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Making Magic Machines

Author
Kristina Andersen
Publisher / Label
KTH ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Country
Sweden
Language
English
Publication year
2013
Type of publication
Catalogue
Number of pages
140
ISBN
9789177295082

Index

CONTENTS
Abstract V
Sammanfattning VII
Acknowledgments IX

Preface 1
1. Starting Out 3
2. Technology as a Magical Unknown 8
3. The Missing Requirement 10
4. Research Questions and Concerns 13
Associated Papers and Material 15
5. Framework: Diffraction and Obstruction 17
6. Methods for Storming 23
7. Methodology 27
8. Making a Magic Machine 30
  Language 34
  The Introduction 36
  The Prompt 40
  The Material Switch 42
  Being Done 45
  Description 46
  Group Discussion 50
  Documentation 51
  Variation versus Structure 53
9. Physical Outcomes 54
  Complexity 55
  Simplicity 56
  Precision 57
  Vagueness 58
  Evocation 59
  Preconception 61
  Resilience 61
  Limitation 63
  Material Outcomes 63
10. Inside the Workshop Experience 65
  Contextualisation 66
  Secrecy 66
  Adjustment 67
  Emergence 68
  Exposure 69
  Friction 70
  Cohesion 72
  Rationalisation 73
11. Application and Deployment 75
12. Discussion of Emerging Elements 83
  Magic and Magical Thinking 84
  Thinking Through the Prop 85
  Leaky Objects 87
  Responsibility, Commitment and Risk 88
  Workshop as Gift Exchange 89
  Creating Design Knowledge 90
13. How to do a Magic Machine Workshop 93
14. Contribution and Conclusion 95
Postscript 101
References 103
Appendices 109
  Interviews Referenced 110
  Workshops Referenced 110
  Projects Referenced 110
  Image Credits 111
  Additional Image Documentation 112
Overview of Associated Papers 118
  1: Circles and Props - Making Unknown Technology 119
  2: Making Magic Machines 120
  3: The Deliberate Cargocult 121
  4: The Instrument as the Source of New in New Music 122
  5: The Dial: Exploring Computational Strangeness 123
  6: Anti-Solutionist Strategies: Seriously Silly Design Fiction 124
  7: 821 words and 20 images 125
Related papers 126