For the last little while, Studio M has played host to students in a couple of Davidson’s digital humanities courses. This course encourages student to use traditional objects or methods in new ways. This particular project revolves around hacking books.
Today’s is from DiemTien Le in DIG350..
My name is DiemTien Le, and I’m a sophomore from Charlotte, NC. I’ve been working on a Book Enhancement Project for Dr. Sample’s DIG350 class.
Using ninjablock sensors, I have hacked my book (Barron’s American Sign Language) to allow users to communicate wirelessly as they interact with the book. When a user opens the cover, a sensor automatically recognizes this movement and sends a tweet and email.
I am glad to say that failure can be productive.
In addition, I have designed a 3D-printed model hand that is assembled like a puzzle. Once the puzzle is assembled, the user can insert the hand into a case to activate a clicker, which will also send a tweet and email. The clicker is encased in a 3D printed shell.
This was my first time designing and printing in 3D, and it is much easier than I expected!
Although I have gone through at least 4 different models of my hand and case, I am glad to say that failure can be productive. This was my first time designing and printing in 3D, and it is much easier than I expected! I highly encourage anyone who hasn’t visited Studio M to explore, create, and find ways to incorporate Studio M’s resources into classwork.
For more of DienTiem’s work, visit her flog.