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E-textile or computational textile production (in education) has been previously supported by the NSF and MacArthur Foundation. I recently met Kylie Peppler who is an Assistant Professor in the Learning Sciences Program at Indiana University. Peppler’s collaborative investigations into e-textiles (with Yasmin Kafai and Leah Buechley) have led to new educational approaches to electronic textile design that push back on traditional notions of arts education. In the Connected Learning presentation Learning By Boing and Making in High-Tech Textile Design, Peppler and others discuss what under-resourced youth are learning in e-textiles, particularly through computing and art. They’re exploring ways to get them in touch with practices that are often in the exclusive domain of professional designers, artists, and engineers.
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