The Course

This site presents the works developed and the lessons learned during the J-Term course “Quantified Self & Fabrication” at Harvard GSD, 14-16 January 2015.

About the Topic:

We produce increasing quantities of data in our daily activities. Text messages, email, exercise data loggers, commute records, each could be opportunities for data-driven design and digital fabrication, a characteristic connection. We investigate in this course whether this set of data can have real effect on the physical reality of  our lives. Have you ever thought of making a chair using a text message? How can your email exchanges shape the lamp in your bedroom?

This 3-day course looks at modes of creativity using data for fabrication and inform processes for collecting the data, manipulating it and structuring it.

Students join a practical session discussing the relationship between the machine, material, data and design.

Instructors: Joëlle Bitton and Kevin Hinz.


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