SIBEL DEREN GULER Maker Workshop: An Introduction, Creating Smart Materials


Friday, April 10, 2015
9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Smart Materials & Wearable Design

Inventiveness through Craft and Electronics

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Create a personal guide to a set of materials and electronics that can be interfaced together through craft techniques such as sewing and paper folding; design a “smart object” that can be prototyped using these materials. You will learn about science, design, electronics, while collecting new materials and crafting techniques to incorporate in your next project!

Adding new materials and techniques to your repertoire is inspiring and exciting. “Invent-abling” is a project devoted to teaching how to work with smart materials and electronics in unconventional ways, enabling you to create new interactions through craft and design. The project shares the sentiment of the recent maker movement, to empower non-experts to tinker with “expert tools”.

Sibel Deren Guler is a physicist, designer, and educator based in New York. She researches and develops technology that uses interactivity and computation to explore nature from a playful and sustainable approach. She has led community-based interactive projects and workshops around the world to audiences of all ages. Her work includes ReplayMyPlay, an energy harvesting merry-go-round exhibit that was installed at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. In Float Beijing she designed colorchanging air quality boards mounted on kites to create a public display of the pollution level.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning.

This event is part of ARTSEE, a festival showcasing new works of art throughout Westchester County in celebration of ArtsWestchester’s 50th anniversary.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Center for the Digital Arts at Westchester Community College
27 North Division Street
Peekskill, 10566
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Times: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Center for the Digital Arts
Presenter Phone: 914-606-7301
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This event is open to the public and all enrolled students, but reservations are required. Please email us at [email protected]
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