Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Find! Becky Stern

Lilypad Embroidery
"The embroidery uses traditional floss and techniques mixed with lights and sounds generated by the onboard software."

Everything Becky Stern does is a brilliantly geeky mixture of art, tech and craft. Being able to equally mix these three is something I'd love to do, though I don't know if I'll ever catch up on the tech side.

I stumbled across her website while looking for plush squid patterns, and completely forgot what I was there for while checking out her amazing projects.

TV-B-Gone Hoodie

One of my favorite projects is her TV-B-Gone hoodie. In a ninja-like fashion, it activates the TV-B-Gone sewn in the hoodie by the innocuous action of zipping the zipper. This turns off all TVs in an area (like at a restaurant). And of course she wrote an instructable on how to make your own. Brilliant!

As a parting gift, here's a few pictures from her "Body Technology Interfaces" projects.

Body-Laptop Interface

Ski Mask for Eating a Sandwich

I love all this! What else would you expect from someone who is an associate editor at CRAFT and MAKE, as well as an arts teacher? Check out more of her stuff at her website

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