The Tool I Want (2017)

During a one-month residency at Amit’s Hybrid Craft Lab in 2017, I started to develop an idea for the tool I want. A tool that will help me blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, between materials of different origins…

>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157679342488108

Tool sketches



Concepts

– becoming with the machine
– wearable tool
– making music
– performing process

Mobile mask maker

Various sensors costume

Salt water sensing on body

Glove palmGlove back of hand


Related Work

A Wearable Studio Practice

>> http://wsp.plusea.at/

Make Tools, Not Parts

ohmHooks, Tools for E-Textile Techniques…
>> http://www.plusea.at/?category_name=make-tools-not-parts

Tools We Want

>> http://toolswewant.at


IN PROGRESS:

Arduino + Tool, Tool + Jewelry

ATtiny Programming Jewelry Collection

Aesthetics…
using cnc machine to work with specific materials, around material properties, not uniform “raw” materials….
Perforated circuitboard – milling away copper traces and around and in between holes…

ATtiny boards >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=4445
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/9406746963_1bdbce1dc9.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/9499578459_9c413ae039_m.jpg
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ATtiny programming shield >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=3996
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8371/8492195179_e657627a55.jpg

Dave’s ATtiny programming adaptor
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/mellis/albums/72157625027498777

Tiny AVR programmer >> https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11801
https://cdn.sparkfun.com//assets/parts/8/1/1/1/11801-01.jpg

ATtiny segment display >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=3800


Becoming with the Machine…

Dimitri’s tattooed score

Finger Knitting

Fingernail Strippers

Fingertip Measurements

Being the Machine: Reconfiguring Agency and Control in Hybrid Fabrication by Laura Devendorf and Kimiko Ryokai

>> https://bid.berkeley.edu/files/papers/15_CHI_BeingTheMachine.pdf
>> http://artfordorks.com/2014/06/being-the-machine/

Organs without Bodies – Gilles Deleuze “Becoming-machine” by Slavoj Zizek

>> http://www.lacan.com/zizsalsation.html
“The machinic prothesis will be less an external apparatus with whom we interact, and more part of our direct self-experience as a living organism – thus decentering us from within.”
“…Dennett’s insistence on how tools – externalized intelligence on which humans rely – are an inherent part of human identity (it is meaningless to imagine a human being as a biological entity WITHOUT the complex network of his/her tools…”


Wearable Tools

“Jewelry” Tools

3D printed breadboard pendant by Felix Klee:
>> https://vine.co/v/iQiPnZwh9KB

Chantlaine
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatelaine

Leather Tailors Gauntlet
>> http://makezine.com/2014/09/19/leather-tailors-gauntlet/

Steampunk tool gauntlets and wearables

Rachel’s breadboard wristband
>> http://www.rachelfreire.com/news/2015/8/3/e-textile-summer-camp

Breadboard bracelet / pincushion breadboard

Tech gauntlet –> cyborg…


Tooling…

Irene’s Tooling >> http://www.ireneposch.net/tooling/

Pressure Probe

>> http://toolswewant.at/tools/software-tools/pressure-probe/

FreeD

>> http://amitz.co/freed.html

metamoCrochet

>> http://ken-nakagaki.com/works/metamocrochet/

Comp*pass

>> http://ken-nakagaki.com/works/comppass/