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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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 2024 - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9798400704024
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2024
Event18th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2024 - Cork, Ireland
Duration: 11 Feb 202414 Feb 2024

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference18th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2024
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