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, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) Conference theme, “the possible worlds of digital humanities.”
The first half of the workshop will consist of a hands-on introduction to the Lilypad Arduino. The Lilypad is an open source microcontroller developed especially for use by hobbyists and artists in wearable applications. The particular version that we will be using, the Protosnap, is pre-wired with connections between the Lilypad and multiple other components. We will start with blinking lights and see how far we get.
Lilypads and laptops with the necessary software will be available for the workshop. If you wish to work on your own laptop, you will need to install the free Arduino software and the drivers that are specific to the Lilypad (not the Lilypad USB). Visit the Arduino website for instructions (https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/ArduinoLilyPad).
The second half of the workshop will consist of activities to help participants develop projects related to the HASTAC conference theme.
The Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building (ATC) can be a bit confusing. Below you will find a map of where to find our meeting place on the second floor. Follow this link for a full map of the campus, including parking.