Last week I was invited to the Scratch Conference at MIT Media Lab to talk about my experience as an artist-in-residence at Eleanor Roosevelt High school in New York City.
The MIT Media Lab has a long tradition of connecting the latest technological advances to wider audiences. Among many other things, the researchers there are developing tools that allow teaching to code in a variety of settings; for example, in an art classroom.
One of the examples of such important tools is TurtleStitch. Due to its unique combination of coding and textile crafts, TurtleStitch allows educators to bridge the logical and haptic.
I also presented two of the hand- and computer-embroidered books that were created using TurtleStitch during my residency.