2010 Alicia Gibb
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A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science (Theory, Criticism and History of Art, Design and Architecture.) Within the joint degree M.L.I.S. program School of Art and Design Pratt Institute,  February 2010.

Thank you to a great number of people who helped along the way.
Dr. David Walczyk, advisor
Dr. Ed Decarbo, History of Art & Design Department Chair
Dr. David A. Shamma
Melinda Caric
Eric Skiff
Eric Beug
Nick Farr
Tom Igoe
Jeffrey Barke
Max Whitney
Clive Thompson
Phillip Torrone
NYC Resistor
Bug Labs
Gian Pablo, for my first Arduino lesson
And of course, Mom and Daggles

Thank you to all who participated in my interviews: Paola Antonelli, Hernando Barragán, John Bennett, Dr. Julian Bleeker, Dr. Jan Borchers, Jennifer Bove, Dr. Leah Buechley, Dario Buzzini, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Rob Faludi, Limor Fried, HC Gilje, Dana Gordon, Dr. Mark Gross, Usman Haque, Kate Hartman, Dr. Bjöern Hartmann, Jeff Hoefs, Younghui Kim, Edith Kollath, Josh Kopel, Mike Kuniavsky, Tod Kurt, Dr. Jean-Baptiste Labrune, David Mellis, Eric Pan, Douglas Repetto, James Seawright, Rebecca Stern, Peter Terezakis, Dave Vondle, Fabian Winkler, Nicholas Zambetti, David Zicarelli 

Thank you to the Pratt Institute Library and the History of Art & Design Department for allowing me to publish my thesis under the creative commons license.