Category: Projects

  • Words Matter 3.0

    Words Matter 3.0

    We are excited to debut Words Matter 3.0 at the 2023 meeting of HASTAC, the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, Technology Alliance and Collaboratory. The HASTAC 2023 conference is themed “Critical Making and Social Justice.” The installation will include wall text for the grouping of projects, but you can find more details about individual words and projects…

  • Little Free Button Library

    Little Free Button Library

    Button Making is Political! by Fiona Haborak In Spring 2022 at the AIGA Gala within ATEC, Fashioning Circuits hosted a button-making activity. Weaving together the connective threads of buttons as protest memorabilia, Fashioning Circuits chose to honor Earth Day. Aligned with the AIGA Gala’s celestial theme, the Free Button Library resembles a rocket taking flight and the…

  • About The Migrant Steps Project

    About The Migrant Steps Project

    The Migrant Steps Project is conceived as a mobile application, website, and installation that connects daily users of fitness tracking devices to narratives about migration between Central America and the United States. In the course of their daily movements, users of the mobile application will receive haptic feedback that connects their walking, jogging, or other…

  • Encoding Steps: Decoding Stories Workshop Reflection

    Encoding Steps: Decoding Stories Workshop Reflection

    Throughout this year, Dr. Knight, Dr. Llamas-Rodriguez, and the Fashioning Circuits team were working on the Migrant Steps Project, a Digital Humanities project that seeks to intervene in popular narratives about migration and mobilize walking a tool for embodied reflection through repurposing Fitbit technology. My name is Luke Hernandez, and I was a Master’s Student…

  • Undergraduate Research Awards

    Undergraduate Research Awards

    On Tuesday, April 12 Talia Devanadero, a member of Fashioning Circuits and the co-lead of the technical team for The Migrant Steps Project, presented a research poster as part of the Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards Poster Contest Symposium. Talia is a second year undergraduate Computer Science major and has been a Fashioning Circuits member since…

  • Encoding Steps, Decoding Stories: A Migrant Steps Workshop

    Encoding Steps, Decoding Stories: A Migrant Steps Workshop

    April 22, 2022 8:30am – 5:00pm We are inviting members of the UTD and DFW community to think with us about the politics of migration narratives and how we connect to those narratives. In this one-day workshop, we will introduce The Migrant Steps Project and work collaboratively through a series of activities designed to address…

  • Handwashing Karaoke – Now Playing

    Handwashing Karaoke – Now Playing

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month,* Audra Heaslip curated a list of songs in Spanish, English, and Nahuatl from a variety of countries and regions, musical genres both traditional and modern, indigenous music, and a diversity of genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and nationalities.”

  • Handwashing Karaoke Machine

    Handwashing Karaoke Machine

    Back in late February 2020, news about COVID-19 was steadily increasing. Much of the public health messaging at the time focused on hygiene practices and social distancing. Public figures in medical and media professions proliferated the idea that one could time one’s handwashing by singing Happy Birthday twice to know when 20-seconds had passed. This…

  • Quarantined Journal of Objects. Week 1.

    Quarantined Journal of Objects. Week 1.

    The Fashioning Circuits lab team is still meeting virtually during our plague semester. We have decided to engage in one word weekly prompts inspired by Cecilia Vicuña’s Journal of Objects. Participants quick create an object from materials they source from their homes. Given the glitchy distancing, we are all experiencing some members of the group…

  • 10,003 Stitches: A Critical Making Quilt

    10,003 Stitches: A Critical Making Quilt

    By: Carlin Flores, Spring 2019 In the Spring semester of 2019, my Critical Making course with Dr. Kim Knight drove me to tackle the project I’d avoided for years: a full-size quilt. Marriam Webster defines a quilt as: “a bed coverlet of two layers of cloth filled with padding (such as down or batting) held…