Electronic Textile Artist Seattle, WA
2007 USA Fellow
This award was generously supported by the Target Corporation. _
Maggie Orth, a graduate of the media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, creates smart textiles, a combination of textiles and computers. A pioneer of electronic textiles, interactive fashions, wearable computing, and interface design, Orth considers her work a feminist practice that merges the feminine-gendered medium of textiles with the male-gendered world of computers. She creates two-dimensional fabric works that hang on the wall like paintings and change color when prompted by a viewer’s touch.