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Becky Stern is a content creator at Instructables. She has authored hundreds of tutorials about everything from wearable electronics to knitting. Before joining Instructables, Becky worked as a senior video producer for MAKE Magazine and as director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She lives in New York City and enjoys riding her motorcycle, making YouTube videos, and collecting new hobbies to share with you. Her work has been featured by VICE, the BBC, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Engadget, CNN, Business Insider, Forbes, and Science Friday.

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Professional Experience

Exhibitions

  • 2011
    • FashionWare at CES (Las Vegas, NV), TV-B-Gone Jacket [project info]
  • 2007
    • Kingston Sculpture Biennial (Kingston, NY) Declarative Lamps in collaboration with Rees Shad
    • BFA Communication Design & Technology Thesis Exhibition, Chelsea Art Museum (New York, NY) Holon A. [thesis info]
  • 2002
    • The Befuddlement of Giving (Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf, Germany)

Print Publications

  • 2008
    • The Best of Instructables Volume 1 Blank Books from Office Paper [see original instructable]
    • CRAFT Magazine, Volume 9 Electronic Embroidery [more info] [download PDF]
    • Stern, R., Kelliher, A. Body-Technology Interfaces (abstract). Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference (PDC), Bloomington, Indiana, October 2008. [more info]
    • Techinical Reviewer for Fashioning Technology by Syuzi Pakhchyan [more info] [book site]
    • Stern, R., Kelliher, A., Burleson, W. and Tolentino, L. Sharing the Squid: Tangible Workplace Collaboration. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI), Florence, Italy, April 2008. [more info] [download PDF]
    • Tolentino, L., Kelliher, A., Birchfield, D., Stern, R. Creativity Interventions: Physical-Digital Activities for Promoting Group Creativity. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI), Florence, Italy, April 2008. [download PDF]

Talks

  • 2009
    • Maker Faire Bay Area (San Mateo, CA) Soft Circuits talk and demo, Hacking Clothes and Toys talk and demo [more info]
  • 2008
    • Maker Faire Austin (Austin, TX) Soft Circuit Embroidery talk & demo [more info]
    • Maker Faire Bay Area (San Mateo, CA) Soft Circuit Embroidery talk & demo [more info]

Education

Community

  • 2016-now
  • 2008-2015
    • Free Art and Technology (FAT or fffffat) Virtual Research Fellow [group site]
  • 2011-2014

Bibliography (print)

  • 2009
    • “Blending History and the Future,” Fiber Arts (Volume 36 Number 2)
    • “Crafts and Codes” by Lisa Delgado, Crafts Magazine (UK) (issue 217 – March/April)
    • Fashion Geek by Diana Eng