Digital crafting is a difficult concept to undertake; ultimately it is the change from making to crafting with the added element of digital technology.
I think I have come to some sort of conclusion of this topic and what it really means. Basically it is the integration of material crafting with digital crafting, how they have come together collectively and re-shaped the way we see particular objects that would have initially been made by hand.
This process of digital crafting, gives life to inanimate object, giving them personalities and emotions, used in many popular children’s television shows.
As we can see here it’s the material of Play-Dough that has been formed then digital enhanced through stop-motion to create a television show, interacting greatly with the physical creation of the characters into a digitally modified environment.
McLuhan theory ‘The Medium is the Message’ falls greatly into practice here, with the suggestion of usage, giving more than one meaning or message to a certain object.
Play-Dough it’s first meaning giving to children to play and create new and creative objects has been giving new meaning by the addition of digital crafting, allowing a new world to be created out of a material.
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Digital crafting can also be seen in other aspects of everyday life as seen in this PDF that takes a look into the digital technology on architecture