Gillian Smith, assistant professor of computer science

Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Worcester Center for Crafts Hold the First Computational Crafting Symposium

WPI’s Interactive Media & Game Development program and WCC partner to give researchers and practitioners opportunities to collaborate with digital technology and craft
April 04, 2018


Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Interactive Media & Game Development (IMGD) program and the Worcester Center for Crafts (WCC), a nonprofit, community-based arts organization committed to craft education and supporting the arts, are partnering to hold the first Computational Crafting Symposium.

The goal is to bring together researchers and practitioners from various disciplines related to digital technologies and craft to explore research problems and creative opportunities in those areas.

Guest speakers will cover topics such as the process of designing and creating story-based interactive experiences, games created with computer sciences techniques, computational quilt pattern generation, design tools for machine knitting, and new loom designs.


Jennifer deWinter, director of IMGD at WPI; Gillian Smith assistant professor of computer science at WPI; Anne Sullivan, assistant professor of the School of Visual Arts & Design at the University of Central Florida; graduate students from Carnegie Mellon University, Tufts University, and University of California, Santa Cruz; and Honee Hess, executive director for the WCC.


Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road, Worcester, Mass.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

NOTE:  Reporters interested in attending the event should contact Jessica Messier at 508-831-5937 or