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 - Textile Messages: Dispatches From the World of E-Textiles and Education (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies) - 9781433119194 - V9781433119194
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Textile Messages: Dispatches From the World of E-Textiles and Education (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies)

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Description for Textile Messages: Dispatches From the World of E-Textiles and Education (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies) Paperback. E-textiles are articles of clothing, home furnishings, or architectures that include embedded computational and electronic elements. This book introduces a collection of tools that enable novices - including educators, hobbyists, and youth designers - to create and learn with e-textiles. Editor(s): Buechley, Leah; Peppler, Kylie A.; Eisenberg, Michael B.; Kafai, Yasmin B. Series: New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies. Num Pages: 246 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: AB; JN; UB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 253 x 180 x 14. Weight in Grams: 512.
Textile Messages focuses on the emerging field of electronic textiles, or e-textiles - computers that can be soft, colorful, approachable, and beautiful. E-textiles are articles of clothing, home furnishings, or architectures that include embedded computational and electronic elements. This book introduces a collection of tools that enable novices - including educators, hobbyists, and youth designers - to create and learn with e-textiles. It then examines how these tools are reshaping technology education - and DIY practices - across the K-16 spectrum, presenting examples of the ways educators, researchers, designers, and young people are employing them to build new technology, new ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Peter Lang International Academic Publishers
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Series
New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies
Condition
New
Number of Pages
246
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9781433119194
SKU
V9781433119194
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About
Leah Buechley is an Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab where she directs the High-Low Tech research group, exploring the integration of high and low technology from cultural, material, and practical perspectives. She is a well-known expert in the field of electronic textiles (e-textiles), and her work in this area includes developing the LilyPad Arduino toolkit. Her research was ... Read more

Reviews for Textile Messages: Dispatches From the World of E-Textiles and Education (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies)
This book will delight and inspire you with stories of wonderfully-inventive e-textile fashions and crafts. But don't focus too much on the creations themselves, charming as they might be. What's most exciting is not what people are creating, but how the act of creating is changing the ways people think about themselves. With e-textiles, a broader and more diverse range ... Read more

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