Entangled Threads: Exploring the value and significance of bringing a craft ethos to debates around the IoT/connected things.

Jayne Wallace, Justin Marshall, Jayn Verkerk, Philip Heslop, Loraine Clarke, Martin Skelly

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    Abstract

    Alongside the benefits of a world in which more and more things are internet connected (i.e., the IoT), scaffolded by increasingly powerful AI systems, there is a growing recognition of a flipside to this vision of the future. Issues associated with privacy, transparency, legibility and trust have been widely recognized – which the Mozilla Foundation has encapsulated in their Internet Health Reports [13]. This workshop will explore these tensions and concerns through the lens of craft, both as a practice and a conceptual ethos. We will use embroidery as a craft-oriented ‘thinking through making’ activity as the foundation for discussions of our craft characteristics of which consist of; bespokeness, localism, embodiment, provenance, authenticity, and care. Participants will gain a rich understanding of debates around IoT while being engaged in a ‘thinking through doing’ embodied approach to gaining new insights and leave with their own hand embroidered badge.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTEI '24: Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
    EditorsLuigina Ciolfi, Trevor Hogan
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages1-4
    ISBN (Electronic)9798400704024
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2024
    Event18th International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction - Cork, Ireland
    Duration: 11 Feb 202414 Feb 2024
    https://tei.acm.org/2024/

    Conference

    Conference18th International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction
    Country/TerritoryIreland
    CityCork
    Period11/02/2414/02/24
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    Keywords

    • Craft
    • IoT
    • Internet of things
    • making

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