Artifact & Affect

Artifact & Affect: open ended strata of communication


Matias del Campo, Sandra Manninger


Robotics, Philosophy, Design, Architecture, Digital Fabrication, Affect (Cultural Theory), Robots


The main aim of this paper is to explore the manifold planes of possible communication between various fields of expertise triggered by two specific conditions: Artifact and Affect. The relation between the conditions is described by the application of computer numerical control and the artifacts of the process grinded into the surface condition. Resulting in opulent novel conditions which can be read in multiplicious ways.

Figure 1 Corrugated , Cordroy surface condition on panels for the exhibition design The Austrian Winery boom, on show in the Austrian Cultural Forum NY, Fall 2007

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