Sketching in Hardware 2
A summit on the design of/with physical computing toolkits.

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June 23-24, 2007

Mechanics' Institute Library, San Francisco

The act of sketching defines and redefines boundaries. Everyone who makes sketches, whether on paper, in software or, increasingly, in hardware. Sketching may begin with an idea, but the process fundamentally changes that idea. Sketches identify both what an idea is, and what it is not. They serve as histories and illustrations. Sketching tools simultaneously help and constrain the possibilities of sketching. Make a new sketching tool and new boundaries appear, while old ones dissolve.

This year's theme is Boundary Conditions

Through discussion, experience and sketching we will examine the boundaries in developing physical computing: boundaries between components, between standards, between making objects and creating experiences, between cost and sustainability, between the expected and the unorthodox, and between creator and toolkit.

Sketching in Hardware 2 will be a two day meeting of people intimately involved in this field to discuss the ideas, methods, challenges and potential of physical computing technologies.

BACKGROUND: SKETCHING IN HARDWARE 1

The program from Sketching in Hardware 1, June 2006, includes links to notes and many of the presentations given there.

DETAILS
The summit will be held on June 23-24, 2007 at the Mechanics' Institute Library in downtown San Francisco . The Mechanics' Institute Library is the oldest library on the West Coast and a cornerstone of the technological development of San Francisco , which became a major worldwide center of innovation in metal, mining and shipping, rivaling today's Silicon Valley in its impact on the world.

The conference hotel is the Executive Hotel Vintage Court.
Dinner on Saturday, June 23 will be at Cafe Bastille, with drinks at House of Shields beforehand.
A map with all of the conference locations is available here.

CONTACT
Mike Kuniavsky: mikek (at) sketching07.com


 
Sponsors




Ryan Aipperspach
Berkeley, US

Ed Bennett
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
, US

Julian Bleecker
USC, US

Leslie Chicione
Satisfaction, US

Ellen Yi-Luen Do
Georgia Tech, US

Gary Goddard
SFAI, US

Adam Greenfield
Studies and Observations, US

Mark D. Gross
CMU, US

Brian Hinch
Tellart, US

Lars-Erik Holmquist

Mobile Life Center , Sweden

Richard Humphrey
Artist, US

Tom Igoe
ITP, US

Wendy Ju
Stanford, US

Ruth Kikin-Gil
ruthkikin.com, Israel

Shigeru Kobayashi
Gainer/Funnel, Japan

Mike Kuniavsky
ThingM, US

Tod E. Kurt
ThingM, US

Dave A. Mellis
Arduino, Synthesis Studios, US

Stefan Marti
SAIT, US


Camille Moussette
Umea, Sweden

Les Nelson
PARC, US

Chris Palmer
SFAI, US

Kimiko Ryokai
Berkeley, US

Nathan Seidle
Sparkfun.com, US

Jasper Speicher
Tellart, US

Liam Staskawiz
Making Things, US

Scott Watson
Disney, US

Camille Utterback
Artist, US

Dave Vondle
IDEO, US

Bill Verplank
Stanford, US

Nick Zambetti
Arduino, IDEO, US

Haiyan Zhang
IDII, IDEO

David Zicarelli
Cycling 74, US