The ADMCi Commission for Research and Development

Commission

We seek a very rare form of master designer, engineer, developer or the like. Our criteria center around a person's ability to prove one's craft in order to...

 

Establish an artisan among a lineage of greats

Innovate a result of receiving a commission

Prove objective value of a new creation 

Assess subjective reaction to the creation

Adhere to meaningful context for singular meaning in the creation and the creator

Exploratory Texts

We're continuing to explore our own language and experiences in order to land a meaningful conversation about craftsmanship in the 21st century. A number of great thinkers around us are also hard at work on aspects of this same pursuit. In addition to our educational offerings, we recommend the following texts for cultural and academic reference. 

The following texts have contributed greatly to our belief in an emerging ethos for digital craftsmanship. We are constructing a mast class around these texts and are also designing a focused book of our own to pull the insights from these brilliant minds into one point of view that will help focus the conversation on digital craftsmanship for generations to come. 

In Shop Class as Soulcraft., author Matthew Crawford explores his personal journey through academia, into politics, and back to his passion - making. In his ultimate return to motorcycle repair in a Chicago shop, Matthew finds peace... and a story to be shared.

In Shop Class as Soulcraft., author Matthew Crawford explores his personal journey through academia, into politics, and back to his passion - making. In his ultimate return to motorcycle repair in a Chicago shop, Matthew finds peace... and a story to be shared.

In Flow, author Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi explores the psychology of satisfaction in our work, how we achieve it, and the various distractions in our way. The result is an ability to transcend menial issues for total satisfaction.

In Flow, author Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi explores the psychology of satisfaction in our work, how we achieve it, and the various distractions in our way. The result is an ability to transcend menial issues for total satisfaction.

In The Craftsman, author Richard Sennett explores the history of master-craftsmanship, social structures in renaissance Europe, and his own definitions of meaning in work through the dialectic between hand and mind.  

In The Craftsman, author Richard Sennett explores the history of master-craftsmanship, social structures in renaissance Europe, and his own definitions of meaning in work through the dialectic between hand and mind.

 

In Consilience, author Edward O. Wilson explores the various families of science to pursue a unifying principle across many, if not all, areas of study. Most profound for us is the passion for studying the edges between two bodies of thought.

In Consilience, author Edward O. Wilson explores the various families of science to pursue a unifying principle across many, if not all, areas of study. Most profound for us is the passion for studying the edges between two bodies of thought.

In The Righteous Mind, author Jonathan Haidt explores why our passions seem to drive our thinking and what underlies those seemingly uncontrollable reactions. The result is a contemplation over what excites us most and a confirmation that this internal dialog is perhaps more than just between the hand and the mind.

In The Righteous Mind, author Jonathan Haidt explores why our passions seem to drive our thinking and what underlies those seemingly uncontrollable reactions. The result is a contemplation over what excites us most and a confirmation that this internal dialog is perhaps more than just between the hand and the mind.

In A Pattern Language, author Christopher Alexander explores spacial design and the common patterns in architecture. Ask any architect about the book and they'll have a strong opinion on this seminal work, good or bad. Most digital designers have never heard of it. We think they should.

In A Pattern Language, author Christopher Alexander explores spacial design and the common patterns in architecture. Ask any architect about the book and they'll have a strong opinion on this seminal work, good or bad. Most digital designers have never heard of it. We think they should.