Title

Ars Technica

Date of Award

Spring 6-1-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Industrial Design

Department

Industrial Design

First Advisor

Peter Yeadon

Second Advisor

Elizabeth Leeper

Third Advisor

JB Koehl

Abstract

It’s easy to forget that we are living in an age of wonders, where the ability to perform feats that would have seemed divine miracles to our ancestors, has become mundane and routine to us. Even for people who are practitioners of this Modern Magic, the artificers and the sorcerers, the wonderfulness of the endeavor becomes difficult to appreciate most times.

Ars Technica serves a two-fold purpose here: for the uninitiated and the novice, this book aims to inspire and enable students, engineers and tech aficionados by highlighting the connection between mythology, literature, history and folklore with the wonders of modern technology; and for the adept, this book aims to provide a powerful dynamic tool to explore electronics and use it to bring their concepts from paper to reality faster and with greater flexibility.

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