In this workshop, we take apart everyday tools, mechanical objects, and simple technologies to understand the basic mechanisms that drive these devices. We learn something about machine and mechanics by reverse-engineering these devices in attempt to alter or modify their purposes. We will hack mass-produced objects to serve our own enquiry.
Week 1’s workshop introduces what we will be looking at in this subject, how we will be exploring these areas, and why will we be doing it. We begin by asking how we interact with creative works? What produces meaningful interactions? We will also be getting our hands dirty by making simple machines, exploring mechanics, and manipulating materials to make things move. Continue reading