Computational Fashion Design

Over a two-week workshop, we assisted young people in the use of computational design and digital fabrication to create clothing and fashion accessories. Participants used a general version of the Codeable Objects programing tool in conjunction with laser cutters, CNC embroidery and traditional crafting techniques to realize their garment creations. Following the completion of the workshop, the students’ creations were modeled on the runway during Boston fashion week.

Paper Electronics at Open Connections

Oct. 12, 2012 We were invited to share paper electronics at the unschooling center Open Connections.

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Using a new formulation of conductive silver ink–explore electronics, circuits, sensing, while drawing on paper. We’ll walk you through the basics of electronics design–and then cut you loose to design your electric drawings. A workshop in collaboration with Analisa Russo of UIUC’s Lewis Research Group. World Maker Faire, New York City. September 29, 2012

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Storytelling w/ Conductive Paint, Crafts, and Sound Saturday, September 8, 2012, 9:00 – 12:00 As part of our research into craft, technology, and toolkits, we will be conducting a workshop drawing interactive, story-book narratives with new tools that we’ve developed. We will work with conductive paints and art materials, as well as an special hardware, […]

GAFFTA workshop

Date: Aug 4-5, 2012 Location: Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA Instructors: Natalie Freed and Jie Qi Come learn materials and techniques for integrating electronics with the paper medium to create expressive and interactive artworks. The workshops will cover techniques from designing paper switches and sensor to control LED lights, to using […]

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Programming with microcontrollers and paper-based circuits Saturday, July 7, 2012, 1 – 6PM In this workshop, we’ll combine electronics and programming with papercraft. We’ll use conductive silver ink, microcontrollers, and LED lights to make circuits on paper cutouts. We’ll also write our own programs to control the behavior of our circuits. We will discuss technology […]

DIY Electronics at BMW Guggenheim Lab Berlin

Date: June 15-22, 2012 Location: Pfefferberg, Berlin, Germany Jie shares techniques for creating your own electronics– from Arduino programming, to hacking smoke detectors to paper electronics– through a weeklong series of workshops as part of the BMW Guggenheim Lab event in Berlin.

Falling in Love with Technology

Arduino, Soft Circuits, & Processing Wednesday June 20th 2012, 9:30am – 4pm at the University of Illinois in Chicago Instructors: Sam Jacoby, David Mellis and Hannah Perner-Wilson

Fabric Accelerometer Workshop

Saturday – Sunday, May 19 – 20 2012 9:30am – 4pm both days Open to educators No previous experience with craft or electronics necessary Work with fabric and electronics to experiment with an accelerometer! (An accelerometer is the device found in your phone that tracks its tilt and the directions and speed with which it […]

MIT Museum Paper Electronics Workshop

April 29, 2012 We were invited to hold a workshop on circuits and paper craft at the MIT Museum as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.