ITP Summer Camp at New York University is one month of creative collaboration and experimental education in technology, design, fabrication, & more.
I attended ITP Summer Camp in June of 2016, hoping to be inspired by new creative outputs. I was able to explore a variety of topics that sparked my curiosity, and merge digital and physical forms of art and technology. I had the opportunity to play, design, and work with other campers, and volunteered to lead sessions in topics I was passionate about. If you're interested in attending, learn more about ITP Camp.
I challenged myself to complete one full project by the end of the month. I found I gravitated toward two topics: digital embroidery and sewing circuits. In my efforts to combine both, I used a Singer Futura XL-400 to embroider a small plant leaf on cloth fabric. I attached two LEDs to the embroidery hoop, visually representing flower buds. Conductive thread was used to create and close a circuit between the LEDs and an Arduino Lilypad Coincell Battery holder, allowing for the lights to be manually turned on and off. Future iterations of this prototype would ideally feature more advanced embroidery patterns and circuitry.
Soft Lab, Lasercutting 101, Glow-Sew electronics, Creative Coding with P5.js, UX Prototyping tools
Designing Accessible Websites & Interfaces: Introduction to web accessibility, standards, design tips and considerations.
Photoshop Fun & Digital Art Break: Overview of Photoshop core features and how to use them for photo editing, digital collage, etc.