eBee: An Electronics Quilting Bee and Game

Isabella Carlsson, Jeanie Choi, Gillian Smith, Celia Pearce. eBee: An Electronics Quilting Bee and Game. Installation at the 2015 SIGGRAPH Studio. Los Angeles, CA, August 9-13, 2015.

Abstract

eBee is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) project that combines game design, modern quilting, and e-textiles to blend the social experiences of a board game, a quilting bee, and an electronics maker community. The eBee team is developing a system consisting of a kit of pre-made components and design guidelines for producing quilting-based, electronics-enabled games. eBee merges the traditional craft of quilting, the social context of a board game, and “maker” and hacking culture to create a social experience aimed at bridging gender, ethnic, generational and social gaps associated with electronics and craft.

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