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Nov 17 2017: Making Core Memory

RSVP Required Nov 17 12pm – 2pm ATC 1.917 Making Core Memory The UTD Feminist MakerSpace is pleased to announce a workshop led by our ATEC Dean’s Colloquium speaker, Daniela Rosner. The software code for the Apollo rockets was stored in woven memory, handmade by operators who NASA engineers nicknamed LOLs, short for “Little Old […]

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Oct 20 2017: Stitch n’ Bitch

Oct 20, 2017 12pm – 2pm in ATC 1.917 The “Stitch and Bitch” dates back to the early 20th century when it was used to refer to regular meetings of women’s knitting groups. In this case, we welcome stitching of any kind: knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and hand sewing. Catch stitch and catch up. Back tack […]

Sept 1, 2017: Return to Sender Workshop

Dear Feminist Research Collective, Faculty, Workers, Return to Senderis an art-activism workshop that is just peeking its head out of the planning stage for the first time. It extends our project, The Laboring Self,for The Dallas Museum of Art where we will be artists-in-residence at the Center for Creative Connections from October-December 2017. This critical labor […]

New Publication – Disobedient Electronics Zine

Congrats to all at SP&CE Media Lab and the Feminist MakerSpace for our inclusion in Garnet Hertz’s latest zine, Disobedient Electronics. A short essay about our Campus Carry Doorbell project will be featured in the “Protest” zine, alongside work from Lone Koefoed Hansen, Daniela Rosner, Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Natalie Jeremijenko, and others! One of the most exciting things about […]

Line drawing of an Ada Lovelace Portrait, framed by soldering irons

May 12 2017 – ⇧⌘3: Screen Printing Workshop 2.0

“All graffiti is low-level dissent, but stencils have an extra history. They’ve been used to start revolutions and to stop wars.” -Banksy Join the Feminist MakerSpace on May 12 for a screen printing workshop. Jillian Round will use your images to make stencils and lead us through a workshop in which we screenprint on papers. […]

Six women in a semi-darkened elevator, holding their soldered flashlight projects

Recap: Do Your Own (Solder) Ironing Workshop

You can’t get spoiled if you do your own ironing. – Meryl Streep On March 31, 2017 we held an Intro to Soldering workshop with special instruction by students Jack Doan, computer engineering, and Toby Elery, mechanical engineering. Additional assistance was provided by engineering students Jake and David. Originally we were going to try to […]

Line drawing of an Ada Lovelace Portrait, framed by soldering irons

Mar 31, 2017: Do Your Own (Solder) Ironing

“You can’t get spoiled if you do your own ironing.” – Meryl Streep. We couldn’t agree more, Ms. Streep. Now if we could just agree on how to pronounce this word. Long before the debate over jif vs. gif, folks were debating how to pronounce the word “solder.” Forvo, an online pronunciation dictionary, offers multiple versions of […]

Dec 9 2016: Create an Office Doorbell

Campus Carry Oral Statement: Automated Doorbell and Decorative Wreath December 9, 2016 Feminist Maker Space The University of Texas at Dallas RSVP Requested On June 1, 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott signed S.B. 11, also known as the campus carry law. S.B. 11 provides that license holders may carry a concealed handgun throughout university campuses, starting Aug. 1, 2016. In […]

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Oct 14 2016: The Possible (Wearable) Worlds of Digital Humanities

11am – 1pm at UT Dallas in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology building, room 2.918 Join us at the Feminist MakerSpace for the first of a possible series of events addressing wearable technology and the digital humanities. This event is intended to seed ideas and discussion related to the 2017 HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, […]