Physical and digital.
I question myself as to what my understanding of this relationship is. Although I have come to some conclusion.
Digital crafting is the action of merging a material object i.e shoes, with a form of technology such as LED lights to create. The convergence of these two concepts come together to create the new phenomenon of LED sneakers.
Wearable technology is ideal in describing craft and digital making – and not only because it is my chosen media platform.
From this weeks lecture and further explored through the tutorial a phrase was said which allowed me to understand this weeks content. ‘Speculative realism‘ – when we look at an object we intend to find the correlation between thought and being.
I agree with this term, in the process of digital crafting manufactures and designers brainstorm the ways in which they can transform a tangible object into a digital artefact. We can explore this through LED sneakers. Below is a DIY video on how to create your own LED Sneakers.