Sandra Wirtanen shows a weaving from her weaving residency.

Unstable Design Lab announces open call for second experimental weaving residency

July 19, 2021

ATLAS Institute's Unstable Design Lab, directed by Laura Devendorf, will host its second experimental weaving residency with the goal of developing new techniques and open-source resources that can co-evolve fiber arts and engineering practice.

Laura Devendorf wearing a shirt she crocheted that has baby nipples sewn into it.

Unstable Design Lab's "Design Memoirs" project on Irish Radio

June 16, 2021

In this Irish Radio interview with Aisling Kelliher, associate professor of computer science with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Kelliher discusses research from the Unstable Design Lab's "Design Memoirs" project.

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ATLAS @ CHI 2021

May 14, 2021

ATLAS researchers have 10 published works and one special interest group associated with the CHI 2021 conference, the world’s preeminent conference for the field of human-computer interaction. Held virtually, CHI 2021, also known as ACM’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, took place May 8-13.

A Fabric that Remembers displayed on a table at the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile in Hong Kong

Laura Devendorf’s memory fabric innovations exhibited at Hong Kong museum

May 11, 2021

During the pandemic lockdown, Laura Devendorf used textiles woven with resistive yarns to document a particular part of her life–the daily “forces” that pressed against her body, especially her two children. Two of her memory fabric innovations are being exhibited at the The Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT) in Hong Kong as part of the Interweaving Poetic Code exhibition.

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Washington Post interviews Laura Devendorf for "Nextiles" story

May 5, 2021

Did you get enough steps in today? Maybe one day you’ll ask your ‘smart’ shirt.

Laura Devendorf weaving on a loom.

Laura Devendorf to present March 11 at Georgia Tech’s GVU Brown Bag Seminar Series

March 10, 2021

Laura Devendorf, director of the Unstable Design Lab in the ATLAS Institute and assistant professor of information science, will deliver a lecture entitled “Designing Not Knowing” on March 11 as part of Georgia Tech’s GVU Brown Bag Seminar Series.

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Laura Devendorf keynote speaker at ACADIA 2020

Oct. 20, 2020

Laura Devendorf, an assistant professor of information science with the ATLAS Institute, is a keynote speaker in the ACADIA 2020 virtual panel, "A Conversation on Culture & Access," on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 4:15-5:45 p.m. EST. The panel brings together designers and scholars whose work deals critically with questions of computation, craft and public engagement.

Laura Devendorf virtually delivers FabLearn20 keynote.

Laura Devendorf delivers keynote at FabLearn'20

Oct. 12, 2020

Laura Devendorf, assistant professor of information science with the ATLAS Institute, gave a keynote speech at 2020 FabLearn - 9th Annual Conference on Maker Education. Her research questions the role of design and making in the wake of increasingly pressing global challenges. FabLearn's international community of educators, researchers and policy makers are committed to integrating the principles of constructionist learning, or “making" into formal and informal K-12 education.

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ATLAS research helps define the future of human-computer interaction

May 1, 2020

At a time when the field of human-computer interaction is becoming more important than ever, ATLAS researchers are making substantial contributions, contributing nine papers and two workshops to CHI '20.

Laura Devendorf weaves on a loom.

NSF CAREER Award supports Devendorf’s research in smart textile development

April 15, 2020

Laura Devendorf, an assistant professor of information science with the ATLAS Institute, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, providing $550,000 over five years to support the development of smart textiles. The award is one of the most prestigious given to faculty in the early phases of their careers.

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