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Becky Stern is Director of Wearable Electronics at Adafruit in New York City.

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Tron Bag

TV-B-Gone Jacket

Laptop Compubody Sock

LilyPad Embroidery

Press


Forbes

Science Friday

Technical.ly

Business Insider

Lifehacker

Yahoo Tech

Creators Project

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Engadget Expand

FastCo Labs

Makers at Work

AOL HardWired

Engadget Show 44

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PBS Off Book

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MTV Brasil

NYC Media

Engadget Show

Forbes.com

Core77

See Yourself Sensing

Crafts (UK)

Fashion Geek

Wired

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Professional Experience

Exhibitions

  • 2011
    • FashionWare at CES (Las Vegas, NV), TV-B-Gone Jacket [project info]
  • 2007
    • Kingston Sculpture Biennial (Kingston, NY) Declarative Lamps in collaboration with Rees Shad
    • BFA Communication Design & Technology Thesis Exhibition, Chelsea Art Museum (New York, NY) Holon A. [thesis info]
  • 2002
    • The Befuddlement of Giving (Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf, Germany)

Print Publications

  • 2008
    • The Best of Instructables Volume 1 Blank Books from Office Paper [see original instructable]
    • CRAFT Magazine, Volume 9 Electronic Embroidery [more info] [download PDF]
    • Stern, R., Kelliher, A. Body-Technology Interfaces (abstract). Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference (PDC), Bloomington, Indiana, October 2008. [more info]
    • Techinical Reviewer for Fashioning Technology by Syuzi Pakhchyan [more info] [book site]
    • Stern, R., Kelliher, A., Burleson, W. and Tolentino, L. Sharing the Squid: Tangible Workplace Collaboration. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI), Florence, Italy, April 2008. [more info] [download PDF]
    • Tolentino, L., Kelliher, A., Birchfield, D., Stern, R. Creativity Interventions: Physical-Digital Activities for Promoting Group Creativity. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI), Florence, Italy, April 2008. [download PDF]

Workshops and Talks

  • 2009
    • FashionCamp NYC (New York, NY) Soft Circuits workshop [more info]
    • Maker Faire Bay Area (San Mateo, CA) Soft Circuits talk and demo, Hacking Clothes and Toys talk and demo [more info]
  • 2008
    • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale, AZ) Soft Circuits workshop [more info]
    • Maker Faire Austin (Austin, TX) Soft Circuit Embroidery talk & demo [more info]
    • Maker Faire Bay Area (San Mateo, CA) Soft Circuit Embroidery talk & demo [more info]

Education

Community

  • 2011-now
  • 2008-now
    • Free Art and Technology (FAT or fffffat) Virtual Research Fellow [group site]

Bibliography/Selected Press

  • 2009
    • “Blending History and the Future,” Fiber Arts (Volume 36 Number 2)
    • “Crafts and Codes” by Lisa Delgado, Crafts Magazine (UK) (issue 217 – March/April)
    • Fashion Geek by Diana Eng

Other Interests

Crafts, traveling, bike riding, barcodes, camping, plants, recycling, physics, animals, electronics, food

Connect

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