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.

Fabric and conductive fibers

Creative collaborations with machines

Jan. 8, 2020

In this cover article in ACM "Interactions" magazine, Assistant Professor Laura Devendorf and associated researchers propose a new kind of digital craftsmanship, one "in which we may craft with the digital and find ways to make the machines craft along with us, in some kind of digital crafts-machine-ship."

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Laura Devendorf attends Sketching in Hardware

Sept. 27, 2019

Laura Devendorf assistant professor, attends Sketching in Hardware , an annual meeting exploring design tools for embedded hardware, Sept. 27-30 in Detroit, Michigan.

Clement presenting his research at the DIS '19 conference.

ATLAS makes its mark at DIS'19

July 10, 2019

Researchers from ATLAS Institute's THING, ACME and Unstable Design labs took home "Best Paper" and "Best Pictorial" awards as well as contributed four research presentations at the ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '19), held in San Diego, June 23-28.

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