ERIC Number: ED563029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Textile Messages: Dispatches from the World of E-Textiles and Education. New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies. Volume 62
Buechley, Leah, Ed.; Peppler, Kylie, Ed.; Eisenberg, Michael, Ed.; Yasmin, Kafai, Ed.
Peter Lang Publishing Group
"Textile Messages" focuses on the emerging field of electronic textiles, or e-textiles--computers that can be soft, colorful, approachable, and beautiful. E-textiles are articles of clothing, home furnishings, or architectures that include embedded computational and electronic elements. This book introduces a collection of tools that enable novices--including educators, hobbyists, and youth designers--to create and learn with e-textiles. It then examines how these tools are reshaping technology education--and DIY practices--across the K-16 spectrum, presenting examples of the ways educators, researchers, designers, and young people are employing them to build new technology, new curricula, and new creative communities. Contents include: (1) Vignette: LilyPad Arduino Embroidery (Becky Stern); (2 ) Vignette: The Climate Dress (Michel Guglielmi,Hanne-Louise Johannesen); (3) Vignette: Know It All Knotting Bag (Kalani Craig). (4) LilyPad Arduino: E-Textiles for Everyone (Leah Buechley,Despina Papadopoulos, and Zach Eveland ); (5) i*CATch: A Plug-n-Play Kit for Wearable Computing (Grace Ngai/Stephen C.F. Chan/Vincent T.Y. Ng); (6) Traveling Light: Making Textiles Programmable "Through the Air" (Nwanua Elumeze Lynne Bruning: Vignette: Mrs. Mary Atkins-Holl; and (7) Handcrafting Textile Sensors (Hannah Perner-Wilson/Leah Buechley). Section 2, Learning and Designing with E-Textiles contains: (8) Learning about Circuitry with E-textiles in After-School Settings (Kylie Peppler, Diane Glosson); (9) Making Connections Across Disciplines in High School E-Textile Workshops (Yasmin Kafai, Deborah Fields, Kristin Searle); (10) EduWear: E-Textiles in Youth Sports and Theater (Heidi Schelhowe, Eva-Sophie Katterfeldt, Nadine Dittert, Milena Reichel) Vignette: The Space Between Us: Electronic Music + Modern Dance + E-Textiles (Eric Lindsay); (11) ETextiles and the New Fundamentals of Fine Arts (Kylie Peppler/ Leslie Sharpe/Diane Glosson), Vignette: FairyTale Fashion (Diana Eng); (12) Bringing E-Textiles into Engineering Education (Mike Eisenberg, Ann Eisenberg, Yingdan Huang); Vignette: Amirobo: Crocheted Robot (Osamu Iwasaki); and (13) ETextiles for Educators: Participatory Simulations with e-Puppetry (Kylie Peppler, Joshua Danish). (14) LilyPad in the Wild: Technology DIY, E-Textiles, and Gender (Leah Buechley, Jennifer Jacobs, Benjamin Mako Hill) Vignette: Tendrils: Sensing & Sharing Touch (Thecla Schiphorst/Jinsil Seo); (15) Mediated Craft: Digital Practices around Creative Handwork (Daniela K. Rosner); (16) E-Textile Technologies in Design, Research and Pedagogy (Joanna Berzowska) Vignette: Muttering Hat (Kate Hartman); (17) E-Textiles and the Body: Feminist Technologies and Design Research ( Shaowen Bardzell); and (18) Adventures in Electronic Textiles (Maggie Orth).
Descriptors: Textiles Instruction, Computers, Clothing, Furniture, Architecture, Novices, Technology Education, Vignettes, Computer Software, Design, High School Students, Workshops, Teaching Methods, Athletics, Theater Arts, Music, Dance, Fine Arts, Fairy Tales, Engineering Education, Computer Simulation, Puppetry, Information Technology, Creativity, Human Body, Feminism, Electronics, Innovation
Peter Lang Publishing Group. 29 Broadway 18th Floor, New York, NY 10006. Tel: 212-647-7706; Fax: 212-647-7707; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.peterlang.com
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A