26 November 2015, 18:30 - 20:00
Becky Stewart will give an introduction to the field of electronic textiles, focusing on sharing her work combining music with textiles. She will show Solo Disco Scarf and Sound Direction, both developed as tools to teach simple analogue audio signal processing through sewing and crocheting circuits. She will also show her current work using textile interfaces as capacitive touch control surfaces for music and dance performance.
Becky Stewart is an engineer, developer, and educator working with physical computing and specialising in e-textiles. She completed her PhD in Acoustics, Spatial Audio and Interfaces for Music with the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London in 2010, an MSc in Music Technology at the University of York in 2006 and a BMus in Music Engineering Technology and Computer Science at the University of Miami in 2005. Anti-Alias Labs is where Becky works on creative technology projects.
She is currently working with Di Mainstone on the Human Harp, a project to transform suspension bridges into playable harps and that has been covered by the BBC and New York Times. Becky is also a co-founder and the Head of Learning at Codasign, an education company that teaches coding and electronics workshops in museums and art galleries. She recently released the book Adventures in Arduino (Wiley), teaching programming and electronics to ages 11-15.