Fashioning Circuits - A Digital Bridges Workshop
Fashioning Circuits combines scholarship and university coursework with community engagement to encourage underrepresented groups to overcome individual and social barriers to coding and making. It differs from many other “learn to code” initiatives by merging the cultural and social roles of the arts and humanities with attention to issues of diversity in STEM fields. Volunteers include current and past students and community members interested in empowering underrepresented groups. Past partner organizations include UT Dallas summer camps, Plano Public Libraries, and the Girl Scouts of America.
Lunch + Workshop
- 12:00 -1:00 pm - Lunch Discussion Professor Kimberly Knight offers an overview of Fashioning Circuits, including how it connects to her work as a humanist and how the project contributes to counterpublic formation. REGISTRATION REQUIRED/lunch provided
- 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Workshop: Fashioning Humanist Inquiry This half-day workshop includes a hands-on introduction to the hardware and software of the LilyPad Arduino, a wearable micro-computer. Participants will experiment with different peripheral components of the LilyPad, including lights and environmental sensors. The second half of the workshop will be devoted to connecting the LilyPad to the learning objectives of our humanities classrooms, as well building connections between teaching and public scholarship. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eaFi6Mdfc4YOH2d