fleshLAB is a 17cmX17cmX13cm speculative vision materialized through 3D-printed plastic parts, electronic components, foam core, wire, and light created to explore a speculative question: what would a computer lab look like if the computers were the users and the humans were the “used?” Its scholarly motivation is to better understand the technoencounter, or the emplaced contact zones created specifically for humans to experience, access, or use technology, and the experiences and/or outcomes of that contact.

For more on this piece, please see its companion article, “Touchable Speculation: Crafting Critical Discourse with 3D Printing, Maker Practices, and Hypermapping,” published in Hyperrhiz.