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Cripping Technology

This guide is intended as a companion for the Cripping Technology: Humanities Lab.


Welcome! This guide is intended as a companion for the Cripping Technology Humanities Lab for Fall 2023.

This site aims to start a dialogue and provide resources around cripping technology, artistry, accessibility, and aims to take an expansive approach to research. We aspire toward a future of discovery and creative worldbuilding to develop more humane solutions.

Each tab moves provides resources within the library that support inquiry around disability, arts-based research, and disability justice

This is a living document that will be continually updated with new information. 

Course description

This course is part of a series of Humanities Labs called Leonardo Labs. Inspired by Leonardo’s CripTech Incubator – featuring a selection of six disabled artists who are creating and showcasing work in art and technology – students will reimagine enshrined notions of how a body-mind can move, look, and communicate. Through arts-integrated research into disability justice, students will engage and remake creative technologies through the lens of accessibility and the tools of critical worldbuilding.

Critical worldbuilding allows for previsualization, ideation, and narrative development in media production for entertainment and social justice. Focusing on disability culture and justice, student teams will apply this methodology – that utilizes play, comedy, embodied knowledge, design of space, investigations into the future, and collaborative imagination – to ignite the flames of creativity and co-build robust worlds, with partners from within the disabled community, that explore a challenge or opportunity they face.

Course Readings

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