Laura Devendorf

Laura Devendorf, assistant professor, participates in a week-long "textiles jam" exploring generative design for machine knitting at the Carnegie Mellon (CMU) Textiles Lab June 10-14. 

June 14, 2019

Unstable Design Lab director Laura Devendorf visited the Carnegie Mellon Textiles Lab to participate in a week-long "textiles jam" in June.

Sandra Wirtanen at Aalto University Department of Applied Physics laboratory measuring performance of textile prototypes.

Unstable Design Lab announces researcher-in-residence for summer weaving residency

May 13, 2019

After reviewing more than 200 applications from around the globe, the Unstable Design Lab at CU Boulder's ATLAS Institute selected Sandra Wirtanen as its first researcher-in-residence for the 2019 Experimental Weaving Residency to Bridge Art and Engineering, which aims to promote collaboration between fiber-artists and CU Boulder scientists and engineers...

Laura Devendorf

Unstable Design Lab announces new experimental weaving residency

Jan. 14, 2019

The Unstable Design Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder's ATLAS Institute is pleased to announce the creation of an experimental weaving residency. This residency will be held for six weeks in the summer of 2019 and has been generously supported by the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design.

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Digital loom arrives in Unstable Design Lab

Oct. 10, 2018

The custom-made TC2 Digital Jacquard loom–all 1,000 pounds of it–has arrived and is now assembled in Assistant Professor Laura Devendorf 's Unstable Design Lab . First projects will focus on just learning to use it, Devendorf says, but after that she plans to utilize more complex fabrics with integrated sensing...

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We're all chameleons now

Sept. 25, 2018

Laura Devendorf has a ready answer for how she spent the summer: The CU Boulder information scientist taught herself how to weave, an experience equal parts relaxing and infuriating — “like brushing doll hair forever,” she said.

Jolie Klefeker

CTD junior chosen as Grace Hopper Research Scholar

Jolie Klefeker was chosen as a Grace Hopper Research Scholar, a national program that aims to increase the number of undergraduate women with an interest in computing research.

Laura Devendorf stands in her Unstable Design Lab.

Weaving smart textiles

June 12, 2018

Assistant Professor Laura Devendorf researches smart textiles, one of the most promising and least explored frontiers for information technology.


Wearable technology brings high-tech to mushroom hunting

May 9, 2018

Assistant Professor Laura Devendorf and Jen Liu, ATLAS doctoral student, co-authored a new study that brings wearable technology to one of humanity's oldest pursuits.

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When unstable technology is a good thing

March 1, 2017

Assistant professor Laura Devendorf uses the instability of everyday life as a design resource in her Unstable Design Lab.