Degree Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-2017

Capstone Advisor

Terrance Goode

Honors Reader

Samuel Gorovitz

Capstone Major


Capstone College


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Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


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This thesis proposes a solution to the disconnect between today’s designers and makers. Specifically geared towards the profession of architecture, these discussions should be applied in any process of making. After providing a historical reading of the crafted object and the people involved in making it, the paper proposes a new way to perceive craft in today’s world. When defined as an indexical quality, both in the mathematical and in the pointing sense described by Charles S. Pierce, the craft of an object becomes an accessible and efficient tool for the analysis and comparison of artifice.

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