eBee: An Electronics Quilting Bee
eBee is an art and research project that merges quilting, game design, and e-textiles. It investigates the opportunity for new kinds of playable and educational experiences to emerge from non-traditional technologies, and questions the role of gender in craft, game, and technology communities. In eBee, players either compete or collaborate to build circuits on a quilted game board using quilt patches that are augmented with channels of conductive fabric. eBee won the Boston Festival of Indie Games Most Innovative Tabletop Game award in 2016, and has been shown at venues including the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Indie Arcade, DiGRA Blank Arcade, and the Cambridge Science Festival.
Our dedicated project website provides more information about eBee, including photos, videos, and news about where it will be shown next.