Nov 082013
 

Actually, the piece ended up being framed as featuring “weird” college classes. But we’ve learned to love the label.

Doug Magditch from the local CW affiliate recently contacted the UT Dallas Office of Media Relations looking to do a piece on “unusual college classes.” Mr. Magditch visited EMAC 4372 Topics in Emerging Media and Communication: Fashioning Circuits the next day. Continue reading »

Oct 202013
 
Vinyl Banner with the design your world logo

Figure 1. SMU was decorated and ready

Early on a Saturday morning, 11 Fashioning Circuits volunteers, ranging from 11 to 50-something years old, trekked down to Southern Methodist University for the Fall installment of the Design Your World conference, for 4th and 5th grade girls. Our volunteers included current and former students, parents, daughters, and friends from neighboring universities. Continue reading »

Oct 122013
 

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just signed an advance contract for the book Fashioning Makers and Counterpublics: Critical Making and Public Humanities with University of Iowa Press for the Humanities and Public Life series. Below is the blurb I wrote about the book for my website: Continue reading »

Jul 022013
 

In a few weeks, the Fashioning Circuits crew is going to lead a workshop on Open Source Fashion at the Girl Scouts College Journey — Teaming for Tomorrow summer camp at UT Dallas. In addition to introducing students to open source and the Lilypad arduino, we will be leading 25 high school students in a take-home project. Each student will get to make and take home a twinkling wrist cuff with four colored LEDs, made from the LilyTwinkle and Lilypad LEDs. Kim Knight just finished making the prototype and will be training the trainers soon. We only have four hours total for the workshop so we’ll cut out all of the fabric and sew the first few seams in advance, but the tutorial below covers the entire process from start to finish. Continue reading »