Products That Ruined the World, But Started A Discussion
The title of this body of work, Products That Ruined the World, But Started A Discussion, carries the heavy connotations of an environment's cry for help. This assumption would be partially correct. The group of stories relates to a broader understanding of our individual relationships to the environment. The ecological setting, in this case, is depicted in a multitude of forms: in figurative representation, in literal representation, and in a subliminal representation that must be culled from the stories collectively.
Techne - The Embedded Circuit
This project, under the title, “Techne,” manifested as weeks of cultural research, prototyping a working loom model, recording and displaying the process of weaving the piece, and creating a tapestry embedded with a working electronic circuit. Although the tapestry is the first in a collection of experiments in this hybrid medium, the final piece acts as a standalone item that warrants discussion concerning the intersections of technology and craft and our expectations of either group.