Daniela Rosner (UC Berkeley)
This workshop explores the idea of designing for provenance - foregrounding and extending meaningful traces of creation, time and use. From piezoresistive fabrics to leather and wood, we will look at how materials wear and evolve to communicate our interactions across time. Central in these explorations will be the Spyn technology, mobile phone software that associates digital records (audio/visual media, text, and geographic data) with physical locations on handmade fabric. By diving into a particular set of materials through both theoretical and hands-on work, participants will learn how to evaluate material constraints and examine new opportunities for design.