CRITICAL MAKING EXERCISE

Pen
Paper
Probably internet access

Outline a critical making exercise.

Choose a topic: it should be somewhat problematic in a complex way – something about which we can think critically – and to do with technology. (Remember Ratto’s examples: distance learning, “walled garden” social networks, net neutrality.)

What kind of prototyping / making exercise would be appropriate for a critical making event for a group to address this? Get concrete: what stuff would they need? (Roughly – don’t worry about specifying makes/models/precise names of hardware, etc.) What would they do with the stuff?

A few thoughts from today to keep in mind:

Bring these in on Wednesday and we’ll discuss.