Course Description: Making & Manufacturing as Sociocultural Practice

(Formerly known as Made in the Machine: Cultural Practices, Sociopolitical Analyses, and Techniques in Digital Fabrication, Making, and Manufacturing) Recent innovations in digital fabrication have made its technologies much more cheap, sophisticated, and accessible for people of many experiences. In this class, we will explore some of these innovations, their sociopolitical histories and impact on […]

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I&P: Registrations and Trainings

NYU Blog Setup Information Elton Kwok, IDM Tech Director, will run a blog registration session on Friday, February 2 from 4-6 PM in room 817. Regarding IDM student sites (from Elton): The IDM student websites are located at “sites.bxmc.poly.edu/~<username>”. WordPress sites from NYU Web Publishing are at wp.nyu.edu. For IDM student websites, they are reserved […]

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NYU Data Vis Session 11: Final Project Studio Time

Announcements Now up: Good Vis, Bad Vis (from last session) Havas Fellowship: Prototyping the Augmented Island—$5,000 opportunity for NYC graduate students. A+E Networks Mobile AR Prototyping Fellowship—$5,000 opportunity for NYC graduate students Course evaluations are now available. Please be sure to complete your evaluation by December 14. Next Week: Viacom. Agenda here. Address: 1515 Broadway, […]

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“Made in the Machine” Session 11: Phase 3, the digitization of traditional practices

Announcements Final schedule Some Digital/Computational Approaches to Cultural Preservation: Culturally Situated Design Tools (old but comprehensive link) CSDT for HS students Audrey Bennett & Ron Eglash (and my intro to their talk here) Aga Khan Award for Architecture METI school of Rudrapur Agenda 3:40-4:30: Check-ins 4:40-6:00 Digitization of Traditional Practices Assignment Final presentations next week! […]

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“Made in the Machine” Session 10: Phase 3, last bits of Phase 2

Announcements April 28: FINAL PRESENTATIONS May 5: Field Trip to Kammetal, Tesla, Pioneer Works @ 3pm May 13: All resubmissions due Sarah: Precious Plastic Alexis: Inside 3D Printing NPR: DIY Dental  Sourcemap Sourcemap Survey Results Fashion’s Impact: THE FUTURE Supply Chain 101 Agenda 3:30-3:40 Announcements 3:40-4:00 Rewant 4:00-4:20 Tianyu 4:20-4:50 Check-Ins 4:50-5:00 BREAK 5:00-5:30 More […]

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“Made in the Machine” Session 9: Phase 2 Presentations

Announcements Today’s presentation order SITU seeks interns Materials for Phase 3 Phase 2 Grades next week Agenda 3:30-3:45 Announcements 3:45-4:05 Ansh 4:05-4:25 Spencer 4:25-4:45 Sarah 5:00-5:10 BREAK 5:10-5:30 Alexis 5:30-5:50 Anna 5:50-6:10 Francesca 5:55-6:20 Reflections on last week Reflections going forward Schedule for Phase 3 Assignment We are now entering the final Phase! Please write […]

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“Made in the Machine” Session 8: BK Navy Yard, article check-ins

Announcements how-textiles-repeatedly-revolutionised-human-technology Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM/3d printing Visit to Kammetal? Acronyms Agenda 3:30-5:00 Brooklyn Navy Yard tour! 5:00-5:10 BREAK 5:10-6:20 Check-ins Assignments Prepare your final article based on the criteria from Session 6. Make sure that it reads smoothly in semi-formal, conversational English, and that it has no grammatical errors. Get a friend to proofread […]

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