Advanced Sewable Circuits: A Roots CollaborationTaught by Joselyn McDonald
About the Workshop
Fashion meets tech. Sewable circuits are simple circuits that bring clothing and accessories to life. We’ll show you how to create a simple circuit and then program it using a Lilypad microcontroller. Bring an article of clothing or accessory that you would like to couple with interactive LEDs.
This workshop is part of “Textile Week,” a collaboration with the Roots workshop series.
About the Instructor
Joselyn McDonald (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist, critical maker, and creative researcher whose work centers on issues relating to power, gender, and the Anthropocene. Often her work includes emergent technologies, recycled electrical components, and found materials. McDonald’s work has been exhibited widely including at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Leaders in Software and Art, Sketching in Hardware, Designing Interactive Systems in Hong Kong, and Revisius Textor in Nevers, France.
Her career began in filmmaking, often working with super 8mm and 16mm film formats. Later, she dedicated much of her practice to exploring technology’s impact on society, receiving an MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in Design and Technology and an MS from Carnegie Mellon in Human-Computer Interaction.
Presently, Joselyn McDonald is a Senior Analyst at Duke University where she is leading an initiative to develop a foundational technology-education curriculum to support Duke students to ethically and effectively engage with a rapidly shifting technological landscape. Additionally, she frequently creates work for online and IRL gallery exhibitions.
About the Location
The TEC (Technology Engagement Center) Classroom is in the Telcom Building. To get there, just walk down the stairs from Perkins/Bostock like you’re heading towards CIEMAS. When you get to the road halfway down, make a right and Telcom is the building ahead of you to the left. The Technology Engagement Center is the first floor, so just enter in the front of the building. The classroom is to the right of the entrance, adjacent to the center circular room.