While the Industrial Revolution may have worked wonders for the production process in terms of output and standardization, it has arguably written the creator's role out of the process. As machines replace humans or minimize their necessity in ever more labor fields, we are witnessing nostalgia for the return of a human element, lest automation render us obsolete. Though few are clamoring to give up their tools of convenience, individuation and uniqueness are now novelties as witnessed in the rising popularity of mass-customization. Gallery RFD seeks submissions of work in any media that project evidence of a human hand or craftsmanship.
Submission deadline: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2008, 4 p.m. (EST