From its identity based in hand making and art and culture, crafts have not always been related to the world of technologies. However, the advances made in recent times in the development of intelligent materials and new open-source platforms, have allowed the emergence of the new concept 'Computational Crafts' referring precisely to a virtuous union between computing and artisanal tradition. The following publication discusses how advances in the creation of electronic textiles can approach the world of traditional techniques, particularly enhancing the expressive and communicative characteristics specific to the Chilean embroidering art of Arpilleras.
As a case of study, the author presents the research project developed in the framework of the International course Fabricademy: A new textiles and technology academy, featuring the preliminary results.
Keywords: arpilleras, crafts, e-textiles, interaction, technology.
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