Tiazzoldi student work at Mini Maker Faire Torino
The Torino Mini Maker Faire is the event dedicated to both digital and non digital manual creativity. Organized by Officine Arduino, Toolbox Coworking and Fablab Torino, it’s the first maker faire in the town of Mole Antonelliana and will be an event open to all: curious, newsbies, kids, and inventors of all sizes. Created in the United States in 2006, the Maker Faires over the years have become a not-to-be-missed event for anyone looking for a way to have quick picture of creative projects and innovative ideas of the moment.
The digital age has dissolved traditional spatial conceptions, spawning unlimited potential for global communication networks and redefining privacy and closeness to exclude physical intimacy. Can the process of making encourage a new platform for interaction?” Envisioning the new frontier of the relation between the production of materials and new types of user experience, the studio engaged the relation between a digital material manipulation and physical spatiality. The studio focused in developing a retail unit for the Tiffany designer Elsa Peretti exploring the idea of Making as a way to change users spatial experience . Students explored how the material thickness variation and density transformation could transform surfaces transparency and the level of interaction between users. The projects explored how to define new ways to cast sunlight shadows, how to create a soft-rigid material by giving elasticity to surface performance.
Students: Eugenia Rieutort-Louis, Rana Maad, Heeju Choi, Eugenie Yoojin Jeong, Sijia Yu, Ka Hong Jonathan Ng, Gabriella Gambino, Qianru Wang, Eun-Kyoung Shin, Yao Ding, Ece Ertunc, Yiling Chu