On Friday, April 22, 2011 we held a "Textile Messages" symposium at the University of Pennsylvania, Skirkanich Hall. Yasmin Kafai, Michael Eisenberg, Kylie Peppler, Leah Buechley, Maggie Orth, and Joanne Berzowka all presented, followed by an exhibit of electronic textiles. We showed a range of e-textiles from novice designs to high end art, discussed issues of gender, learning, and crafts, and contemplated what educational technology could be.
A number of people from education, art, hacktory, computer science, engineering, and information studies joined us to discuss recent developments in technology and education.
Kate Hartman, Diane Glosson, Kristin Searle, Corrie Tice, and Deborah Fields were also there displaying, discussing, and wearing e-textiles.