Everyday objects glean their patina of "everydayness" through habituated, patterned, and comfortable use. As we touch, watch, listen, or move them, their particular physical qualities guide our fluid interactions with them. A tacit knowledge of what we can anticipate amplifies our conception of them as ordinary things. What happens when we shift our modes of sensory interaction to re-imagine these everyday objects? In this workshop we will transform ordinary things into objects with sonic voices, visual memories, and animated surfaces. As we explore how they activate our creativity and expand our conception of the everyday, we hope to bring together artists, technologist, designers, and other playful people to transform ordinary things and re-imagine future scenarios of the everyday.
July 2009 Archives
This active workshop introduces three novel, expressive tools as catalysts for re-imagining everyday objects. We seek eclectic, adventurous participants to playfully envision, prototype, and re-present familiar objects imbued with tangible behaviors.