Felted Crochet Sensor

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This felted crochet sensor project by Instructables user, push_reset, serves as an inspiration for my upcoming Computational Crafting class at Parsons The New School for Design. I appreciate many aspects of this project, from the aesthetic to the functionality. Aesthetically speaking, this project intrigues me. I find felt appealing both visually and as a malleable material that I like to incorporate into my work. Sensors often have a very singular look – metallic and cold – however, push_reset’s sensor is delightfully subversive in that it is inviting, touchable, and soft. As for the functionality, I read her documentation (which is excellent) and I appreciate that this flex sensor is seemingly rather reliable. I’ve had a slew of unfortunate experience with rubber and metal flex sensors, and found them underwhelming in their reliability. push_reset had similar experiences and then went on to make this sensor in order to have the aesthetic and reliability that she desired. Cheers!

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Instructables Page

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I’m the proud co-owner of an Instructables page. I’m a part of a small art collective titled ‘Snax_and_Macs’ and we are proud to announce that we’ve been featured twice in the last month for interactive installation tutorials using Spacebrew and openFrameworks.

Here’s our Instructables Member’s Page: http://www.instructables.com/member/Snax_and_Macs/

And here’s a link to our most recent installation tutorial: Capacitive Sensing//openFrameworks//Arduino//SPACEBREW Installation! 

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About:Snaxxx ‘n Macs in a new media artist collective comprised of Joselyn Neon McDonald, Nicole Yi Messier, Alex Tosti and Lucy Matchett. Currently we all completing a Masters of Fine Arts in Design & Technology at Parsons the New School for Design. We enjoy physical computing, Destroying patriarchy, Snacks, Our Mac books, surprising interactions, Listening to 90′s Rap music, the Wizarding world of Harry potter, planning trips to the Wizarding world of Harry Potter , soldering after a long hard day, taking romantic walks to Radioshack and Mulan. To see more about us visit us at
http://joselynmcdonald.co/ – Joselyn McDonald’s Portfolio
http://nicoleyimessier.com/ - Nicole Messier’s Portfolio
http://www.alextosti.com/ – Alex Tosti’s site
http://lucymatch.com/ – Lucy Matchett’s Work

Making Space

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Hi,

If you’ve found this page because you saw something like this in the back of a book:

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You’re in the right place! And I’m so thrilled to meet your inquisitive self.

Making Space is a project I’ve developed (and is still developing, morphing, and dancing right along) in order to encourage women across the world to start contributing to the (unfortunately radically gender imbalanced) literary collection of public libraries. It’s an infiltration of the system that has established barriers for women to express themselves.

Here is how you can participate in Making Space:

1. Women, write a book about what’s important to you, any size and any length. Anything goes!

2. Take pictures of the pages of your book and send it to makingspacelibrary@gmail.com or message me via my wordpress.

3. Bind the book (you can pay to bind it, or just use simple tape and thread),

4. Insert your work in a public library shelf.

5. Encourage other women to do the same.

As the books come in, I’ll upload the content to this page: Making Space

Oh, and here’s the cover of my book:

2014-03-30 22.32.50 It’s not much, but it’s mine, and it’s about to be on a New York Public Library shelf. Take that patriarchy!

Godspeed with your writing,

Joselyn

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else. - Gloria Steinem