E-textiles (electronic textiles) are interactive textiles with sensing and actuating properties. Imagine textiles that can sense touch, change colour, play music, or shift into different shapes, all while remaining soft and flexible. The unique aspect of e-textiles is that these fibres and materials can be combined with textile crafting techniques to make technologies that fit seamlessly into our lives, making them invisible.
Interactive textiles might sound like science fiction, but Lee has been exploring how artists and crafters can use e-textiles for their expressive and creative potentials. In this talk, Lee will go over some of the projects she has worked on and how individuals can craft soft technologies for their own needs.
- DATE TIME: Tuesday March 16, 2021, 6:00-7:30 pm.
- LOCATION: Online Event (Zoom) — Link visible for attendees upon registration.
- REGISTRATION: (Free!) https://www.meetup.com/CapCHI/events/276665441/
Lee Jones is a PhD student with the Creative Interactions Lab at Carleton University. In her research, she uses participatory design and creates easy-to-use toolkits so that individuals can build prototypes and have a say in the direction of their own technologies. In her thesis research, she is developing toolkits for prototyping wearable e-textiles. She also loves running e-textile workshops in makerspaces, art galleries and community organizations under the name Electro-Stitches.
To find out more about her research visit https://leejones.ca
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