Joshua Tanenbaum, Gillian Smith
Intersections of Craft, Fabrication, and Play There is a growing research community exploring intersecting themes of craft, computation, and fabrication. Researchers in this space come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds: from practicing artists to ethnographers to technologists. All share an interest in incorporating playfulness into their inquiry, using crafting practice merged with computation to investigate contemporary social issues. This Special Topic brings together researchers who incorporate traditional crafting practices into play (and vice versa), combine game design with fabrication and manufacturing technologies, investigate wearable and embodied interactions for games, use play and fabrication as a means to explore…
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