[ISEA2015] Introduction: Sub Theme: Prototype and DIY

Introductory Statement

We are in the midst of a revolution driven by DIY culture and participatory cultures of making. These cultures are knit together by networked technology and driven by increasingly available and ever-smaller and more powerful components in the internet of things. Hacking as in: DIY, physical computing, drones, robots, sensor networks, body-hacking, biofeedback, responsive systems, hacking as a determinant in political and aesthetic strategies, the critical making movement, 3D printing and rapid prototyping all have a place in this framework. While applied, these technological processes fluctuate in a speculative and creative space.