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ERIC Number: ED563029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 264
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-4331-1920-0
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).
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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