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Modern Craft: Locating the Material in a Digital Age

For many, the rise of computation suggests an accelerating transition from physical to digital media. However, the mounting popularity of craft—knitting, sewing, pottery—asserts a central role for skilled handwork in our digital world. How might the study of craft, which sits at the nexus of labor and leisure, reveal new avenues for design? Daniela Rosner is a PhD Candidate at the School of Information at UC Berkeley. Her research combines design, computing and fieldwork to reveal the social conditions and cultural values that shape and are shaped by digital technology.

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When Apr 22, 2012
from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Grad Schl Ed. Info Studies (GSEIS) Bldg. - Room 111
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