Course Description

Techniques and technology from the field of Jacquard weaving and wearable computing will be implemented to create projects on the digital TC-1 loom. Interactive weavings will be produced by integrating technology consisting of conductive materials, electronics, and microcontrollers into hand-woven constructions. The course seeks to address hybrid art praxis through the use of everything from pre-historic to cutting-edge technology. Techniques covered in this course will include an introduction everything from making your own electronics from scratch to learning to weave using Photoshop together with the digital Jacquard Loom. Laptop is required. This course was co-taught by Margarita Benitez and Christy Matson.


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The LilyPad Arduino: Using Computational Textiles to Investigate Engagement, Aesthetics, and Diversity in Computer Science Education
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The Fingerprint of the Second Skin
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In the Shadow of the Cyborg: an interview with Joey Berzowska
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Material and the Promise of the Immaterial
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Clicking In: Hot Links to a Digital Culture
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Zeros + Ones: Digital Women + The New Technoculture
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