Tinkering Tinkerer: Judy Castro
Judy is an artist and designer working with textiles, metal, industrial materials and electronics. She is a seamstress by family trade, studied art and design, and is exploring wearable technology.
She received a Textiles Award from SFSU while earning a BA in Industrial Design. Her focus is on soft product design, smart fibers, and metal sculpture. As member of Flaming Lotus Girls, she worked on the Serpent Mother for Burning Man and the Robodock Art and Technology Festival in Amsterdam. This past year she assisted with the visual design, project management and fabrication of Mutopia. She was a speaker at Digital Life Design 2009 conference in Munich, and has been invited to Kinnernet in Israel as artist in the field of Art and Technology. She is collaborating on a new proposal for Burning Man and The Fire Blooms for the City of San Francisco. Judy's approach to teaching uses hands-on projects focusing on sketching, design, and model making. She has been teaching art and technology for Make Magazine through Make Mobile.