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The fine art of electronics : paper-based circuits for creative expression

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dc.contributor.advisor Leah Buechley. en_US
dc.contributor.author Qi, Jie, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-13T15:49:52Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-13T15:49:52Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/77811
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2012. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 99-101). en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates the creative possibilities enabled by combining circuit building with paper craft to create paper electronics-a medium that adds the magical interactivity of electronics to the physical intuitiveness and expressive potential of paper. I designed this medium to take advantage of the skills and creative associations that most people already have with paper, in order to ease everyone into creating expressive electronics. This work outlines the basic set of tools, materials and techniques used for making electronics with paper-from drawing circuits with copper tape to actuating paper with shape memory alloys. I also share my own creative journey and development as a result of working with this new medium. Finally, I document the creative results and lessons learned from others' explorations through workshops. These workshop results show how paper electronics can inspire and enable diverse audiences to create personally expressive artworks with technology. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Jie Qi. en_US
dc.format.extent 108 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.title The fine art of electronics : paper-based circuits for creative expression en_US
dc.title.alternative Paper-based circuits for creative expression en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 828417422 en_US


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