The production of objects has moved from using analog tools to computer-generated output. Computer-aided technology has dominated how we think and make decisions; Digital Hardware explores how we can introduce the human hand into computer-controlled environments. Handmade tools have replaced standardized milling bits on a CNC machine in order to complete tasks such as creating a ceramic plate. By having a unique tool only made possible by the hand, the dishes differ from each-other even when the program is repeated every time.

This Thesis project was completed in graduate school at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Designed Objects program in 2013.

Toolbits