In this paper we will summarize our research into the use of Open Source Hardware (OSHW) as a tool for communicating emergent scientific and technical knowledge via crafts. We were specifically interested in the microfabrication and microfluidic devices, which define the next generation of diagnostic and research tools often inaccessible to the larger public, but also to the scientists from the Global South. We used the traditional wayang kulit theater (shadow puppets) as a model for building microfluidic interfaces, which communicate emergent scientific issues to the larger public while testing the possibilities for DIY microfluidics. This culture-centered approach to design and science communication supports open science and citizen science projects. The prototype of a microfluidic shadow puppets' theater is discussed in the context of previous and future OSHW and crafts prototypes, which support culture-centered design.
|Title of host publication||SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Designing Tools For Crafting Interactive Artifacts, SIGGRAPH ASIA 2014|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery, Inc|
|State||Published - 24 Nov 2014|
|Event||SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Workshop on Designing Tools For Crafting Interactive Artifacts, SIGGRAPH ASIA 2014 - Shenzhen, China|
Duration: 3 Dec 2014 → 6 Dec 2014
|Name||SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Designing Tools For Crafting Interactive Artifacts, SIGGRAPH ASIA 2014|
|Conference||SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Workshop on Designing Tools For Crafting Interactive Artifacts, SIGGRAPH ASIA 2014|
|Period||3/12/14 → 6/12/14|
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- Open source hardware
- Public participation in science
- Science communication