Craft Consciousness: The Powerlessness of Traditional Embroidery

Abstract

Our research aims to comprehend Taiwanese traditional embroidery culture and the traditional embroidery operators' general consciousness about their own jobs through interviews and field research. We learned that there is a sense of "powerlessness" in the traditional embroidery industry. The sense of "powerlessness" comes from not only the operators themselves but also the general mentality in Taiwan. Drawing on this phenomenon, we designed interactive artifacts with sounds, trying to stimulate peoples' existing imagination on cultural consciousness. Until now, we have completed a prototype, which integrates embroidery and interactive audio. Finally, we will use conductive thread as our design material to create our final artifact and hold an exhibition to demonstrate it, encouraging people to make reflection and discourse upon this issue.

DOI: 10.1145/2702613.2732803

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@inproceedings{Wang2015CraftCT, title={Craft Consciousness: The Powerlessness of Traditional Embroidery}, author={Yu-Shin Wang and Yuan-Yao Hsu and Wei-Lin Chen and Han Chen and Rung-Huei Liang}, booktitle={CHI Extended Abstracts}, year={2015} }