Abstract - The Information Society 27(4)

Critical Making: Conceptual and Material Studies in Technology and Social Life

Matt Ratto

This paper provides an overview of a series of experiments in what we call 'critical making', a mode of materially productive engagement that is intended to bridge the gap between creative physical and conceptual exploration. While sharing much in common with forms of design and art practice, the goal of these events is primarily focused on using material production - making things - as part of an explicit practice of concept elaboration within the social study of technology.


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