Copper & Control: A Progress Update from 5CollDH Fellow Wouter Schievink

Context Quotes:“We shape our tool, thereafter they shape us” – Father John Culkin“A computer is nothing but the actualization of man’s greatest desire to possess and control” – The Pattern On The Stone“In order to skillfully operate instruments a human being must internalize aspects of those instruments into their kinesthetic and perceptual habits.” – Joseph WeizenbaumWorking with any specific taxonomy of tools encourages me to leap into holes which exceed my height. For instance, I’ll get sucked into 3D printing, … Read More

An Imagined Product Launch for a Very-Not-Imaginary Product

    Where does the device stop and you begin? What’s it like to live as a machine? These are familiar questions to science fiction literature, but take on shocking new stakes in 2014-15 5CollDH undergraduate fellow Wouter Schievink’s project. Through a series of public art installations exploring robotics, organic material, and interactivity, his project interrogates our physical relationships with ephemeral technologies. In his own words:    Hello, my name is Tom, co-founder of Skinskin.I’m so glad that all of you could make … Read More