Tech D.I.Y. encourages women and kids to learn about technology in ways that are simple and fun. The kits teach DIY craft and have solid engineering lessons and design creativity behind them.
Today more than ever, the importance of technology is increasing rapidly and related job opportunities are growing in electrical engineering, computer science and other related fields. Despite this trend, the female employment in these fields is still low. Creating interest in D.I.Y. technology for women and their children can help increase the number of females in all technology-based fields. The D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) technologies project for women and kids, Tech DIY, involves a holistic process of mothers and kids learning electronics together, boosting design creativity, and sharing this with others.
About Ji Sun Lee
Ji Sun Lee, Geeky mom, travels often between Korea to New York City to pursue her passions for new media artwork and unique interactive experiences for diverse users. She earned her master’s degree at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU and ph.d in Interaction Design at Seoul National University. She has worked for Samsung Electronics, Yahoo! and Open Tide Consulting Co. as a user interface and interaction designer. Her rect ent projects range from mobile app development to data visualization. Mosrecently, she presented her works at the Maker Faire 2015 and 2016 in California and staged a solo show at MediaNoche gallery in New York. She is a professor in the department of Visual Media Design at Sookmyung Women's University in Korea. Her TechDIY project was inspired by the perky curiosities of her adorable 5th grade girl, Hannah Kim, and everyday happenings.
Mom and Kids: Special Tech D.I.Y Workshop
Saturday, Aug 13th, Ji Sun Lee will show kids, ages 9 - 14, how electrical circuits work by having them create one. Lee has created a series of technology kits for moms to teach their daughters and sons the basics of technology. Proceeds will be going to a single mother's shelter in Korea.
Remember those old science kits? Kids get their own kits that include step-by-step instruction, a sewing kit with conductive thread, a small LED light, and a coin battery. Along with the artist, they manufacture a customized rabbit or ghost with a blinking eye. Here art is used to teach technology. Stop by and bring your kids!