Wed. 12th October 2016
T1005 iLab, ground floor South Building
Ratto, M., 2011. Critical Making: Conceptual and Material Studies in Technology and Social Life, The Information Society: An International Journal, 27:4, 252-260 [online] Available at:<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01972243.2011.583819> [Accessed 29 July 2016].
This article provides an overview of a series of experiments in what the author calls critical making, a mode of materially productive engagement that is intended to bridge the gap between creative physical and conceptual exploration. Although they share much in common with forms of design and art practice, the goal of these events is primarily focused on using material production—making things—as part of an explicit practice of concept elaboration within the social study of technology.