MPES welcomes Kylie Peppler, Ph.D – Indiana University !
Talk time: Thursday, January 28th, 12:30-1:30pm, Annenberg 303
Kylie Peppler is an Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Director of the Creativity Labs at Indiana University. An artist by training, she engages in research that focuses on the intersection of arts, media, new technologies, and informal learning. Peppler is an advisor to the Connected Learning Research Network and a member of the 2015 National Educational Technology Plan Committee sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Throughout her career she has studied the creative uses of computer programming among youth communities and has focused most recently on the design and study of e-textile artifacts–fabric-based artifacts with embedded electronics sewn with conductive thread. This work has resulted in numerous publications, a new four-book curriculum through MIT Press, and a co-edited volume titled, Textile Messages: Dispatches from the World of E-Textiles and Education, and has been generously supported by the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Moore Foundation, Google, the US Department of Education, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.