Maker Faire

SparkLab: DIY Wearables

Type: Maker Table/Exhibit
Program Area: Electronics

Day/Time: Saturday and Sunday

Location: Fiesta Hall

SparkLab is a body of DIY projects that investigate between culture, technology and craft. It encourages a new methodology for assembling electronic circuitry which merges sewing techniques with electronics. Wires are substituted for conductive thread, snaps for solder joints and connection points, and everyday silk organza is used as the conductive medium.

The DIY projects range from wearables that use light and thermochromatic inks to reveal and conceal imagery to interactive electronic projects for the home that do not even require the use for a soldering iron.

All projects are interactive and serve as vehicles for communication and self-expression.

Syuzi will also be holding a Wearable Light Workshop in this location.
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Presented by

Syuzi Pakhchyan

Syuzi Pakhchyan is a media designer and tinkerer working and residing in Los Angeles. She received her MFA in Media Design from the Art Center College of Design. Her MFA thesis titled "SparkLab" investigates the intersection between culture, technology and craft. Her designs explore and encourage ludic activities that whet curiosity, celebrate the quirky and speculative, and reflect personal experiences and cultural narratives. Currently she teaches a robotics class to children and is working as a freelance Media Designer and Art Director.