|Author||: Leah Buechley|
|Publisher||: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften|
|Total Pages||: 246|
|ISBN 10||: 143311920X|
|ISBN 13||: 9781433119200|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
<I>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 curricula, and new creative communities.