We had such a wonderful time in 2018 that we are holding Spring Break again in 2019! Here you can find an archive of the activities and making from last spring.

Theme

The theme of the camp poses larger questions relevant to the eTextile community and serves as a frame to guide discussions and focus group topics. It is formed based on participant interests, questions, and current work.

2018 Theme: Revel in the (Un)Ravel
We take things apart to figure out how they work. We relish the process and take time to consider it. We seek to be open and question things that are closed. We embrace constraints and work within imperfections. From broken threads and lost components, we craft things anew.

Focus Group*

Focus groups offer an opportunity for participants with similar interests to collaborate on a project and develop deeper relationships with a subset of the larger group. Topics were chosen by gathering interests and suggestions via questionnaires sent to participants and be related to the overall theme. Once at camp, we gathered and discuss what each topic means and then each participant will choose a group to be part of.

Workshops

Workshops are ways for participants to share interesting skills they have, something new they’ve learned this year, or just plain helpful stuff like The Math Behind Circuits. Workshops this year included eTextile Sound and Music, Intro to Audio Processing with Bela, and a Weaving Intensive.

*There will be no focus groups in 2019