I spent a lot of this summer sewing. One of my big projects was teaching myself the basics of using Arduino to integrate some fun wearable-computing into my little black dresses. Below is my poster on one of my projects, a black dress with EL wire corsetry in the back and a spattering of LED lights on the skirt, flashing my Twitter handle in Morse code.
I think mixing fashion and technology is a radical act, because treating the male-coded-and-often-respected skillset of hardware hacking and programming as just as technical and just as valuable as the female-coded-and-often-treated-as-old-fashioned-or-silly skillset of clothing-making. I make the case on the poster, and give a few project ideas. Check out the references for more cool projects to try in this vein.
“To me programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge.”–Rear Admiral Grace Hopper