Hand E-craft: an Investigation into Hand Use in Digital Creative Practice
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The hands play a vital role in everyday creativity and are our primary interface with the world. This paper focuses on hand use in creative practice and presents case study research that illuminates the ways in which the hands inform creative processes when working with digital technology. The investigation documents the development of a body of work by an artist who uses a hybrid digital practice in which hand craft is combined with digital processes to create intricate digitally printed paper-cut collages. Digital technology is shown to support the artist’s creative practice by providing access to tools and processes that enable work to be generated that could be made no other way. Interfaces that are used by many artists in everyday computer aided design practice however, are shown to frequently inhibit the expression of emotion and frustrate the user due to their lack of haptic sensitivity.
Creativity and Cognition Conference Proceedings;
Treadaway, C. (2009) 'Hand E-craft: an Investigation into Hand Use in Digital Creative Practice', (2009) Creativity and Cognition 09 Conference Proceedings, Berkeley, October 2009.
Conference paper presented at Creativity and Cognition 09, Berkeley, 26-30 October 2009
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