The first 32 people who RSVP get to make a light-up bracelet!
Next Tuesday, April 2 at 6:00 pm in Library 154, Dr. Deborah Fields, Assistant Professor in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department, will present Return to Textiles: Computing Rejoins Crafts, A Look at Women in Computing and Computational Crafts. R.S.V.P to reserve your materials. Please post the attached flyer and send to anyone who may be interested.
A new trend is emerging in as computing rejoins textile crafts in hobbyist designs. Most people do not realize that computers had their origins in the textile industry and that women like Ada Lovelace played a strong role in developing programming. In this workshop Dr. Deborah A. Fields (ITLS) will give a brief introduction to some of this history with highlights of current innovations in electronic textiles and implications for education, art, and industry.
Then participants will be invited to make their own light-up bracelet with conductive thread, felt, and LEDs. Supplies are provided for 32 participants. Students from the newly designed Craft Technologies course (ITLS 5285/6285) will be present to show some of their recent designs and to help with construction (Click to see the flyer).