The final presentation for Module 1. The methodological module is meant to explore and investigate the types of approaches to research that are dominant in our respective disciplines. With this in mind, this presentation is an overview of methodologies applicable to my current direction, of how I might gather data for evaluation and prototypes, and is not an solidified outline of my project’s trajectory since I have yet to define the project at this point.
Recently I have been trying to tease out the distinction between tangible interfaces and the concept of computational composites. The latter is quite elusive to grasp as a whole, largely because its conceivers didn’t provide the best examples. They were overbearing, clunky, and a tad too conceptual for my tastes. That being said, the theoretical foundation propping these prototypes up is brilliant and I still find much to take from it.
Lately I have been very inspired by the work of Marcelo Coehlo, especially his work around SMAs and paper-based computing. This particular paper he wrote with Jamie Zigelbaum crystallized some of the ideas I had thrown around, in particular how to define a computational composite and whether I should rethink that term. Continue reading »