Arpilleras Parlantes: Designing Educational Material for the Creation of Interactive Textile Art Based on a Traditional Chilean Craft.

Sofia Guridi Sotomayor, Tamara Vicencio, Rodrigo Gajardo

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Abstract

Electronic Textiles (eTextiles) and open source material has been entangled with “DIY” movements and hands on work to create new interactive interfaces. Studies have shown the potential these have to bring computational knowledge closer to new audiences. We address how eTextiles can approach a traditional textile art, specifically “Arpilleras” from Chile, to understand how each field contributes from a symbolic, material and technical perspective. Following participatory approach methods and STEAM guidelines to create an educational program, we observed how eTextiles can influence the creation of soft interactive interfaces that enhance the communicative character and cultural heritage of a craft, and the potential of their use in a pedagogical context by using a specially designed kit. Our study suggests that connecting technology with strong cultural identity craft, can help to reach new audiences, revitalize the traditional technique, and create new tools for expression and creativity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2021)
PublisherACM
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450382137
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction - Virtual, Online, Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 19 Feb 202119 Feb 2021
Conference number: 15
https://tei.acm.org/2021/

Conference

ConferenceACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
Abbreviated titleTEI
CountryAustria
CitySalzburg
Period19/02/202119/02/2021
Internet address

Keywords

  • tangible interaction
  • computational crafts
  • eTextiles
  • education
  • Arpilleras
  • textile art
  • interdisciplinary

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