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Interaction Design for Craft Artists:
How Open-Source Technology Can Augment Traditional Craft Mediums

This talk offers exposure to the processes, tools, and technology that designers use to improve the relationship between people and physical objects. We will discuss low-tech, open-source solutions centered around traditional crafts, such as woodworking, textiles, ceramics, and metalworking. This is not just about 3D printers or laser cutters. This is an opportunity for crafts people to rethink how they can bring delight to their work through interactive technology that still centers their labor as a maker.

Artists in all disciplines are welcome and encouraged to attend this free online event.
Reserve your seat, and register on Zoom at this link.


About the Speaker

Carlissa Arrow is an Alabama raised, Boston-based product designer that works at the intersection of art, design, and technology. Carlissa studied Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University and recently completed her Masters in Design Engineering at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work experience has spanned across multiple industries from manufacturing to product development at some familiar places like Hasbro and P&G.

When she is not at work, Carlissa spends most of her time drawing dancing jellyfish illustrations, or tearing down sewing machines. Overtime, she has become a strong advocate for the “power of making” and its emotional, cognitive, and economic impact on local communities. Carlissa hopes through her work she can show folks how art, design, and technology can work together in harmony to augment one another.

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