Category Archives: Past Events

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 […]


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 […]



April 29 2016 – FRC Student Presentations

On April 29, 2016, the Feminist Research Collective will host research presentations by two PhD students: Brianni Nelson You’re Just Being Sensitive: Blurred Lines of Race Humor in New Media Passively or aggressively, we work, play, debate and laugh on the Internet – as individuals or as parts of communities. While the space has enabled […]


Recap: ⇧⌘3: Screen Printing Workshop

On March 25, 2016 we met for a screen printing workshop led by Dr. Jillian Round. After seeing our announcement about the event, our colleague Greg Metz reached out and offered to let us use space and equipment in the Visual Arts Building, affectionately nicknamed “the Art Barn.” This space let us get messy and […]


April 22 2016 – Kalipedia: A Slow Wiki Event

Join the Feminist Maker Space on Friday, April 22, 2016 in ATC 3.705 for a Slow Wiki event. In reference to a flurry of Art+Feminism edit-a-thons for Women’s History Month, The Observer recently labeled March 2016 “a banner month for women in the arts online” (http://observer.com/2016/04/march-was-a-banner-month-for-women-in-the-arts-online/) Many of us have participated in Wikipedia editing in […]


Feb 19 2016 – Soft Activism 2.0

Join us on Friday, February 19, 2016 1pm – 2pm in ATC 3.705 Soft Activism 2.0 Join the Feminist Research Collective for our MakerSpace event, Soft Activism 2.0. UT Dallas undergraduate student Ciara Bryant will share her needlepoint artwork. Bryant’s presentation will be followed by hands-on needlepoint and crochet activities. Some needlepoint and crochet supplies […]


Recap: Soft Activism

On February 5, we held our first Feminist MakerSpace event of the Spring 2016 semester. The title was Soft Activism and the focus was on practices of crochet, knitting, and needlepoint in an activist context. Inspired by practices of guerilla knitting and yarn bombing, we explored software tools for making customized patterns and worked on […]


Feb 5 2016 – Soft Activism

Join us Friday, February 5 12pm – 2pm in ATC 3.705 Faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Against a backdrop of discussion of yarn-bombing and guerrilla-knitting, we will use software to make crochet, knitting, or cross-stitch patterns. Basic stitches will be covered. Some crochet supplies are available to use during the workshop. Bring: a laptop*; […]