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(Archive) Apprenticeship 2.0

A digital design tool simulating craft know-how in virtual reality

This project was part of DDW 2020
Virtual maker space simulates passage of time — © Bolor Amgalan

Apprenticeship 2.0 is an immersive VR experience and a digital design tool that uses particle-based simulated yarns with realistic material properties. Enabling a new form of craft preservation practice, the project provokes discussion about human-machine symbiosis in the 21st century.

Today it is more important than ever to take pride in human abilities and direct inevitable technological change to support human creativity and craftsmanship. As VR/AR/XR technologies take center stage, innovative approaches to creating true sense of emb

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Virtual textile craft object, a close-up — © Bolor Amgalan

Virtual materials and simulated material know-how — © Bolor Amgalan

Virtual materials with recognizable properties — © Bolor Amgalan

Handcrafted virtual object as cryptocurrency