Workshop Fee: $300.00
Materials Fee: $55.00
This workshop is an introduction to solar energy and basic analog electronics applied to textile work. Learn to make a flexible solar panel and a textile rechargeable mini lamp and create your own USB solar charger! Discover the potential of combining: Craft & Technology; Tradition & Innovation; Low & High Tech.
Skill Level: Intro
• Learn basics of electronics and the principles of solar energy
• Understand how the e-textiles work
• Explore new materials
• Learn about looms used to create textiles and conductive thread
• Make a flexible solar panel and a soft rechargeable mini lamp
• Create a handcraft USB solar charger for your smartphone or tablet!
What to Bring
• Colored Pencils
• Recycled fabrics (some pieces)
Join us for a discussion about Art & Activism. Moderated by Jer Thorp.
This talk is about how art, by strategically using technology as a form of reflection and criticism, can be a fundamental social impact agent.
During this session I will talk about two interdisciplinary art projects: "Maquila Region 4", a mobile factory for the manufacture of electronic-textile artworks at marginalized areas of Mexico city; and "Yuca Tech: Energy by hand," a local technology lab located in the Mayan region (Yucatan), to creating photovoltaic textiles.
Related topics: Interdiscipline, social empowerment, e-textiles, community work, appropriate technologies, activism, tradition - innovation, manufacturing, manual labor, energy, etc.