Electronic Basics for Lace
Lynne Bruning will introduce basic knowledge in computer electronics, coding, hardware, and traditional lace making. The participants will familiarize with basic principals of electricity (positive and negative traces, breadboards, prototyping), actuators (LEDs, motors), motion, light and temperature sensors, power sources, conductive fibers (threads and fabrics), multimeters (testing for short circuits and continuity), microcontrollers and Arduino. Via hands-on sampling of various methods combined with a show and tell of hardware and materials, participants will learn where to source materials & knowledge to learn and work with basic e-textiles (especially bobbin lace), and begin forming their local eTextile community.
Lynne Bruning creates exclusive wearable art, eTextiles, and adaptive technologies. Combining her BA in neurophysiology from Smith College, Masters in Architecture from the University of Colorado, and family history in textiles, Lynne teaches and lectures nationally and internationally. From Qatar to Slovenia and California to New York, her hands-on, electronic textile workshops infect textile artists, electrical engineers, and computer hacks with the love of wearable computing, and engender community-based eTextile groups. Lynne sustains this global eTextile community by filming How To Videos, contributing to Instructables, and hosting a monthly eTextile Lounge uStream: a global hacker space. Articles and interviews appear in Surface Design Journal, Forbes, and elsewhere; exhibitions include a Motion-Activated eTextile Garden at the Denver Art Museum (2013), and featured eTextile presence at Maker Faires (2009 – 2012). Lynne’s innovative, award-winning designs will inspire and challenge you to reimagine fabric using today's technologically complex and interactive surface designs.
Participation is free. The number of places is limited, so please apply/announce yourself to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No previous skills needed. Workshop will be held in English.
This workshop is preapared in a collaboration between the Slovene Ethnographic Museum, World Lace Congress 2016, Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory and Projekt Atol Institute. Supported by the Ministry of Culture, the City Municipality of Ljubljana, the Public Fund for Cultural Activities (JSKD) and the Embassy of the United States.