Resources + Readings

Please share any texts, projects, databases, posts, etc. related to this course so we can add them.

Precedents + Projects

Each class will have a list of relevant projects on its post. We will also compile on them on this channel to serve as a course database for inspiration and context.


We have compiled a reading list of many sources below, whether key texts or tertiary inspiration. We will not read all of these, but are including them in case they are relevant to your class projects and future research.


Adamson, Glenn. The Invention of Craft. Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.

Albers, Anni. On Weaving. Wesleyan University Press, 1974.

Barber, Elizabeth Wayland. Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times. W.W. Norton, 1996.

Benjamin, Ruha. Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code. Polity, 2019.

Bryan-Wilson, Julia. Fray: Art and Textile Politics. University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Dunne, Anthony. Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design. MIT Press, 2008.

Gleick, James. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. Pantheon Books, 2011.

Hicks, Mar. Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing. MIT Press, 2018.

Kidder, Tracy. The Soul of A New Machine. Back Bay Books, 2000.

Kurbak, Ebru, editor. Stitching Worlds: Exploring Textiles and Electronics. Revolver Publishing, 2018,

Monteiro, Stephen. The Fabric of Interface: Mobile Media, Design, and Gender. MIT Press, 2017.

Montgomery, Elliot P., and Chris Woebken. Extrapolation Factory Operator’s Manual. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016,

Nimkulrat, Nithikul, et al., editors. Crafting Textiles in the Digital Age. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Petzold, Charles. Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software. Redmond: Microsoft Press, 1999.

Plant, Sadie. Zeros and Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture. 1st ed., Doubleday, 1997.

Rosner, Daniela. Critical Fabulations: Reworking the Methods and Margins of Design. MIT Press, 2018.

Smith, T’ai. Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design. University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

St Clair, Kassia. The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History. ohn Murray Publishers Ltd, 2018.

Wilkinson-Weber, Clare M., and Alicia Ory DeNicola, editors. Critical Craft: Technology, Globalization, and Capitalism. 1st ed., Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.


Basu, Tanya. “The Gender Politics of Pockets.” The Atlantic, 30 Sept. 2014,

Bush, Vannevar. “As We May Think.” The Atlantic, 1945.

Berlin, Diana Kimball. “Close at Hand: A Pocket History of Technology.” Medium, 6 Sept. 2015,

Choi, Taeyoon. Poetic Computation Reader. Sept. 2017,

Haraway, Donna. “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century.” Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, Routledge, 1991, pp. 149–81,

Hwang, T. and K. Levy. “The ‘cloud’ and other dangerous metaphors.” The Atlantic, 2015.

Kuchera, Susan. “The Weavers and Their Information Webs: Steganography in the Textile Arts.” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, no. 13, 2018, doi:10.5399/uo/ada.2018.13.9.

magisterludi. “Towards Computational Craft.” Bit.Craft, Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

Roberts, Siobhan. “‘Knitting Is Coding’ and Yarn Is Programmable in This Physics Lab.” New York Times, 17 May 2019,

samoos. “The Wonderful, Wooly World of Hacked Knitting Machines.” Year of Open Source, 14 Nov. 2012,

Shay-Akil. “How Race & Gender Interact To Shape Inequality.” Decolonize All The Things, 19 Mar. 2019,

Simmons, Anjuan. “Technology Colonialism.” Model View Culture, 18 Sept. 2015,


Craft Yarn Council. Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

Decolonizing Design. Accessed 26 Mar. 2020.

Posch, Irene, et al. “Tools We Want.” Tools We Want, 2014.

Seu, Mindy. Cyberfeminist Index. 2019.

Sloan, Jeanette. BIPOC in Fiber. Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

“TimeIine of Computer History.” Computer History Museum, Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

WEAR Sustain. Accessed 11 Sept. 2018.


Computer Grrrls: History, Gender, Technology. 14 Mar. 2019 – 14 Jul. 2019. la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France.

  • Exhibition Catalogue here


Buechley, L. “A Construction Kit for Electronic Textiles.” 2006 10th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers, 2006, pp. 83–90. IEEE Xplore, doi:10.1109/ISWC.2006.286348.

Buechley, Leah, and Hannah Perner-Wilson. “Crafting Technology: Reimagining the Processes, Materials, and Cultures of Electronics.” ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact., vol. 19, no. 3, Oct. 2012, pp. 21:1–21:21. ACM Digital Library, doi:10.1145/2362364.2362369.

Giles, Emilie, and Janet van der Linden. “Imagining Future Technologies: ETextile Weaving Workshops with Blind and Visually Impaired People.” Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, ACM, 2015, pp. 3–12. ACM Digital Library, doi:10.1145/2757226.2757247.

Hertenberger, Anja, et al. “2013 E-Textile Swatchbook Exchange: The Importance of Sharing Physical Work.” Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers: Adjunct Program, ACM, 2014, pp. 77–81. ACM Digital Library, doi:10.1145/2641248.2641276.

Kohler, Andreas. Anticipatory Eco-Design Strategies for Smart Textiles. Delft University of Technology, 30 Sept. 2013. (in Google Drive)

Nakamura, Lisa. “Indigenous Circuits: Navajo Women and the Racialization of Early Electronics Manufacture.” American Quarterly, vol. 66, no. 4, Dec. 2014, pp. 919–41, doi:

Ogbonnaya-Ogburu, Ihudiya Finda, et al. “Critical Race Theory for HCI.” Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, 2020.

Perner-Wilson, Hannah, et al. “Handcrafting Textile Interfaces from a Kit-of-No-Parts.” Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, ACM, 2011, pp. 61–68. ACM Digital Library, doi:10.1145/1935701.1935715.

Posch, Irene. “Crafting Tools.” Interactions, vol. 24, no. 2, Feb. 2017, pp. 78–81. ACM Digital Library, doi:10.1145/3038227.

—. “E-Textile Tooling: New Tools—New Culture?” Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, vol. 6, no. 1, Dec. 2017, p. 10., doi:10.1186/s13731-017-0067-y.

Posch, Irene, and Ebru Kurbak. “CRAFTED LOGIC Towards Hand-Crafting a Computer.” Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, 2016, pp. 3881–3884. ACM Digital Library, doi:10.1145/2851581.2891101.

Sifuentes, Aram Han, et al. Unsettling Coloniality: A Critical and Radical Fiber/Textile Bibliography. Critical Craft Forum, 2018,

Tharakan, Mili John. NeoCraft : Exploring Smart Textiles in the Light of Traditional Textile Crafts. 2011,

Wendy Hui Kyong, Chun. “On Software, or the Persistence of Visual Knowledge.” Grey Room, vol. 18, Winter 2005, pp. 26–51, doi:


Fabricademy 2019-2020 Course. Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

Burrington, Ingrid. Everything Has A Resonant Frequency: On Crystals, Networks, and Crystal Networks. Radical Networks, New York.

Grant, Lara. “How to Work with Conductive Fabric.” Instructables, 2015,

Kohler, Andreas. WALL-E’s Wardrobe: How to Prevent e-Textiles Becoming the next e-Waste Problem? Delft University of Technology. Accessed 28 Nov. 2017. (in Google Drive)

Perner-Wilson, Hannah, and Mika Satomi. How To Get What You Want. Accessed 11 Sept. 2018.

Prahl, Anne. Designing with/ Designing out Waste: Innovation Opportunities for Performance Sportswear. Performance Days Munich, Munich. (in Google Drive)

Stark, Liza. Computational Craft Course. Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.