Storming the Academy 1 Storming the Cloud Crowd An improvisation and critical examination of the epistemology of READ MORE Public Interactives on the World Stage June 18th 2010 Posted in projects public interactives Shanghai World Expo By Anne Balsamo Public Interactives include several types of experiences ranging from large scale projections in public spaces urban screens that visually address large groups of people to human scale digital installations intended to be used by individuals in public spaces For example Environmental Interactives describes one category of public interactive experience where people engage with computational media embedded in READ MORE This too will disappear June 15th 2010 Posted in rituals By Anne Balsamo I start this blog with the ritual form of digital greeting The first post is always the most hopeful I ve opened a window to the world here I be Or not Once I get distracted by something the digital dust will accumulate Then finally the 404 This is also a speculative obituary Marx all that is READ MORE 1 2 Anne Balsamo Anne Balsamo serves as the Dean of the School of Media Studies at the New School for

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  • Ways of the Hand: Taxonomy of Tinkering Practices | designing :: techno | culture
    These are invention kits meant to stimulate creativity inspire the imagination and teach kids about design Tinkertoys and Legos were two of the earliest and most popular creative construction sets More recent kits such as Lego Mindstorms and PicoCrickets combine programmable elements such as circuits sensors and motors with Lego bricks and other items PicoCricket Special Interest Creative Communities HDR Stereo3D imaging on Flickr Flickr http www flickr com is an image and video hosting website web services suite and online community platform In addition to sharing personal photographs it is widely used by bloggers as a photo repository Its popularity has been fueled by its organization tools which allow photos to be tagged and browsed by folksonomic means YouTube http www youtube com is a video sharing website where users can upload view and share video clips Adobe Flash Video technology allows for a wide variety of user generated video content including movie clips TV clips and music videos as well as amateur content such as videoblogging and short original videos Digg http www digg com is a website for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the Internet by submitting links and stories and voting and commenting on submitted links and stories Voting stories up and down is the site s cornerstone function respectively called digging and burying Many stories get submitted every day but only the most dugg stories appear on the front page Design Float http www designfloat com is a social media site dedicated to the design industry The Outer Post http www theouterpost com is an indie networking site for artists musicians writers and fashionistas You can add a portfolio to show off your videos music writing or photos and create a playlist for site visitors to listen to when they come across your profile There are separate pages for premium content representing four of their main art categories including music art fashion and culture They also accepts written submissions from users for these premium content sections to be reviewed by its editorial staff VIRB http www virb com is a social community that breaks through the constraints of social networking and brings everything music movies photos blogging and design together in an easy to use package Virb is a new product from Unborn Media the people behind popular music networking service PureVolume VirbTunes is an Audioscrobbler like iTunes plugin that pulls information like your most frequently played songs artists and more and displays that information on your Virb profile for everyone to see DeviantArt http www deviantart com is an international online community for artists launched in 2000 including photography digital art traditional art literature Flash filmmaking and skins for applications The site has downloadable resources such as tutorials and stock photography DeviantArt was loosely inspired by projects like Winamp facelift customize org deskmod com screenphuck com and skinz org all application skin based websites The website has several forums and a shoutbox user pages a gallery favorites a watch list called DeviantWatch message center news articles AdCast Art Shop RSS feeds and Chat Estitica Design Forum http www estetica design forum com is a social network and forum for graphic designers and web designers with social bookmarking voting for designers blog posts RSS and posting of photos and videos Sabet TV http www sabet tv is a social network for artists from around the world It s a place to share your work and life with other like minded artists designers and filmmakers It was created by the founder of mojizu com Ali Sabet out of Irvine CA Myartspace http www myartspace com is an online social network for emerging and established artists with free membership Artists can organize work into groupings portfolios and as galleries collections of portfolios and can control presentation of the gallery adding voice audio narration and video Communication tools include messaging between users ratings of artists and paintings by the community reviews and commentary by the community and each member has their own blog one of the largest collections of online interviews with emerging artists in the world Daily news on the arts the global directory has artists galleries museums and other resources and the classified section is a place to exchange goods and service Artlog http www artlog com is the place for artists to connect share work and discover innovative new art design Artlog is for art makers insiders organizations and art lovers There are no upload limits and it s free Find and follow artists and art works explore exhibitions openings parties and festivals the latest news access content including original writing video podcasts communicate collaborate and network meet new people at artlog member events follow and track other users artlogs build a professional artist portfolio website with a custom domain name Artlog Jobs is a service to find jobs internships and volunteer opportunities Paper Prototyping Paper prototyping is a variant of usability testing for Web sites Web applications and conventional software often involving two people in the performance of realistic tasks First the tasks to be accomplished are chosen Then screen shots and or hand sketched drafts of the windows menus dialog boxes pages popup messages etc that are needed to perform those tasks are taken Then one person interacts with a paper version of an interface which is controlled by another person who is the computer and does not explain how the interface is supposed to work Other members of the development team observe and take notes The advantages of paper prototyping are that it is a fast way to mock up an interface and refine it before implementing it Paper Prototyping Artistic Reappropriation Remix Art In Second Life In 2006 Creative Commons presented a Remix Art event inspired by the Free Culture movement in Second Life Artists were encouraged to submit remixes based on the images from SharingisDaring org and Free Culture NYU according to the appropriate CC licenses MoMA s Red Studio http redstudio moma org is a teen website developed by MoMA in collaboration with high school students REMIX an interactive collage inspires users to create art using techniques such as collage and repetition Drawing on some of the strategies employed by the artist Shahzia Sikander it provides a palette of photographs simple shapes lines and sizing tools that let you recreate new images out of existing ones Self Help self tinkering People are being encouraged to play active roles in their health and well being rather than relying upon experts or others to solve their problems User Groups User groups also users groups or user s groups are clubs focused on the use of a particular technology usually computer related They started in the early days of mainframe computers as a way to share knowledge and useful software usually written by end users independently of the factory supplied programming efforts Before the World Wide Web obtaining technical assistance with computers was often difficult while computer clubs provided free technical support Groups may be organized around a particular brand of current hardware IBM Macintosh current software and operating systems Linux Microsoft Windows Clipper or sometimes dedicated to obsolete systems or historical computers Apple II PDP 11 Osborne SHARE a user group originated by aerospace industry corporate users of IBM mainframe computers was founded in 1955 and is the oldest computer user group still active The groups have members but also offer information and services to the general public Most have activities such as public lectures newsletters software archive library of media or tools an online presence swap meets technical support and social events Wikipedia has a list of user groups characterized by interest with links http en wikipedia org wiki List of users 27 groups and another aggregate source is the User Group Network http www user groups net Artist Run and Independent Galleries and Spaces Machine Project http www machineproject com is best described by their mission statement As our society and culture grows increasingly reliant on technology the specific underlying technologies grow ever more complicated Hands on how to knowledge feels increasingly remote and arcane and many artists feel forced to rely on whatever tools or services they can afford to purchase In low income communities this means that technology based culture often seems completely out of reach of the individual artist We provide educational resources to artists working with technology to educate and collaborate with artists to produce site specific non commercial work and to promote conversations between artists scientists poets technicians performers and the communities of Los Angeles as a whole These three aims are closely related With our wide array of cultural programming we demonstrate the creative possibilities of technology to open up interdisciplinary conversations between disparate knowledge communities With our presentations and lectures we offer rarified knowledge in a friendly human manner and we foster a greater understanding between art and science And at the most practical level we offer hands on training in some of the skills presented in our exhibits and lectures putting knowledge tools into the hands of our community and giving them the ability to create work of their own Dorkbot http www dorkbot org is a group of affiliated organizations worldwide that sponsor grassroots meetings of artists engineers designers scientists inventors and anyone else working under the topic of electronic art encouraging the free exchange of ideas Their motto is people doing strange things with electricity The purpose of dorkbot meetings is to nurture a local electronic arts community and to encourage emerging and established artists to present new works for informal peer review While many of the groups hold their meetings at universities and students are encouraged to attend they are not restricted to the academic community Openair Demoscene A computer art subculture originating in the hacking world from software cracker signatures that produces non interactive code driven audiovisual shorts with one caveat they must run in real time on a computer Not only does this require audio and video artistry but the expertise to render and execute a presentation within extreme file size constraints A deliverable in a demo scene competition is usually an executable which runs the entry in real time rather than as a pre rendered multimedia file As a result the demo scene is a space for innovation in computer art and video game graphics especially procedural Demoscene Personal Manufacturing ponoko cafepress com Personal Manufacturing rests on the ability for anyone to create manufacture and distribute their own goods or to connect with others to design sell or buy individually designed and produced goods On the one hand personal manufacturing enables a return to a pre massification era but it also takes advantage of personal computers relatively inexpensive hardware and software and the social networking capabilities of Web 2 0 to enable the production of original individualized products See Ponoko as an example of a personal manufacturing community Ponoko Where are we drawing the line between tinkering practices and everything else Tinkering as we are defining it includes at least one or more of the following strategies of improvisation and iteration making things out of whatever is at hand making things out of parts that push beyond the boundaries of their original contexts making things out of a combination of heterogenous parts and components making things out of both raw and finished materials combining the industrial and the handmade augmenting modifying and repurposing objects and media strategies of collage appropriation and montage strategies of open endedness potential for revision improvement alteration a tendency toward social and communal practices development of and dependence on porous and ad hoc communities customization and personalization of consumer and industrial products Tinkering can be defined as the practice of amateurs vs professionals or as hobbies vs professions but we are not emphasizing these distinctions because we don t want to exclude either 2013 08 11 POSTED BY Anne Balsamo 783 comments Comment Comments RSS Trackbacks 0 Comments 783 Marguerite Balsillie March 15th 2016 REPLY QUOTE The other method is called Papworth which encourages an asthma sufferer to find a breathing rate using diaphragmatic breathing exercises that works to reduce symptoms of asthma Angelita Lansford March 15th 2016 REPLY QUOTE Appearance is only one of several elements of garden fencing from time to time a pretty seeking fence isn t adequate and you will need garden fencing for 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  • Ways of the Hand: Taxonomy of Tinkering Practices | designing :: techno | culture
    evident with operating systems but also true for more specific applications such as Blender 3D Modelling or Delta 3D game engine Open source software is often integrated Python an open source programming language is a common enabler especially in university and research settings Video Audio Remix Culture YouTube Participatory Artists Culture Learningtoloveyoumore com http learningtoloveyoumore com is both a website and a series of non web presentations comprised of work made by the general public in response to assignments given by artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher Yuri Ono designs and manages the website Participants accept an assignment complete it by following the simple but specific instructions send in the required report photograph text video etc and see their work posted online Like a recipe meditation practice or familiar song the prescriptive nature of these assignments is intended to guide people towards their own experience Since the site is also an ever changing series of exhibitions screenings and radio broadcasts presented all over the world participant s documentation is also their submission for possible inclusion in one of these presentations Past presentations have taken place at venues that include The Whitney Museum Rhodes College in Memphis TN Aurora Picture Show in Houston TX The Seattle Art Museum and the Wattis Institute in San Francisco Art Mobs http mod blogs com art mobs is an ongoing project for Organizational Communication students in the Department of Communication Arts at Marymount Manhattan College their mission is to explore the intersection of communication art and mobile technology They create unofficial audio guides for MoMA inviting the public to do the same Podcasting has democratized the experience of touring museums offering a way for anyone to curate The project is part of what Lawrence Lessig calls Remix Culture They also collaborated with the NYC based digital arts group YellowArrow to host a gallery event on Marymount s campus in Manhattan designing a messaging system for mobile phones that allowed visitors to send and receive SMS text messages about works of art on display in the gallery Creative Construction Toolkits Lego Lego Mindstorms Vex PicoCricket These are invention kits meant to stimulate creativity inspire the imagination and teach kids about design Tinkertoys and Legos were two of the earliest and most popular creative construction sets More recent kits such as Lego Mindstorms and PicoCrickets combine programmable elements such as circuits sensors and motors with Lego bricks and other items PicoCricket Special Interest Creative Communities HDR Stereo3D imaging on Flickr Flickr http www flickr com is an image and video hosting website web services suite and online community platform In addition to sharing personal photographs it is widely used by bloggers as a photo repository Its popularity has been fueled by its organization tools which allow photos to be tagged and browsed by folksonomic means YouTube http www youtube com is a video sharing website where users can upload view and share video clips Adobe Flash Video technology allows for a wide variety of user generated video content including movie clips TV clips and music videos as well as amateur content such as videoblogging and short original videos Digg http www digg com is a website for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the Internet by submitting links and stories and voting and commenting on submitted links and stories Voting stories up and down is the site s cornerstone function respectively called digging and burying Many stories get submitted every day but only the most dugg stories appear on the front page Design Float http www designfloat com is a social media site dedicated to the design industry The Outer Post http www theouterpost com is an indie networking site for artists musicians writers and fashionistas You can add a portfolio to show off your videos music writing or photos and create a playlist for site visitors to listen to when they come across your profile There are separate pages for premium content representing four of their main art categories including music art fashion and culture They also accepts written submissions from users for these premium content sections to be reviewed by its editorial staff VIRB http www virb com is a social community that breaks through the constraints of social networking and brings everything music movies photos blogging and design together in an easy to use package Virb is a new product from Unborn Media the people behind popular music networking service PureVolume VirbTunes is an Audioscrobbler like iTunes plugin that pulls information like your most frequently played songs artists and more and displays that information on your Virb profile for everyone to see DeviantArt http www deviantart com is an international online community for artists launched in 2000 including photography digital art traditional art literature Flash filmmaking and skins for applications The site has downloadable resources such as tutorials and stock photography DeviantArt was loosely inspired by projects like Winamp facelift customize org deskmod com screenphuck com and skinz org all application skin based websites The website has several forums and a shoutbox user pages a gallery favorites a watch list called DeviantWatch message center news articles AdCast Art Shop RSS feeds and Chat Estitica Design Forum http www estetica design forum com is a social network and forum for graphic designers and web designers with social bookmarking voting for designers blog posts RSS and posting of photos and videos Sabet TV http www sabet tv is a social network for artists from around the world It s a place to share your work and life with other like minded artists designers and filmmakers It was created by the founder of mojizu com Ali Sabet out of Irvine CA Myartspace http www myartspace com is an online social network for emerging and established artists with free membership Artists can organize work into groupings portfolios and as galleries collections of portfolios and can control presentation of the gallery adding voice audio narration and video Communication tools include messaging between users ratings of artists and paintings by the community reviews and commentary by the community and each member has their own blog one of the largest collections of online interviews with emerging artists in the world Daily news on the arts the global directory has artists galleries museums and other resources and the classified section is a place to exchange goods and service Artlog http www artlog com is the place for artists to connect share work and discover innovative new art design Artlog is for art makers insiders organizations and art lovers There are no upload limits and it s free Find and follow artists and art works explore exhibitions openings parties and festivals the latest news access content including original writing video podcasts communicate collaborate and network meet new people at artlog member events follow and track other users artlogs build a professional artist portfolio website with a custom domain name Artlog Jobs is a service to find jobs internships and volunteer opportunities Paper Prototyping Paper prototyping is a variant of usability testing for Web sites Web applications and conventional software often involving two people in the performance of realistic tasks First the tasks to be accomplished are chosen Then screen shots and or hand sketched drafts of the windows menus dialog boxes pages popup messages etc that are needed to perform those tasks are taken Then one person interacts with a paper version of an interface which is controlled by another person who is the computer and does not explain how the interface is supposed to work Other members of the development team observe and take notes The advantages of paper prototyping are that it is a fast way to mock up an interface and refine it before implementing it Paper Prototyping Artistic Reappropriation Remix Art In Second Life In 2006 Creative Commons presented a Remix Art event inspired by the Free Culture movement in Second Life Artists were encouraged to submit remixes based on the images from SharingisDaring org and Free Culture NYU according to the appropriate CC licenses MoMA s Red Studio http redstudio moma org is a teen website developed by MoMA in collaboration with high school students REMIX an interactive collage inspires users to create art using techniques such as collage and repetition Drawing on some of the strategies employed by the artist Shahzia Sikander it provides a palette of photographs simple shapes lines and sizing tools that let you recreate new images out of existing ones Self Help self tinkering People are being encouraged to play active roles in their health and well being rather than relying upon experts or others to solve their problems User Groups User groups also users groups or user s groups are clubs focused on the use of a particular technology usually computer related They started in the early days of mainframe computers as a way to share knowledge and useful software usually written by end users independently of the factory supplied programming efforts Before the World Wide Web obtaining technical assistance with computers was often difficult while computer clubs provided free technical support Groups may be organized around a particular brand of current hardware IBM Macintosh current software and operating systems Linux Microsoft Windows Clipper or sometimes dedicated to obsolete systems or historical computers Apple II PDP 11 Osborne SHARE a user group originated by aerospace industry corporate users of IBM mainframe computers was founded in 1955 and is the oldest computer user group still active The groups have members but also offer information and services to the general public Most have activities such as public lectures newsletters software archive library of media or tools an online presence swap meets technical support and social events Wikipedia has a list of user groups characterized by interest with links http en wikipedia org wiki List of users 27 groups and another aggregate source is the User Group Network http www user groups net Artist Run and Independent Galleries and Spaces Machine Project http www machineproject com is best described by their mission statement As our society and culture grows increasingly reliant on technology the specific underlying technologies grow ever more complicated Hands on how to knowledge feels increasingly remote and arcane and many artists feel forced to rely on whatever tools or services they can afford to purchase In low income communities this means that technology based culture often seems completely out of reach of the individual artist We provide educational resources to artists working with technology to educate and collaborate with artists to produce site specific non commercial work and to promote conversations between artists scientists poets technicians performers and the communities of Los Angeles as a whole These three aims are closely related With our wide array of cultural programming we demonstrate the creative possibilities of technology to open up interdisciplinary conversations between disparate knowledge communities With our presentations and lectures we offer rarified knowledge in a friendly human manner and we foster a greater understanding between art and science And at the most practical level we offer hands on training in some of the skills presented in our exhibits and lectures putting knowledge tools into the hands of our community and giving them the ability to create work of their own Dorkbot http www dorkbot org is a group of affiliated organizations worldwide that sponsor grassroots meetings of artists engineers designers scientists inventors and anyone else working under the topic of electronic art encouraging the free exchange of ideas Their motto is people doing strange things with electricity The purpose of dorkbot meetings is to nurture a local electronic arts community and to encourage emerging and established artists to present new works for informal peer review While many of the groups hold their meetings at universities and students are encouraged to attend they are not restricted to the academic community Openair Demoscene A computer art subculture originating in the hacking world from software cracker signatures that produces non interactive code driven audiovisual shorts with one caveat they must run in real time on a computer Not only does this require audio and video artistry but the expertise to render and execute a presentation within extreme file size constraints A deliverable in a demo scene competition is usually an executable which runs the entry in real time rather than as a pre rendered multimedia file As a result the demo scene is a space for innovation in computer art and video game graphics especially procedural Demoscene Personal Manufacturing ponoko cafepress com Personal Manufacturing rests on the ability for anyone to create manufacture and distribute their own goods or to connect with others to design sell or buy individually designed and produced goods On the one hand personal manufacturing enables a return to a pre massification era but it also takes advantage of personal computers relatively inexpensive hardware and software and the social networking capabilities of Web 2 0 to enable the production of original individualized products See Ponoko as an example of a personal manufacturing community Ponoko Where are we drawing the line between tinkering practices and everything else Tinkering as we are defining it includes at least one or more of the following strategies of improvisation and iteration making things out of whatever is at hand making things out of parts that push beyond the boundaries of their original contexts making things out of a combination of heterogenous parts and components making things out of both raw and finished materials combining the industrial and the handmade augmenting modifying and repurposing objects and media strategies of collage appropriation and montage strategies of open endedness potential for revision improvement alteration a tendency toward social and communal practices development of and dependence on porous and ad hoc communities customization and personalization of consumer and industrial products Tinkering can be defined as the practice of amateurs vs professionals or as hobbies vs professions but we are not emphasizing these distinctions because we don t want to exclude either 2013 08 11 POSTED BY Anne Balsamo 783 comments Comment Comments RSS Trackbacks 0 Comments 783 Arlie Pugliese March 17th 2015 REPLY QUOTE Here are some tips in the truth about belly fat review So by eating 6 meals a day you may have 4 cheat meals a week From there he clearly explains why 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